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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Heiko Sommer (2 years ago)
Nice view at the historic center of the city.
Rory Macrae (2 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 (2 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
Karina Giel (2 years ago)
You MUST climb the bell tower - it's simply amazing! And I'm not talking only about the view, but also about climbing itself. You can see the bells up very close :)
Peter de Zoeten (2 years ago)
Very nice church. If you are not afraid of heights, climb the 166 steps to the top. And enjoy the view at 92m.
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