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

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