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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. 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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  • Die Architektur der Kirche, die Geschichte ihrer Entstehung, des Wiederaufbaus, der Anstieg über den Südturm bis zum Glockenspiel (mit Ausprobieren), der Umgang über das Hauptgewölbe (unglaubliche... 
    Die Architektur der Kirche, die Geschichte ihrer Entstehung, des Wiederaufbaus, der Anstieg über den Südturm bis zum Glockenspiel (mit Ausprobieren), der Umgang über das Hauptgewölbe (unglaubliche...  more »
  • This is a huge church but it's crammed into the streets nearby so it's difficult to get an idea of the scale. Inside the church is vast - apparently the largest brick built vault in the world. The.....  more
    This is a huge church but it's crammed into the streets nearby so it's difficult to get an idea of the scale. Inside the church is vast - apparently the largest brick built vault in the world. The.....  more »
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  • This is a huge church but it's crammed into the streets nearby so it's difficult to get an idea of the scale. Inside the church is vast - apparently the largest brick built vault in the world. The interior is whitewashed and then decorated but in a very understated way. There are a few small chapels to the side, an interesting altarpiece (I think), a recreated astronomical clock and World War 1 memorial. Definitely worth a visit to see the wealth of the Hanseatic merchants.
  • Nice. Note: If you want to visit the tower, you must reserve your spot a few weeks in advance.

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