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. Before you head to Lubeck, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Lubeck route planning tool , to make sure you see all that Lubeck has to offer, including Marienkirche.
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  • Marienkirche Church is a beautiful church with high pillars and a astonomiskt out of which played at 20:05. 12 when we were there. Partly enovererat. The old church bell will remain as a reminder of the horrors of war. Very good service!
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  • Is the Church of Bach on the Grote Markt. Cusps of the two jumped Tower is very impressive. Inside a giant pipe organ. Cute demon statue outside. Miss.
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  • The church took a 100 years to complete and at the time of construction 1250-1350 was the tallest brick building.There was plenty to engage interest such as bronze baptismal font made by Hans Apengete...  more »
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  • Beautiful Lutheran church. More beautiful on the outside than the inside. It has a very white-washed interior typical of the more austere protestant style.
  • Beautiful church, worth visiting if you are travelling to the ferry and have some time left.
  • Lovely church with quite an atmosphere about it. Was bomb damaged during the war and the bells still lay where they fell. Fascinating clock too. Everywhere​ you look there is something interesting. Outside, on a stone is a devil statue.
  • Amazing building, especially if this is your first brick gothic cathedral. Beautifully restored gothic interior. Sad broken bells left display destruction of war amidst the restored tranquility of God's peace.
  • I almost forgot about this church there in Lubeck. I toured with a gospel group 4 times with a concert we gave there at this beautiful church. The people of the town were a little apprehensive at first but quickly welcomed us. I had already been to Germany previously as a soldier spending a total of six years there...3 years in Schweinfurt and another 3 years in Bad Kreuznach. I knew enough about the German people to say that they've always been a gracious and welcoming people. None the less, it was a pleasant experience and hope to revisit the city sometime in the near future.
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