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St. Petri Kirche

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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Hamburg has a large number of churches and this is one of the lesser known ones but nevertheless well worth a visit, there is some excellent stained glass, and some particularly impressive door handles (see the photo's) The interior ceiling is a lovely gothic vaulted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting church which recognises both catholic and protestant faiths. The church has been rebuilt since the great fire of 1842 using both charred and red bricks. This gives it a distinctive facade. The door knobs in the shape of lion heads (remembering...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TWal1
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I was passing by this nice church and went inside to see more. Very well kept shrine, quiet and clean. Good place to calm down a bit in hustle bustle of Hamburg daily life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DeSouches
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Like many other reviewers, mine was just a quick visit. There was a service going on so I just stood quietly at the back for a few minutes. However, I was most struck by the incredible acoustics of the building which made the singing sound...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChristineR513
Reviewed April 23, 2018

After lunch at the center city Karstadt, we ducked across the street to have a look at St. Peter’s Church, built on the orders of Pope Leo X in the 12th Century but Protestant since the Reformation. Although the main altar has an austere, Evangelical...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

It's a modest church, "In terms of interior design". In the heart of Hamburg area. You can have a 20 minutes visit if you have enough time.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 214rabihs
Reviewed March 13, 2018

St. Petri Kirche is the oldest parish church in Hamburg and it was re-built in a Gothic style due to a gran fire in the XIXst century. In the 2nd Worls War the church was damaged, but not destroyed.Now it is possible to visit it....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

This church is located in the old part of town (Alt Stadt) and is very close to the town hall (Rathaus) and the central station (Haupbahnhof - HBF). The building is lovely. We didn’t go inside as it was a tight schedule but sometime you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank northants90
Reviewed December 14, 2017

There are many churches in Hamburg, some destroyed in the war, as was the original one here, and the previous one in the great fire of 1842. The cathedral contains many pieces of art, and probably the best known are the lion-head door handles, located...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank alisdairt
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this historic church earlier today while walking around the City Centre. St. Petri is reputed to be the oldest Parish Church in Hamburg dating back to 1195. The ornamental bronze door handles at the main entrance with the lion head...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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