St. Michael's Church (German: Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis), colloquially called Michel (German: [ˈmɪçl̩]), is one of Hamburg's five Lutheran main churches (Hauptkirchen) and one of the most famous churches in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmark of the city and it is considered to be one of the finest Hanseatic Protestant baroque churches. The church was purposely built Protestant unlike many other Hamburg churches which were originally built by Roman Catholics and were converted to Protestantism during the Reformation. It is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. A large bronze statue, standing above the portal of the church shows the archangel conquering the devil.
The 132-meter high Baroque spire totally covered with copper is a prominent feature of Hamburg's skyline and has always been a landfall mark for ships sailing up the river Elbe.
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William Hitchmough | Feb 26, 2018
Stunning views from the top of the tower and well worth a visit. Unfortunately grumpy staff meant we didn’t even get a look at the crypt. Lovely church though.
Chung Chi Leung | Feb 12, 2018
The tower offers some of the best 360-degree views of Hamburg. You have to pay a small fee though. However, nowadays you can also get nice views from the Elbphilharmonie for free, and from a higher vantage point.
Jordan Friedlander | Dec 5, 2017
It was super busy when we went there, and we were pretty much sardined in. The tour seemed expensive for what it was so we skipped it and went .to look at the crypt instead. Of course there was a Christmas market there so there were so many people we could all barely fit (and the crypt was pretty claustrophobic as it was). I know it is the big landmark of Hamburg, but it seemed all too touristy. The church itself had a service so we could look I side but not actually tour it, and there was an air of newness and freshness that I actually found a little off putting. If you go to an old historic church you want it to be an old historic church - not a guided gift shop. The grounds are nothing special, and of course the toilet costs money too. All in all, a walk to St. Nicklaus is much more worth it.
Weston Ruter | Feb 19, 2018
Great views of the city. Be sure to taste the stairs down from the top to see historical info on the way down.
Salman Tabatabai | Feb 16, 2018
Nice place but super expensive! You only go up the tower and see the city and downstairs there is a cemetery. And you have to pay 7 Euros for that!!!
Grzegorz Pacyk | Mar 27, 2018
A beautiful and impressive church with 2500 seats for parishioners or music lovers. There is also enormous Marcussen organ with 2671 pipes. In the crypt you can see the tomb of Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach. Here Johannes Brahms was baptized and confirmed. Entrance is free but you should pay to access church tower and crypt. It is the largest church in Hamburg.
A. R. | Apr 1, 2018
Climb the stairs of St. Michael’s Church (nicknamed “Michel”) €5 – don’t worry, an elevator does most of it. The top opens up a new perspective and gives you an overview over the city and the port. Beautiful church. Follow my instagram for travel hidden gems: @aleksandria.rudenko
Jonas Janson | Mar 31, 2018
Nice view and friendly stuff. At night even better to visit
Ralph Theodory | Jun 4, 2018
After renovation this church is one amazing historical monument. I highly recommend going up the tower to have a high look over Hamburg. The inside of the Church is very unique and beautiful and shows a lot of history of the Evangelical church.
Lavinia Chiper | May 29, 2018
There is more to see than you expect. Definitely worth visiting, especially for the beautiful views of the city from the tower. We encountered long queues therefore I suggest to take the stairs rather than elevator on the way up. On the way down it's ok to wait for it.
Eero Vene | Jun 5, 2018
Such a beautiful church and worth your visit no matter who you are and it does not matter what religion you belong to. The church and the massive organ and the beautiful carvings, you will "Wow!".
Øystein Angelskår Haga | May 11, 2018
Very pretty building and open to the public. Only negative is that there is a small fee to enter. Otherwise a great visit when in the area.
Martine Kittilsen | Jun 17, 2018
Beautiful church with a crypt. There is free entrance to the church tower. You can take the round elevator or the stairs. At the top the view is great. There is an entrance fee to the crypt (7€ for adults).
Marianne de Jager | Jul 9, 2018
A beautiful church! One or more of the stunning organs played daily at noon. Well worth a visit!!!
Victor Lim | Jun 23, 2018
Beautiful and well maintained church open to the public...viewing of the interior is of no cost except for the crypt and tower, which offers a nice view of the city.
Cole Porter | Jul 19, 2018
Beautiful church perfect for spending a couple hours on a rainy day like I did. Admission is reasonable. I was lucky enough to be there when they were tuning the organ and got to hear a couple songs. From the top you can also see most of Hamburg and all the main sites. Great place for a picture.
Moritz Eck | Jul 28, 2018
Very nice view over the whole of Hamburg on a sunny day. 4 Euros is an ok price to climb the tower. Would definitely recommend it!
David T. Smith | Aug 11, 2018
Great view from the spire. Impressive interior. Good value
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