St. Mary's Church

Greifswald, Germany

Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church) is unmissable because of a stubby tower called as 'Fat Mary'. The exact year of the construction is unkown. It is assumed that the building was begun after 1260. In 1275, the building plans were changed and the building continued as a three-nave hall church without a choir. In 1280 the building was mainly completed, but it can be assumed that the construction was still continued until the first half of the 14th century.

A Renaissance pulpit is a rare piece in an otherwise bare church.


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Founded: c. 1260
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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User Reviews

Margitta Kummerow (2 years ago)
Very good, unfortunately you could not go in due to construction work
Dirk Ulbrich (3 years ago)
The church of St. Marien has a wonderful cross vault, is very bright inside and looks extremely sublime. When entering the church through the main entrance on the tower, one is greeted by the wooden cantilevered spiral staircase that leads to the tower. Due to the Corona requirements, the tower can unfortunately not be visited at the moment. In the entrance hall under the tower you can hear the majestic ticking of the tower clock. The inside of the church inevitably elicits a "WOW!" Visitors to Greifswald should definitely stop by, it's really worth it!
Toralf (3 years ago)
Beautiful Gothic church that has been lovingly renovated and restored. Definitely worth seeing.
Michael Caspari (3 years ago)
Very nice church, unfortunately always everything under the sign of the crusaders and crusades
F. R. (5 years ago)
Somehow the height of the church impresses, but somehow the highlights inside were missing. Great organ and beautiful old pulpit. Was just a lot of construction site. On a small detour but ok.
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