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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg

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Enter St. Petri Kirche to see important examples of religious art from the 15th and 17th centuries. The church's tall bell tower looks across the city of Hamburg, while its iconic lion-head door handles greet visitors entering the west wing. The Gothic structure dates to the 12th century, though much older religious buildings formerly occupied the site. Although its exterior is rather unimpressive, the building houses several major artworks, including a mural from the 15th century. Two oil paintings by artist Gottfried Libalt represent well-known biblical scenes, including the birth of Christ. Carefully restored after a devastating acid attack in 1977, these pieces represent major expressions of religious art produced in the 17th century. Plan your St. Petri Kirche visit and explore what else you can see and do in Hamburg using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • The Church is very simple in its construction. If you go around here won't take a long time to come. Carina
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  • In the City centre right by the main shopping street- you are likely to wander past here on a City visit. Stop in if you have time - but don't be too disappointed if you miss it, as it is nothing terr...  more »
  • The Church is not so very spanande, but so is like to Evangelical Lutheran kyrkjer. It's been different here in the 800 kyrkjer over the years; the last was raised on the 1800 century.
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  • A must-see in Hamburg. The architecture is not as spectacular as the of St.Michel Church. However, the bell-tower offers a spectacular view over the city center. Hardly any building in Hamburg can have this view.
  • Nice to visit and great looking from the outside.
  • Great church
  • Fantastic view from the tower. Not many people know about the opportunity to climb it. It's city center, from there you can see almost everything...
  • Really nice to visit.