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St. Michael's Church (Michaeliskirche)
St. Michael's Church (Michaeliskirche)

St. Michael's Church (Michaeliskirche)

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Sulldorfer Kirchenweg 191, Hamburg, 22589

The basics

The copper dome and gold clock of St. Michaelis’ 433-foot tower is a striking feature of Hamburg’s cityscape. The tower rises from a network of small alleys known as the Krameramtswohnungen, where half-timbered houses from the 17th century line the streets. The church is a popular landmark during city tours of Hamburg including walking tours, bus tours, and the hop-on hop-off bus.

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Things to know before you go

  • The Church of St. Michaelis is a must-see attraction for history buffs and travelers seeking panoramic views.
  • Don’t miss the chance to descend into the church’s crypt for a tour full of tales from centuries of history.
  • The church is only partially accessible to wheelchairs and strollers; the church and crypt are accessible but the tower can only be reached by climbing a spiral staircase.
  • Download the MichelApp, a free app with audio guides detailing the building’s history.
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How to get there

The Church of St. Michaelis is located near the Alsterfllet canal in the historic section of Hamburg. It is easily reached by public transportation; take the metro to Rodingsmarkt. Most visitors arrive on foot, via public transportation, or with a guided tour; parking is limited.

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When to get there

The church is open daily with slightly reduced hours during the winter months. The busiest time of year to visit Hamburg is during the summer months; sidestep the crowds by planning a trip during the spring or fall months. For the quietest experience at the tower, visit first thing in the morning. Sunset is also a special time to climb the tower.

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Music at St. Michaelis

In addition to the clock tower, one of the main draws to this church is its music program. Check the church’s online calendar for up-to-date details on concerts from a range of groups including a choir, a horn ensemble, a youth choir, and more.

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