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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User Reviews

Engel B (2 years ago)
If you go all the way up to the top, you get to see this beautiful view over the city
Pavan Kushare (3 years ago)
You can see city of Stralsund from above (can see in pics attached) Must place to visit ?
Heiko Sommer (4 years ago)
Nice view at the historic center of the city.
Rory Macrae (4 years ago)
Climb the tower. It’s worth it. After a winding climb up one of the brick towers you ascend through progressively narrower wooden supports carrying the bells and the roof to emerge on a circular platform with breathtaking views. The inside of the church is less interesting than the Nikolai church
Aria Liebedich (4 years ago)
Got the chance to climb the tower.The view is Fantastic you can see the whole city of Stralsund.I love the St .Marys Church
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