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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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  • Beautiful and quiet church with magnificent organ. Central location meant that it was easy to slip into. beautiful art depicting the life of Jesus made the tour of the Church took longer than we expected.
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  • The most beautiful church of Lübeck and one of the most beautiful of Germany (comes right after the Cologne Cathedral). Thrown by the allies in 1942 is flat at the first fire bombing of a city (crazy tactics) but after the war in old listen restores. Especially the red brick as material makes the church more interesting. At the fire are many church treasures lost, but fortunately also much recoverable proven. An impressive reminder of the bombing is one of the large bells who came down and burst on the floor and there still is. One of the special objects is a gigantic astronomical clock. Copied from the original.
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  • Our international group took a tour above the vaulted ceiling, up into the towers, the belfry, and the turret. Our tour was given in English. The guide was very knowledgeable. He had a tablet with a s...  more »
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  • 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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  • Marvelous experience, beautiful church in an ancient gothic style. You will enjoy this place!
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