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St. Petri Kirche, Hamburg

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#6 of 25 in Historic Sites in Hamburg
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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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  • A visit here offers the opportunity to view some noteworthy paintings. The church offers some good ministry and programs to the community. A van serving food to the homeless can be found in the... 
    A visit here offers the opportunity to view some noteworthy paintings. The church offers some good ministry and programs to the community. A van serving food to the homeless can be found in the...  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • Beautiful building. Climbed the tower for a fantastic view of Hamburg. Listen carefully to the advice from the people selling the tickets to climb. It could be rather over-adventurous for some, especially if you have limited fitness or nerves!!!
  • Great view! Not too difficult to climb. Plenty of places to rest in between.

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