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number 37 in the city

Church of St. Catherine

Local name: Hauptkirche St. Katharinen

The church Catherine is one of the five main churches in Hamburg. Due to its location in the immediate vicinity of the port is considered a church of the people of the sea. The temple tower, dating from the 13th century, is the oldest existing building in Germany.

The temple presents the style of North German brick Gothic. The interior of the building, due to war damage, is kept in a modern style, although some of the monuments survived. These include, among others, a painting by Wilm Dedeke "Crucifixion" from 1500, marble epitaphs from the first half of the 17th century or a 16th-century sculpture of St. Catherine.
The building is also the cultural center of the city due to numerous music concerts and art exhibitions organized here.

The patron of the temple is Saint Catherine of Alexandria from Egypt, whose virtues wisdom, courage and beauty are now the main values spread by the church.


Attractions inside

    Church of St. Catherine map
    Katharinenkirchhof 120457 Hamburg , Germany