St. Peter's Church

Lübeck, Germany

St. Peter's Church, once three-naved, was built between 1227 and 1250 and expanded in the 15th and 16th century to a five-naved Gothic hall church. The church roof was destroyed during the Second World War and was provided with an emergency roof in 1960. Reconstruction was only completed in 1987.

Nowadays, St. Peter's is no longer used as a church. Instead, the 800-year-old light and airy church interior has evolved into a vibrant centre for events and exhibitions. A large arts and crafts market takes place here during the Christmas period.



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Founded: 1227-1250
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Ana H. (3 months ago)
The church itself is empty - with the exception of temporary exhibitions but there weren’t any when I visited - but for 5 euros you can reach the church tower by lift for a view over Lübeck. The view was nice but not worth the price as you are up there for only a few minutes.
Dejan Braki (6 months ago)
St. Peter's is right in the center of Lubeck and is one of the oldest Churches in the area dating back to 12c. After WWII devastations it was rebuilt, but seized with Church services, so you'll see a huge whitewashed interiors used for public and private events. I highly recommend visiting its tower which for a reasonable fee offers fantastic 360' views of Lubeck. There's an elevator taking you up.
Paweł (6 months ago)
St. Peter's Church is most known because its viewing platform which offers the best view over Lübeck all the way to the Baltic Sea. This Roman church, once three-naved, was built between 1227 and 1250 and expanded in the 15th and 16th centuries to a five-naved Gothic hall church. It was destroyed during the Second World War, restoration work was only completed in 1987. From outside is really beautiful, from inside almost nothing interesting. However it is worth to go up to viewing platform.
Marcus Hurley (13 months ago)
The viewing platform on the tower is the main attraction, for us at least, at this church. Instead of glass there is a wide grille around the windows so it is a lot easier to take photos than some other attractions. There is a lift to the top - luckily - and the staff were both lovely and spoke excellent English. The church itself is heavily restored after WW2 and seems it has yet to find a new purpose. There was some sort of art exhibit inside but it wasn't really clear what it was about.
Paul Heller (15 months ago)
The highlight of the church is actually the viewing platform at the top. After some short stairs there is an elevator that takes you to the top for 5 eur. Highly recommend as it's the only tower in town that you can go up. Impressive city views. At the bottom is a small cafe with some light food, flavored salts and a small gift shop. Dogs not allowed. Highly recommend!
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