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St. Michael's Church, Hamburg

#3 of 24 in Historic Sites in Hamburg
Religious Site · Architectural Building
The emblematic 132 m (433 ft) Baroque spire of St. Michael's Church is completely covered in copper. For centuries, this prominent feature of the city's skyline has been a landfall mark for ships sailing up the Elbe river. Relatively simple outside yet surprisingly opulent inside, the church features a large bronze statue above its main entrance showing Archangel Michael conquering the devil. Be sure to enter the crypt, which has an exhibit narrating the city's long history. Try to plan your visit for a sunny day for the best views from the church's tower. You'll find easy access by stairs or elevator. This city landmark hosts frequent concerts and other cultural events. Make St. Michael's Church a centerpiece of your Hamburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamburg online route planner.
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  • St Michaelis Church - wow! This church has gone through so much, its been destroyed by fire numerous times yet its always rebuilt with love and gets better every time. A beautiful baroque church and....  more »
  • This is one of those must-see in Hamburg. Even with corona-time, they arranged pretty good the cueing and such. The view is nice and easy to go up.  more »
  • That was great place to visit and to see what it is like in a catholic church. The visit up was beautiful. This is like an equivalent to the Eiffel Tower except in Hamburg. It was pretty windy up there and you can certainly enjoy the great city view up there. I highly recommend that you visit the place and check it out. It's worth visiting. Price wasnt so bad. About 5 euro I believe. Go and visit
  • Honestly I'm not one for religion but this is beyond that... This church has been rebuilt twice over the last 300 years due to fires and at this point it's a masterpiece considered by many to be the 2nd most beautiful church in all of Germany. The view from the tower is truly worth while.

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