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Hamburg aussicht vom St. Michel 360 Grad
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St. Michaelis Kirche, genannt Michel - das Kirchenschiff  - Hamburg
St. Michaelis Kirche, genannt Michel - das Kirchenschiff - Hamburg
::2011/10/11::
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St  Michaels Church Hamburg Germany 2
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Jonny Hill - Der Michel von Hamburg 1985
Jonny Hill - Der Michel von Hamburg 1985
::2009/09/28::
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The Bells of St. Michael Church at Hamburg, Germany.
The Bells of St. Michael Church at Hamburg, Germany.
::2009/09/22::
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Travel Talk ID: In Front of St.Michael Church, Hamburg, Jerman with Intan Wibisono, Summer 2013
Travel Talk ID: In Front of St.Michael Church, Hamburg, Jerman with Intan Wibisono, Summer 2013
::2013/07/08::
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Knife Party And L-Popcorn Presents:Die Michel| Hamburg,Germany 2014
Knife Party And L-Popcorn Presents:Die Michel| Hamburg,Germany 2014
::2014/05/11::
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St  Michaels Church Hamburg Germany 2014
St Michaels Church Hamburg Germany 2014
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St.Michael Church, Hamburg in reflection
St.Michael Church, Hamburg in reflection
::2010/07/09::
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Travel Talk ID: St.Michael Church Rooftop, Hamburg, Jerman with Intan Wibisono, Summer 2013
Travel Talk ID: St.Michael Church Rooftop, Hamburg, Jerman with Intan Wibisono, Summer 2013
::2013/07/08::
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Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint Michel 2014 - Le film
Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint Michel 2014 - Le film
::2014/05/25::
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Hamburg Michel - Glockenspiel in der Sankt Michaelis Kirche
Hamburg Michel - Glockenspiel in der Sankt Michaelis Kirche
::2012/07/31::
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Bundesverteidigungsminister in St. Michel, Hamburg
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Hamburg Michel - Blick von der Sankt Michaelis Kirche
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::2011/12/29::
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HHans Nr. 21 "Orgelanlage Michel" Dez. 2009
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Hamburg, der Blick vom Hamburger Michel, Juli 2013
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::2013/07/11::
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EXPOSED - Masonic Rituals at St Michaelis Church, Hamburg, Michaelmas Day 2012 - SCANDAL!
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Predigt 4.10.2014 zur Hochzeit, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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weißes Dinner - Hamburg 2012 - am Michel (St. Michaelis Kirche)
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Glockenläuten im Michel // Hamburg 2012
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Jonny Hill - Der Michel von Hamburg
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Taufe im katholischen Ritus -  P. Martin Löwenstein SJ - Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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Lindner Hotel Am Michel, Hamburg
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Predigt Hochzeit 8.9.2014 P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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alte Gegengerade vom FC ST. PAULI vor HAMBURG MICHEL und ELBPHILHARMONIE
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::2012/07/26::
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Predigt zur Hochzeit 6.9.2014, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
Predigt zur Hochzeit 6.9.2014, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
::2014/09/06::
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Hans Leitner, St. Michaelis Hamburg
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Alfred Sittard - Praeludium E-Moll - St. Michaelis Hamburg 1927
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J. S. Bach - Toccata, Adagio und Fuge in C-Dur: Toccata (BWV 564)
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::2013/05/05::
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Reporting live from St Michael
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::2014/08/18::
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Hamburg, Binnenhafen, Blick zum Michel (St. Michaelis Kirche) - Full HD (1080p) Videobild
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Anna Depenbusch - Irgendwo ist oben @ Valentinsnacht im Michel, Hamburg 14.2.2014
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Predigt zur Hochzeit 9.8.201, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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::2014/08/09::
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NDR Rund um den Michel: Europa in Hamburg - Dzoni Sichelschmidt
NDR Rund um den Michel: Europa in Hamburg - Dzoni Sichelschmidt
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Predigt 23.6.2012 zur Hochzeit, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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Rundblick über Hamburg vom Michel zu Weihnachten 23.12.2013
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Predigt 12.4.2013 zur Beerdigung, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ, Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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Predigt 7.6.2014 zur Hochzeit, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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Predigt 8.6.2014 zum Pfingstfest, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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Predigt 26.4.2013 zur Beerdigung, P. Martin Löwenstein SJ, Kleiner Michel Hamburg
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Michel Portal Unit - NDR Funkhaus, Hamburg 1974 (1)
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Rundblick Michel  - Hamburg
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Hamburg, City Tour Day2 - Germany HD Travel Channel
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Rundblick vom Michel über Hamburg 06.10.2010
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GoPro Hero 3 Hamburg Kirche St Michaelis Christtum Alle Einnahmen von diesem Video werden gespendet.
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Taufe im Kleinen Michel zu Hamburg am Sonntag, 16. Februar 2014
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St. Michael's Church
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
Michel
Hamburg-Michaeliskirche-Hafen.jpg
View of St. Michael's from the Port of Hamburg
St. Michael's Church, Hamburg is located in Hamburg
St. Michael's Church, Hamburg
Shown within Hamburg, Germany
Basic information
Location Quarter of Neustadt, Hamburg, Germany
Geographic coordinates 53°32′54″N 9°58′44″E / 53.548333°N 9.978889°E / 53.548333; 9.978889Coordinates: 53°32′54″N 9°58′44″E / 53.548333°N 9.978889°E / 53.548333; 9.978889
Affiliation Evangelical Church in Germany
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Cathedral
Architectural description
Architectural style Baroque
Completed 1669/1786/1912
Specifications
Height (max) 132 m

