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Marienkirche, Lubeck

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Marienkirche, a large Lutheran church, is a superb example of the Brick Gothic style prevalent in northern Germany. It was constructed between 1250 and 1350, but on the night of Palm Sunday 1942, it was almost completely burnt down during an Allied air raid. You can see where the bells fell on that night--they have been left there as a memorial to the war. Though many of the old artworks were destroyed in the bombing, you can still admire the winged altar of Christian Swarte from around 1495, a wooden statue of St. John from around 1505, and a stone statue of St Antonius from around 1460. Head outside to the courtyard to see an unusual statue of the devil. Using our online itinerary creator, Lubeck attractions like Marienkirche can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Has a good overview how the many churches were restored after the 1942 RAF bombing. It's the only one of four churches we've been in that charged a fee ( 2 euro)  more »
  • The bells in the church remain smashed into the floor, as they were in 1942, when Lubeck was bombed by the RAF in retaliation for the bombing of Coventry Cathedral. Both places now have a Cross of Nai...  more »
  • Me and my best friend were blown away by the beauty of this place.You have to look to every corner and still you discover things.Highly recomended, don't miss it if you want to travel through time !  more »
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  • Lübeck's most famous large brick pointy thing. Some exquisite (and occasionally creepy) carvings. Astronomical clock was hilariously lame (operates each day at noon) and patronisingly imperialist/racist, but such is human history for you.
  • I liked so much. Even so handy place, in city centre. And had nice view to church.
  • Interesting clock, see it at noon! Impression may also have been enhanced by the choral performance that was on at the time
  • I love the city of Lubeck. I just spent a week there and it was a wonderful experience. The church is exquisite in and of itself, but it is one of many sites. Architecture, history, the people, the food (yes, the food) - all just wonderful. My work takes me there, and I look forward to the next trip.
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