St. Mary's Church, known in German as the Marienkirche, is a church in Berlin, Germany. It is located on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße (formerly Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße) in central Berlin, near Alexanderplatz. The exact age of the original church site and structure is not precisely known, but it was mentioned as the site of the alleged theft by Jews of the wafers in an act of Host Desecration in 1243. As a result of these charges, a number of Jews were burnt at the stake at a place later called Judenberg. It is also mentioned in German chronicles in 1292. It is presumed to date from earlier in the 13th century.
The architecture of the building is now largely composed of comparatively modern restoration work which took place in the late 19th century and in the post-war period. The church was originally a Roman Catholic church, but has been a Lutheran Protestant church since the Reformation in 1539. While keeping this confession the parish was part of the Prussian Union of churches from 1817 to 1948, an umbrella church body combining parishes maintaining mostly the Lutheran, but also some the Calvinist and few the United Protestant confession.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
DDF GhostHunting | Jun 18, 2018
The church looks amazing on the out side an even better on the inside. I had no idea it looked so cool on the inside as well. If you have a few mins defensively worth a look around. It wont take you long to see everything on this inside as it's not that big. Still worth it if you are in the area.
Brett Gottfried | Jul 1, 2018
Interested church to visit. It has been rebuilt a but over the years but the inside is beautiful. There are many different paintings and carvings lining the inside of the walls of the church.
BradJill Travels | Aug 6, 2018
St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche) is a historic church near Alexanderplatz with a history that dates back to at least the late 13th century, making this one of the oldest churches in Berlin. Opening Hours -10am to 4pm daily. Originally a Catholic church, St. Mary's was converted to the Lutheran faith as part of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. The building offers an interesting mix of architecture. This can be seen in the Gothic and Baroque elements of the 15th century tower which dates to the 1790's at the church front. The red brick walls give the church an exterior appearance which resembles the nearby Rotes Rathaus (City Hall) building. Within St. Mary's Church, you will see Gothic style nave with vaulted ceiling and arches. There is more Baroque on display as well. This can be seen in the pulpit, main alter and Von Robel tomb located in the front left hand aisle of the church. Earlier period paintings like the Crucifixion (1562) by Michal Rihestein are worth having a look as well. Overall, we found Marienkirche to be a nice church to see if you enjoy these type attractions during your travels. You can conveniently visit in 15-20 minutes if you have a busy schedule or stay longer if you enjoy what you are seeing. Note: You can conveniently visit Marienkirche before or after the nearby landmark Television Tower. Fellow historic church, Nikolaikirche, is just a few minutes away and is another attraction potentially worth combining with a visit to St. Mary's Church.
Biancagenny Bomberini | Mar 29, 2018
It's a beautiful church, but It's not so particular but you have to see it!
Claudia Colantonio | Jan 24, 2018
This beautiful church was heavily bombed during the war. It used to be a Roman Catholic church whereas now it's a Lutheran Protestant church. The church is very close to Alexandreplatz and it's within walking distance to the Fernsehturm.
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