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Sankt Marien Kirche

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Address: Am Ziegenmarkt 04, 18055, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
Phone Number: +49 381 4923396
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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An interesting old clock!

We visited this church and were surprised at the works inside. It was apparently not badly damaged during the war and contains an old astronomical clock installed in 1472. Also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church and were surprised at the works inside. It was apparently not badly damaged during the war and contains an old astronomical clock installed in 1472. Also listened to some beautiful music as the organist practised for a service - very spiritual.

Thank CaseyandSue
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you want to see that amazing astronomical clock, you have to be there on the hour, then you can see apostle-go-round which was designed and built hundreds of years ago.

Thank Bin2012
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The main reason for visiting was to see the Astronomical Clock, but the church is worth visiting anyway. There are some very interesting features elsewhere in the church. The clock was very impressive. We didn't worry too much about how it worked, it was interesting just to see it. Apparently, it has the dates of Easter up to about 2017,... More 

Thank KeithJenner
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Probably the must see attraction in Rostock, fabulous building with some really ornate interior fittings and the astronomical clock. Well worth the visit although can get busy so requires some time and patience.

Thank Ray P
Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Our main motive to visit the Church was the Astronomic Clock, The Clock is inside the Sankt Marien Church. The Church itself has its own charm with a large Organ. When we visited come parts of the Church were under Repair. We experienced the Huge Astronomic clock. You really need some one to explain how the clock works. We had... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Old Saint Marien Church is a must to walk in to! Make sure to be there before noon, to watch the astronomical clock, which is “clicking” since 1643. It is indeed an impressive beautiful peace of art.

Thank ksbh
Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very large church that could do with some repairs in addition to the repairs underway . Impressive large organ. Nice surroundings.

Thank Mia M
Westford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

very pretty church with an engineering marvel of a working astronomical clock. There is a new "mechanism" required every 130 years and one of the local Ph.Ds already has given church info for when this period elapses. Neat.

Thank JSD_West
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful Church and very peaceful (despite the many tourists ... like us). The huge organ has to be seen to be believed and the astronomical clock is pretty unique - get there early to get a good spot for 12noon for the appearance of the Apostles.

Thank ScottishTemplar
Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This church and clock are worth the effort to see in their own right. When viewed while recieving an informative but unintrusive background from SPB Tour guide Andreas you truly appreciate the genius that went into creating the astronomical clock. Without expert narrative you are certain to miss the apostles arriving on the hour, why there were only six, and... More 

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