St. Mary's church


The brick basilica serves as a model for the Gothic brick style of churches in the Baltic region.

The creation of St. Mary’s is closely tied to the history of Lübeck. There was a market church on the same spot as St. Mary’s shortly after Lübeck was founded. To this day, it is considered the church of leading citizens and the Town Council. At the start of the 13th century, St. Mary’s was still a Roman basilica but then work began on converting it to a Gothic cathedral, constructed of brick for want of any quarries on the North German plain. Besides its impressive architecture, the windows featuring the dance of death, the astronomical clock, the Fredenhagen altar and the largest carillon in the North are all cultural highlights of St. Mary’s church.
Take a virtual tour of the church hall here. And listen to the bells and the beautiful organ here.

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St. Mary's church

Marienkirchhof 1

23552 Lübeck


Phone: 0451 397700



General information

  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
  • Suitable for Pushchair
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Payment Options
  • Cash
Accessibility information

Access to the churches possible with outside help.

Price info
Erwachsene: 2,00 €
Ermäßigt: 1,50 €

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