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  "The Altar" a photo inside IBC Hamburg by C. Vogel
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      "The Altar" a photo inside IBC Hamburg by C. Vogel
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      Freie Evangelische Gemeinde, Home to IBC Hamburg
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Right in the heart of downtown just steps away from S Bahn Stadthausbrücke, one can find English language church service at the International Baptist Church of Hamburg. Housed inside the" Freie evangelische Gemeinde Holstenwall" building on Michaelispassage, what makes this church so unique is that it's home to people from over 50 different countries, and to enter it feels as if you've just stepped into a utopic version of The United Nations! Although it is a Baptist church, their attendees are from a range of Christian backgrounds and communities. Sermons are easy to understand, in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, featuring modern music and German audio translation via headphone if needed. After the service there is usually a pasta or Asian specialty buffet set up downstairs offering coffee, tea, soft drinks, and a place to sit and chat with English speakers hailing from locales ranging from Australia to California to Korea to Switzerland. People are very friendly and easy to engage in conversation, and for families with small children they offer a Kindergarden Bible School with full sized, supervised romper rooms to keep the children happily at play during service. Great for travelers as jeans are perfectly acceptable attire there, and the atmosphere is warm, inviting, and life affirming.

Address: Michaelispassage 1, 20459 Hamburg (Neustadt)
Directions: Bahn S1 or S3 to Stadthausbrücke, exit "Michaelispassage", turn right at the top of the stairs at the red brick FeG building
othercontact: http://twitter.com/IBCHamburg
Phone: 040 636 077 66
Website: http://www.ibc-hamburg.de

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  • Updated Oct 26, 2009
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