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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  • The Church, one of the largest in Germany, dei looms in Lübeck. Try to get with the big concert organ; the lét good.
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  • Many others have spoken of the magnificent interior, impressive even by the standards of other major European cathedrals. I was most impressed by the honesty with which the massive church bells, smash...  more »
  • There are a few Evangelical churches that have so impressed me like this. The mixture between jewelry, functionality, simplicity and spirituality. Worth seeing. Lies just on the other side of town. But it's worth can be found through "Hell" in "Purgatory" in the "sky". Rewarding walk through the Lübeck streets.
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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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