Michel

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Recommended by 92 out of 103 hikers

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  • Jan Grote

    The Michel and the viewing platform are worth a visit.
    From the viewing platform you have in good weather a fantastic view over Hamburg.
    The entrance fee is justified.

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    • November 28, 2016

  • Siegfried LG

    Sankt Michaelis is a brick-built baroque central building with a monumental west tower. As the restoration of the 1762/86 building, it is the youngest of the five main churches in Hamburg and with 2500 seats also the largest. The church has a cross-shaped layout 44 meters wide, 52 meters long and 27 meters high. The marble pulpit forms the center of the room.The first church burnt down in 1750, and in 1751 the foundation stone was laid for the second Michel. This was consecrated on October 19, 1762 with the oratorio Come Again Lord, to the multitude of thousands in Israel (TWV 02:12) by Georg Philipp Telemann. It was only in 1786 that this new building was completed by the construction of the tower according to a design by Johann Leonhard Prey and Ernst Georg Sonnin. The tower was entirely made of wood and covered with copper.In 1802, Johann Friedrich Benzenberg successfully used the tower for false experiments to prove the Earth's rotation and thus succeeded Léon Foucault with his famous pendulum attempt nearly 50 years earlier.On July 3, 1906, the tower caught fire on soldering work on the roof and burned down completely. The nave also burned to the ground.In 1912, the Michel was re-opened.Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauptkirche_Sankt_Michaelis_%28Hamburg%29

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    • July 19, 2017

  • JR56

    Hamburg has many large churches - but only one "Michel": on its platform at 106 meters height offers a fabulous (and airy) view of Hamburg, the harbor and the surrounding area - you should not miss!
    After a varied history - built three times between 1647 and 1912 and twice completely destroyed - the main church of St. Michaelis in Hamburg is still one of the most impressive buildings in the Hanseatic city. On the platform at a height of 106 meters, the fabulous (and breezy) view over Hamburg, the harbor and the surrounding countryside offers a completely new perspective. Those who want to "work out" this experience, choose the stairs up - past the impressive church bells. But even this experience is still capable of improvement: If you move it into the night, you will experience the Nachtmichel! Then, although elevator is required, but the breathtaking view over the night Hanseatic city with classical background music tops every visit to Hamburg - in the literal sense.
    Demanding concerts and moving services impress in the interior, while the classic "tower-blowing" follows old traditions: A trumpeter plays a verse in all four directions every morning at 10 o'clock and at 21 o'clock in the evening, but only at 12 o'clock on Sundays a chorale.
    In the crypt, an exciting film about the 1,000-year history of the Hanseatic city and the more than 350 years old church is shown and commented: It is impressively reported from good and bad Hamburg days.
    hamburg-tourism.de/sehen-erleben/sehenswuerdigkeiten/st-michaelis-kirche-michel

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    • January 30, 2019

  • dxs.sxk

    A very nice highlight, for me always a must visit when I'm in Hamburg. 👍🏼

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    • January 12, 2019

  • Johnny

    The main Protestant church of St. Michaelis (called Michel) is the most famous church in Hamburg and for centuries a landmark of the Hanseatic city, as it is clearly visible to sailors on incoming ships and has a very distinctive architecture. It is considered the most important baroque church in northern Germany. The present building is a reconstruction of 1912, which was necessary after a serious fire in 1906.
    Source and more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauptkirche_Sankt_Michaelis_(Hamburg)

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    • November 30, 2016

  • HansJoergOtt

    An impressive church, from whose tower you have a beautiful view over Hamburg.

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    • September 2, 2017

  • HansJoergOtt

    The Michel and the viewing platform are worth a visit - and who is there at 12.00 clock, can also dangle the soul during a midday devotion.

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Lukas Gerke

    It is definitely worth spending a few euros to visit the tower. The view is really nice and you can see the complete Hamburg skyline.

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    • May 23, 2018

  • dxs.sxk

    A very nice highlight, for me always a must visit when I'm in Hamburg. 👍🏼

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    • January 12, 2019

  • Siegfried LG

    Sankt Michaelis is a brick-built baroque central building with a monumental west tower. As the restoration of the 1762/86 building, it is the youngest of the five main churches in Hamburg and with 2500 seats also the largest. The church has a cross-shaped layout 44 meters wide, 52 meters long and 27 meters high. The marble pulpit forms the center of the room.The first church burnt down in 1750, and in 1751 the foundation stone was laid for the second Michel. This was consecrated on October 19, 1762 with the oratorio Come Again Lord, to the multitude of thousands in Israel (TWV 02:12) by Georg Philipp Telemann. It was only in 1786 that this new building was completed by the construction of the tower according to a design by Johann Leonhard Prey and Ernst Georg Sonnin. The tower was entirely made of wood and covered with copper.In 1802, Johann Friedrich Benzenberg successfully used the tower for false experiments to prove the Earth's rotation and thus succeeded Léon Foucault with his famous pendulum attempt nearly 50 years earlier.On July 3, 1906, the tower caught fire on soldering work on the roof and burned down completely. The nave also burned to the ground.In 1912, the Michel was re-opened.Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauptkirche_Sankt_Michaelis_%28Hamburg%29
    The tower offers a very good view and is one of the landmarks of the port. For opening hours and prices:
    hamburg.de/michel
    st-michaelis.de

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    • July 25, 2018

  • Olaf

    One of the TOP 10 in HH. Regardless of the weather, it is always worth it !!! And always impressive

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    • January 26, 2020

  • Sylke Rievers

    Is a beautiful old church.

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    • May 1, 2019

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