St. Mary's Church

Stralsund, Germany

St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche) is a large Lutheran church built some time before 1298. It is architecturally Gothic, an example of the brick gothic style prevalent in northern Germany. Between 1625 and 1647, it was the tallest building in the world at 151 metres tall.

The bell tower collapsed in 1382, and was rebuilt by 1478. In 1495, the steeple tower blew down during a severe storm, and was then rebuilt taller. This was subsequently struck by lightning in 1647, and burned down, and was rebuilt as a baroque dome, which, completed in 1708, can be seen today. The tower is currently 104 metres tall.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.stralsundtourismus.de

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

He Ha (20 months ago)
Ein Muss wenn man in Stralsund ist! Innen sehr beeindruckend und zum Abschluss 365 Stufen und bei gutem Wetter sieht man bis Hiddensee. Traumhaft.
syafa haack (2 years ago)
A nice place to have sport. I mean if you climb its tower. The view is really fascinating. Ticket only 3€
Vaclav Kucera (3 years ago)
Nice church, but visiting the tower is the best. Something over 350 stairs is worth going up. The spectacular scenery is great.
Tamas Borbath (3 years ago)
Fantastic views from the bell tower!
Alan Antony (4 years ago)
Top of the church... Must check out...gives a good view of the whole city... Must say.. Pretty awesome
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