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St. Michaelis Church

Hamburg Michel

Hamburg has many large churches - but only one "Michel": On its platform 106 metres high, there is a fabulous (and breezy) view of Hamburg, the port and the surrounding countryside - one that should not be missed!

After a chequered history - it has been rebuilt three times between 1641 and 1912 and was completely destroyed twice - St. Michaelis Church today offers an informative multimedia presentation on the 2nd floor of the tower: In the "HamburgHIStory" , over 1,000 years of Hamburg's history are presented with commentary on a 5-metre panoramic screen: It gives an impression of Hamburg's good and bad days. On 14 March 2011, the Michel celebrated its 350th birthday.

On its platform 106 metres high, there is a fabulous (and breezy) view of Hamburg, the port and the surrounding countryside – a "must"! Anyone who wants to experience this "workout" can choose the stairs - which includes a look at the bells. But this experience can still be improved upon: Postpone it until the evening! The lift is mandatory at that time, but the breathtaking views of the Hanseatic city at night with classical background music tops every visit to Hamburg - literally. Sophisticated concerts and impressive church services impress in the interior, while the classical "horn playing in the tower" follows the old traditions. The 360 ° panoramic view of the city centre, the harbour with HafenCity and Speicherstadt, the Reeperbahn and the DOM - or Köhlbrandbrücke, the Alster, arenas and airport is already a special treat during the day! But seen from St. Michaelis church by night it is a completely different experience!

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Hamburg CARD Discount

Tower visit:

  • Adults €5.00, owners of Hamburg CARD € 4.00
  • Children €3.50, owners of Hamburg CARD € 2.50

Crypt:

  • Adults €4.00, owners of Hamburg CARD € 3.00
  • Children €2.50, owners of Hamburg CARD € 1.50

Combined price tower & crypt:

  • Adults €7.00, owners of Hamburg CARD € 6.00
  • children €4.00, owners of Hamburg CARD € 3.00

Church: donation

Discount

  • for owners of HamburgCard, Youth Pass, severely disabled, pensioners, students, the unemployed, groups of 10 persons as well as families with at least three children

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Short & Sweet

  • For whom All Hamburg visitors
  • How to get there by public transport (U3 or bus)
  • What not to miss Not only impressive from the outside, go in too!
  • Length of stay 1-2 hours
  • Tip The best view of Hamburg is from the Michel

12-Month Art Mile Pass

  • Must-Have for every art lover
  • Historical and modern Art
  • Perfect location between Alster & Elbe
  • Five renowned art institutions
12-Month Art Mile Pass
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From 36.00
12-Monats-Kunstmeilenpass

The Kunstmeile Hamburg are the five renowned art institutions in the center of Hamburg. The Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe are all within walking distance of each other along the art mile. Their excellent location near Alster and Elbe is an invitation to visitors to take a stroll of discovery. Together they exhibit an up-to-date, vibrant selection of contemporary and historical art.

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Train special

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Train special
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From 204.00

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