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Sankt Marien Kirche

Am Ziegenmarkt 4, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
+49 381 4923396
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Astronomical clock alone is worth the visit

This is a beautiful 13th-century church with soaring columns, interesting statuary, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Expially D
Various interesting facets well preserved

Rest your bags and coats and enjoy an hour here to capture the beauties of Rostock's largest church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronald D
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Am Ziegenmarkt 4, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
+49 381 4923396
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful 13th-century church with soaring columns, interesting statuary, beautiful stained glass windows, carved pulpit, and a magnificent organ. The highlight of the church is its 15th-century astronomical clock, the complex workings of which are really fascinating. Really, to make the most of...More

Thank Expially D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rest your bags and coats and enjoy an hour here to capture the beauties of Rostock's largest church dating back to 1230 wit its rich furnishings to include the astronomical clock, apostle procession (1472) together with the bronze baptismal font (1290)

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is worth a visit if only to see the astrological clock and the gravestones with names of the deceased crossed out when they are re-used!

Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is especially interesting about this medieval church is the inclusion of plague altar which served as a reminder that Death is the great equalizer and that it is prudent for people to address their faith before it is too late. Also included are an...More

Thank Codiak!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rostock has an amazing church, St Marien Church dating back to 1230 which houses an astronomical clock built in 1472. The clock and charts were mesmerizing, as was a replica boat hanging from the ceiling.

1  Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting church to visit. Small donation on entry. Make sure you pick up the English information sheet and map. It will help you understand what you are looking at. Spend some time at the clock very fascinating. We were actually very lucky...More

1  Thank Gary W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

In this Lutheran church the alter, pulpit and organ are all worthy of note, but it’s the Astronomical Clock (behind the high alter) that’s the gem. With a calendar valid up to 2017 this clock apparently also provides a bit of theatre with a procession...More

1  Thank btoo
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Although the visit is free, they leave a cashier asking for a donation of 2.50 euros to help in the maintenance of the church. It is interesting to visit.

1  Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The Kirche itself inside and out is a beautiful building. When we visited it is under renovation and scaffolding inside and out. It is free for tourists who wish to wonder around the ground level, but for a tour with the organist on the upper...More

1  Thank R0ssyb0y
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This church looks nice from the outside. While the information I had indicated that it opens at 10:00 am, I could only enter it about 45 minutes later after waiting for 10 minutes pass the opening hour and then deciding to take a stroll along...More

1  Thank HotEarth
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