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St. Petri is the oldest parish church in Hamburg. in 1195 was a "ecclesia forensis" - a market Church first mentioned. There is nothing left of this oldest church. There is a bronce handle of the door at the left wing. The door gives evidence of the foundation of the tower in 1342.

The old church was completely destroyed in a big fire in 1842. ONly the foundation have been left. In 1849 the new church was completed in neo-gothic style. The architects were Alexis de Chateauneuf and Hermann Fersenfeld. The present tower of 132m was consecrated in 1878. St. Petri is a protestant church.

Number of steps to the top of the tower:
- to the museum by stone spiral staircase: 111
- to the big bell: 177
- to first level with porthole windows: 330
- to the highest point of view in the spire: 544

Opening hours:
The church itself is open every day.
The tower can be accessed from Mnday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: after the 10 a.m. servcie until 4 p.m.

I think, that St. Petri is not an important sightseeing spot. It does not show important architecture or famous art. But it is a place of quietness and peace in the middle of the bustling city. So, if you are tired and worn out after all the sightseeing or shopping than this is the place to go!

Address: Moenckebergstrasse
Directions: Near Townhall
Phone: 040 - 32 57 40 0
Website: http://www.sankt-petri.de

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2007
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