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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  • The construction of the 13th century and history (including The Play of I.S. Bach on the Organ in 1703) and especially the post-war restoration in the late 1950s are respected. Now, of course, inside the temple decoration - not church, but rather museum-gallery, but very interesting. I won't retell, but I spent almost an hour inside, though I thought I'd manage 10.' The problem is: it is impossible to find a place to shoot an object from the outside.
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  • Incredibly nice church, with lots of history. It costs 2 euros in the entrance hall and it is definitely worth a visit.
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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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