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  1. St. Nikolai and St. Michaelis, two of Hamburg’s main churches

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    St. Nikolai and St. Michaelis, two of Hamburg’s main churches

    Sep032010

    If you’re looking for panoramic views of Hamburg, you’ll definitely want to add a trip to either St. Michaelis or St. Nikolai to your to do list for your stay in the city.

    This picture above was taken from the top of the tower at St. Michaelis and, as you can see, it really does give you a stunning look at the whole city and beyond.

    The towers of both of these churches have lifts which is brilliant, so there aren’t eleven million stairs to contend with on your way to the top. You do have to climb a few at St. Michaelis but not too many, but it should be noted that you may have to queue here for the lift during busy periods. I had to wait for about fifteen minutes today but the view once I got out at the top was well worth it.

    St. Nikolai, which is the 3rd tallest church in Germany, was gutted during WWII and today serves as a memorial to victims of war. The viewing platform here isn’t as high up as the one at St. Michaelis so the view isn’t quite as panoramic but still definitely worth checking out.

    Plus, the Rathaus and the lakes are a bit closer to here so you can actually see them really well from this church as shown in the picture below.

    I also took a harbour tour today and did a little exploring near the famous fish market. That’s held on Sunday mornings so it’s lucky that I’m not flying back to Dublin until Sunday afternoon. I’ve heard great things about the market and I’m looking forward to checking it out. For now though, it’s time for some food.

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