The emblematic 132 m (433 ft) Baroque spire of St. Michael's Church is completely covered in copper. For centuries, this prominent feature of the city's skyline has been a landfall mark for ships sailing up the Elbe river. Relatively simple outside yet surprisingly opulent inside, the church features a large bronze statue above its main entrance showing Archangel Michael conquering the devil. Be sure to enter the crypt, which has an exhibit narrating the city's long history. Try to plan your visit for a sunny day for the best views from the church's tower. You'll find easy access by stairs or elevator. This city landmark hosts frequent concerts and other cultural events. Make St. Michael's Church a centerpiece of your Hamburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hamburg online route planner .
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St. Michael's Church Reviews
A beautiful church. For a fee of 5 euros you can go to a viewing platform with fantastic views over the city. Well worth a visit. more »
The walk to the top is strenuous (over 500 steps), but the stairs are wide and easy to navigate - except for the narrow spiral ones to the very top, which were narrow and congested (I didn't think the... more »
That was great place to visit and to see what it is like in a catholic church. The visit up was beautiful. This is like an equivalent to the Eiffel Tower except in Hamburg. It was pretty windy up there and you can certainly enjoy the great city view up there. I highly recommend that you visit the place and check it out. It's worth visiting. Price wasnt so bad. About 5 euro I believe. Go and visit
Honestly I'm not one for religion but this is beyond that... This church has been rebuilt twice over the last 300 years due to fires and at this point it's a masterpiece considered by many to be the 2nd most beautiful church in all of Germany. The view from the tower is truly worth while.
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