Icon Haeuser Kirche

The Michel - St. Michael's

Hamburg's main church is St. Michael's. It is one of Hamburg's most famous landmarks with its impressive nave including five organs, its vaulted cellar and the spectacular view from the church tower.

Hamburg Michel Biker
Vor dem Wunderländer Michel haben sich zahlreiche Motorradfahrer zum Bikergottesdienst versammelt.

St. Michael's is older than 400 years and has gone through a history of destruction and war. Twice it had to be rebuilt completely from the ground. The tower is 132 meters high and taller than most of the buildings in the city center. Therefore it is visible from almost everywhere, making it the center of the city, so to speak. It is a definite must see on your visit to Hamburg!

Location and directions

Englische Planke 1 20459 Hamburg 040 376 78-0 info@st-michaelis.de or online


Opening hours

May to October 9 to 20 h (last admittance 19:30 h)
November to April 10 to 18h (last admittance 17:30 h)


Admittance fees

Church: free admittance (we kindly accept donations for the keep of the building)
Tower: Adults 5 Euro (discount 4 Euro) | children from 6 to 15 years 3,50 Euro (discount 2,50 Euro)
Crypt: Adults 4 Euro (discount 3 Euro) | children from 6 to 15 years 2,50 Euro (discount 1,50 Euro)
Combination price for crypt and tower: Adults 7 Euro (discount 6 Euro) | children from 6 to 15 years: 4 Euro (discount 3 Euro)