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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg

#6 of 25 in Historic Sites in Hamburg
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Enter St. Petri Kirche to see important examples of religious art from the 15th and 17th centuries. The church's tall bell tower looks across the city of Hamburg, while its iconic lion-head door handles greet visitors entering the west wing. The Gothic structure dates to the 12th century, though much older religious buildings formerly occupied the site. Although its exterior is rather unimpressive, the building houses several major artworks, including a mural from the 15th century. Two oil paintings by artist Gottfried Libalt represent well-known biblical scenes, including the birth of Christ. Carefully restored after a devastating acid attack in 1977, these pieces represent major expressions of religious art produced in the 17th century. Plan trip to Hamburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Hauptkirche St. Petri is close to Rathausplatz in Hamburg, and U-Bahn stop Rathaus is right in front of it. Originally built as a Gothic church, it was rebuilt after it fell victim of the great fire.....  more »
  • We had a look inside this church whilst on a cruise. The exterior is of red brick and has a Gothic feel to it, it is close to the Town hall. Inside the exterior is modern and old, it does have some...  more »
  • We're climbed to the top... 540 steps... is hot up there... I would not recommend the climb in warm weather. The views were great from up there! The staff were outstanding. Very nice.
  • If you can manage 500 stairs you will be rewarded with an outstanding view of all of Hamburg. Even on a rainy day its incredible. 3 euro to climb up but well worth it.
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