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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  • Very nice church. Quite poor inside. Interesting sun clock-timer there. Many black white pictures. Very interesting devil figure at the entrace , you need to read the story...  more »
  • A nominal charge secures admission to this church, the burial place of Buxtehude and the church Bach made a pilgrimage to in order to hear the famous organist/musician.  more »
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  • Beautifully restored. Gothic arches are truly impressive. You really have to throw your read right back to be able to take in the stillness of them.
  • It's interesting but nothing special. The fallen bells are cool and the clock is a mystery. The Fresco's are nice but not easy to see. 4 euros a head to get in.

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