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Marienkirche

St.-Marien-Kirchhof, Wismar, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
+49 3841 2510
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Excellent guided tour

I visited this church and more specially the tour of the tower, we were all German speakers but I... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
CecileBln83
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Berlin, Germany
Sobering reality of DDR and WW2

We saw Marienkirche on our Friends of Dave Tour. It was very powerful reminder of the destruction... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Erin S
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“hamster wheel” (2 reviews)
“during wwii” (2 reviews)
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St.-Marien-Kirchhof, Wismar, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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+49 3841 2510
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I visited this church and more specially the tour of the tower, we were all German speakers but I think the guide also speaks English. We were only 3 guests, the stairs are hard but it's worth it, you get some nice views on the...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We saw Marienkirche on our Friends of Dave Tour. It was very powerful reminder of the destruction of WW2, and made an impression on my children. It is still an impressive building with an imposing tower. (What a sight it must have been in its...More

Thank Erin S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

When we arrived in Wismar on a cruise ship one of the first things that we could see from an upper deck was the tower that is all that remains of Marienkirche. We were told that the rest of the building was badly damaged towards...More

Thank Brucestewart
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

Like a lot of buildings in Germany, the Marienkirche was badly damaged during WWII, and most of it razed thereafter. The tower and adjacent side chapels remain. These are open for guided tours but only in German. So we just walked around it, trying to...More

Thank Thomas L
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Only the tower of this huge church is still there. The rest was destroyed during WW II and was not rebuilt. There are interesting expositions in the tower which are really worth the visit. pore

Thank pore
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were on a 3-centre walking tour (Friends of Dave) and the Marienkirche was one of the sights in Wismar. When the Church was originally built the stones were hoisted up using man power in a giant hamster wheel - we had a chance to...More

Thank BJ_McBluenose
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Marienkirche as part of a cruise excursion and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to experience the damage done by the East German government. In 1960, the East Germans blew up the church with the promise of a major renovation. Only the tower remains today...More

Thank Sue A
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Little remains of the original church apart from the tower. The damaged body of the church having been blown up during the East German era. History of the church, method of construction and internal visualisation by means of a 3D film for 3 Euros.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The place is only the tower of the former church. The foundations of the church are now a place for statues and modern art (which is quite fun in itself). The tower have some exhibitions mainly focusing on kids. Good for a very short stop.

Thank dgjohansson
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

I know that most folks see this as one of the main attractions of Wismar but I have to admit that I was not that impressed. It was one of the "Hansiatic Brick" churches and dates back to the first half of the 13th century....More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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