sights / Religious

Marienkirche information

Lübeck , Germany
Marienkirchhof 1
+49 451 397 700
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adult/child €2/1.50
Opening hours
10am-6pm Apr-Sep, to 5pm Oct, to 4pm Tue-Sun Nov-Mar
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This fine Gothic church boasts the world's highest brick-vaulted roof and was the model for dozens of churches in northern Germany. Crane your neck to take in the painted cross-vaulted ceilings supported by slender, ribbed pillars. A WWII bombing raid brought down the church's bells, which have been left where they fell in 1942 and have become a famous symbol of the city.

Also note the astronomical clock in the north aisle next to modern glass windows inspired by a medieval Dance of Death mural destroyed by the war. Outside there’s a little devil sculpture with an amusing folk tale (in German and English).