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The Marienkirche is counted as the main work of the north German brick Gothic. In addition to the Nikolaikirche, the St. Marienkirche has the richest furnishings of a church in the Baltic Sea region. These include the main altar, the sermon pulpit, the organ, a bronze baptismal font and an astronomical clock.
The exterior of the church is characterized by the large transept and the mighty west building with a massive tower, the otherwise compact structure.
May 25, 2021
The Marienkirche is the main Evangelical Lutheran church in Rostock and a major work of North German brick Gothic. An early Gothic predecessor church was first mentioned in a document in 1232, construction of today's three-aisled basilica began around 1290 and was completed around the middle of the 15th century. Today the tower has a height of 86.32 meters.
The compact structure of the Marienkirche is characterized by the large transept and the mighty west building with a massive tower - an originally planned double tower system was not implemented. The interior has the character of a central building, as the transept penetrates the nave exactly in the middle of the church and is just as long as the building in its west-east extension.
St. Marien has a particularly rich interior. The main altar, the sermon pulpit, the organ, a bronze baptismal font and an astronomical clock are particularly important. Because of the iconoclasm at the time of the Reformation, only a few remains of pre-Reformation art have survived.
June 1, 2017
The Marienkirche is the Evangelical-Lutheran main church in Rostock and a major work of North German brick Gothic.
March 15, 2022
It is worth visiting St. Mary's Church at 12:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m., then you can experience the musical mechanism and the changing of the apostle figures at the astronomical clock.
July 15, 2022
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