Petrikirche is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The first chapel on the site of the modern cathedral was built yet in the 11th century. Two centuries later it was decided to rebuild the chapel and turn it into a massive church. The beautiful gothic building has survived till these days in almost original state. Its interior is still decorated with artful murals created yet in the beginning of the 15th century.
Hauptkirche Sankt-Michaelis Church is the most famous religious landmark of Hamburg. There is a beautiful building of the Archangel Michael above the portal. This is a true work of art. The height of the spire of the church is 132 meters and so it is perfectly visible from all parts of the city. Many newcomers use the spire as a beacon. Among the cultural institutions of the city we should definitely mention Ernst Barlach Museum, which exhibits a rich collection of works of art. Beautiful sculptures and paintings by famous German artists will be appreciated by all art connoisseurs. In addition to the standard exhibition the museum often organizes additional exhibitions, in which modern painters and sculptors show off their works. Interesting exhibitions and shows are held here every month.
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