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St. Michael's Church in Germany, Hamburg resort

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St. Michael's Basilica is the main Protestant church in Hamburg, as well as the symbol of the city. A distinctive feature of the church is the 132-meter tower with a huge clock tower, which is the largest in Germany.

Previously, the high tower of the church served as a lighthouse for ships in the port of Hamburg.

The history of the temple is quite tragic. The first church was erected in March 1661, but the building did not last long. In 1750, the entire building burned down as a result of a fire that struck the spire of the temple.

Construction of the new church began only 30 years later, in 1786. However, a large fire in 1906 also completely destroyed the building. Soon it was decided to restore the old church building, since it had already become a symbol of Hamburg. This time the building material was not wood, but concrete and steel.

During World War II, the church was destroyed for the third time, after which it was completely restored.

Nowadays the temple never ceases to delight the eyes with its architectural appearance and interior decoration. The main portal is decorated with a huge statue of the Archangel Michael. Four organs are kept in the church. Due to the unique acoustics of the temple, concerts of vocal and instrumental performers are often held here.

You can get to the observation deck located on the bell tower either by stairs or by elevator.

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Author: Kelly Costine