St. Michael`s Church

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Michel Timelapse
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St. Michealis Church - From Bottom to the Top
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St. Michael`s Church -View from the top
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St. Michael`s Church -View to the city
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St. Michael`s Church -View to the harbour

St. Michael`s Church (Der Michel)

Hauptkirche St. Michaelis, Englische Planke, Hamburg, Deutschland Website of the St. Michael`s Church

St. Michael’s Church – “Michel” for locals – is one of Hamburg’s five Lutheran main churches and the most well-known church in the city. The Baroque church with its distinctive copper roof and tower can be seen from afar. St. Michael’s Church was purposely built as a Protestant house of worship, unlike many other Hamburg churches which were originally built Roman Catholic before being converted to Protestantism during the Reformation. The church is dedicated to the Archangel Michael: above the portal of the church you can see a large bronze statue of him as he defeats the devil. The 132-meter tall copper spire is a prominent feature of Hamburg’s skyline and has been used as a landmark by ships navigating the Elbe River towards Hamburg. Don’t miss out on the spectacular view of the city and the port from the observation deck.

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