"St. Catherine's" St. Katharinen Kirche Tip by antistar
St. Katharinen Kirche, Hamburg: 3 reviews and 6 photos
The church of St. Catherine's stood at the lower edge of medieval Hamburg, on the city walls facing the Elbe. Its first written mention dates back to the 13th century, but the brick body is two centuries more recent. The spire, a baroque wonder shaped like three upside down ice-cream cones, one atop the other, is a 17th century addition. Its greatest claim to fame is to have had, as its organist, one Johann Sebastian Bach. He was a great admirer of the church's organ, but that was destroyed in the firebombings of 1943.
Directions: U1 to Messberg
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