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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  • Beautiful brick church. Works by their size. Of the original features, only parts remain. Was very much destroyed during World War II. Admission €2. Very nice staff.
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  • To me this is the most beautiful church in the heart of Lübeck. I always stop by when I am in town. I highly recommend it.  more »
  • A church. Glad to see the bells that fell down, and the church is fine. Costs EUR 2 and it is quite ok. .
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  • Interesting place!
  • Great old church
  • 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.
  • interesting place to visit with fine surrounding area
  • Beautiful church, well worth the entry fee (1.50 euro for students, ~2.00 for adults).
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