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St. Michaelis "Michel"

St. Michaelis "Michel"

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Jan G®️te

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • JR56

    On the north side, left of the main entrance on the tower of the Hamburg landmark, the Michels, the reformer Martin Luther stands on a pedestal. Strictly he looks at it, in his left hand he holds a Bible. The professor of theology was given many monuments especially in the second half of the 19th century.The Hamburg Michel burnt out twice in its more than 360-year history. The third attempt for the St. Michaelis Church dates back to 1906. Six years later, the landmark of Hamburg was again. 1912 was then also the year in which the Martin Luther figure was set up on Michel. It was created by the actually active in Berlin Otto Lessing, a great-great-nephew of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. The Martin Luther Memorial was the last sculpture that Lessing was to complete in his life. He died the same year.On the pedestal of the monument is simply:    Martin Luther
        1483 1546
    denkmalhamburg.de/martin-luther-denkmal-am-michel

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    • May 26, 2019

  • 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

  • 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

  • dxs.sxk

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

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    • January 12, 2019

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    The main Protestant church Sankt Michaelis is the most famous church building in Hamburg and is considered the most important baroque church in Northern Germany. For shipping on the Elbe, the widely visible sacred building with its distinctive architecture has long been the symbol of the Hanseatic city.

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    • November 25, 2020

  • 🌍Toschi🐢🐌

    A must for a photo

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    • November 22, 2020

  • 🌍Toschi🐢🐌

    Always worth a visit

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    • November 22, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    He stands in front of Hamburg's landmark, the Michel.

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    • November 23, 2020

  • Julia

    The Martin Luther monument in bronze can be found in the direction of the entrance portal on the west side of the church. The sculptor Otto Lessing (Dusseldorf 1846 - Berlin 1912) designed the statue in 1912.

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    • April 3, 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

  • Holger

    The symbol of the city of Hamburg

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    • July 13, 2020

  • Kathrin

    Michel Hamburg
    Hamburgs bekanntestes Wahrzeichen
    Das Wahrzeichen der Hansestadt ist die Hauptkirche St. Michaelis. Besonders beeindruckend sind das Kirchenschiff samt der fünf Orgeln, der Gewölbekeller und die fabelhafte Aussicht vom Kirchturm. In seiner knapp 400-jährigen Geschichte musste der „Michel“ zweimal komplett wiederaufgebaut werden.
    Der „Michel", wie die evangelische Hauptkirche St. Michaelis von Einheimischen und Besuchern gleichermaßen genannt wird, ist in der gesamten Hamburger Innenstadt präsent. Das mag vor allem am 132 Meter hohen Turm der Kirche liegen, der die meisten Gebäude der Innenstadt überragt und aus vielen Blickwinkeln zu sehen ist. Obwohl der Michel vor allem durch die Elbphilharmonie Konkurrenz als Wahrzeichen der Stadt bekommen hat, ist die Barockkirche weiterhin Publikumsmagnet und ikonisch für das Hamburger Stadtbild.Ob bei einem Spaziergang um die Außenalster, beim Besuch des Parks Planten un Blomen auf der alten Wallanlage oder entlang der Landungsbrücken – der Michel scheint allgegenwärtig. Mit unserer LiveCam am Turm können Sie sich das beeindruckende Hafenpanorama von der HafenCity bis nach St. Pauli ansehen. Weitere Sehenswürdigkeiten in der unmittelbaren Nähe von St. Michaelis sind die Krameramtsstuben, der Großneumarkt, das Mahnmal St. Nikolai und die Deichstraße.Aussichtsplattform auf dem Kirchturm des MichelsDie Barockkirche unweit des Hafens und der Landungsbrücken zählt zu den schönsten Kirchen Norddeutschlands. Mit 2.500 Sitzplätzen ist sie die größte Kirche in Hamburg. Besonders auffällig ist der mit Kupferplatten verkleidete Turm, der zudem als Aussichtsplattform geschätzt wird. In 82 Metern Höhe und nach 452 Stufen hat der Besucher einen wunderbaren Blick auf die Elbe und den Rest der Metropole – viele sagen, es ist der schönste Ausblick der Stadt. Wer sich die 452 Stufen nicht zutraut, kann ab dem ersten Stock auch den Aufzug nehmen.An bestimmten Tagen ist auch nachts eine Begehung des Turms möglich. Aber Achtung: Manchmal ist eine Reservierung notwendig. Informieren Sie sich also am besten am Tag Ihres gewünschten Nachtmichel-Besuches über die Öffnungszeiten und die Notwendigkeit einer Reservierung. Eine besondere Touristenattraktion ist auch der Michel-Trompeter: Werktags bläst der Türmer um 10 und 21 Uhr, sonntags und an kirchlichen Feiertagen um 12 Uhr seine Choräle in alle Himmelsrichtungen.Knapp unterhalb der Aussichtsplattform hängt die mit acht Metern Durchmesser größte Turmuhr Deutschlands. Die großen Zeiger der vier Ziffernblätter, die an jeder Seite des Turmes angebracht sind, messen knapp fünf Meter in der Lange, die kleinen Zeiger 3,60 Meter.Quelle: hamburg.de/michel

    • October 9, 2020

  • northpoint

    View of the Michel

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    • October 10, 2020

  • Daniela Wood

    Great vantage point, magnificent interior

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    • October 11, 2020

  • Niels-Uwe 🚶🐦

    The Hamburg Michel from the outside and inside is very impressive

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    • December 10, 2020

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