Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is a major transport hub in Northern Germany and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe. It is also very popular with tourists who flock here at the first opportunity.
St. Michaelis, or Michel as it is popularly known, is one of the major tourist attractions of this city. It is one of the five Protestant churches of Germany. Its architecture is a fresh change from that of the old churches. Its baroque style spire, the large bronze statue of Archangel Michael to whom the church is dedicated all show remarkable craftsmanship.
The original building was built in 1647, but since then the church has been reconstructed twice. In 1750, it was destroyed by a lightning strike. It was refurbished at that time. Then in the 20th century it caught fire and was almost destroyed. After its reconstruction it once again suffered severe damages in the bombings of 1944 and 1945.
However after its reconstruction of 1983 the church once again looked brand new. Its 132 meter tall spire, roof everything was reconstructed.
Its architecture is so remarkable that around 9 replicas have been made in different parts of the world. Its size is so large that it can accommodate 2500 people and its spire is so tall that it offers breathtaking vies of the city!
If you ever visit Hamburg, you must go to this church! If not for the peace you’ll get, go for the amazing views.