St. Michael's Church (German: Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis, colloquially called Michel, German pronunciation: [ˈmɪçəl]), is one of Hamburg's five Lutheran main churches (Hauptkirchen) and the most famous church in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmark of the city and it is considered to be one of the finest Hanseatic Protestant baroque churches. The church was purposely built Protestant unlike many other Hamburg churches which were originally built by Roman Catholics and were converted to Protestantism during the Reformation. It is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. A large bronze statue, standing above the portal of the church shows the archangel conquering the devil.

The 132-meter high Baroque spire totally covered with copper is a prominent feature of Hamburg’s skyline and has always been a landfall mark for ships sailing up the river Elbe.

History[edit]

St. Michael's Victory over the Devil, sculpture above the main entrance

The present church building is the third one at this site. The first one was built from 1647 to 1669. It became the church of the new town (Neustadt), which was created in 1625 inside the new city walls, and which grew steadily since. In 1687, the Michel became the fifth chapter church (Hauptkirche), as the new town (Neustadt) became a parish. That church was destroyed on March 10, 1750, by a lightning strike. The original church has been replicated and built in 9 different cities around the world.

In 1786, a new construction following the design of Johann Leonhard Prey and Ernst Georg Sonnin (de) was completed. This is the church as we know it today. It was reconstructed twice in the 20th century: after catching fire in 1906 during construction work and after the bombings of 1944 and 1945. Since 1983, renovation is ongoing: first the spire and then the roof.

The composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was baptized on May 26, 1833 in this church and confirmed at the age of fifteen by Pastor von Ahlsen who had married his parents.

Architecture[edit]

Offering 2,500 seats, the Michel is the largest church in Hamburg. The church has a Latin cross plan with 44 m width, 52 m length and 27 m height.

The 132-meter-high, characteristic steeple dominates the skyline of the city and was considered as an orientation mark for ships sailing on the river Elbe. In 106 meters, the tower platform offers an excellent panoramic view over the city and the harbour, can be climbed, but there also is a lift. The clock in the church tower is the largest of its kind in Germany.

The church has five organs including a Marcussen organ and a large Steinmeyer organ with its 85 registers, 5 manuals and 6674 pipes. On 9 October 2008, St. Michael’s received a new crypt organ, named after Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

The pulpit is in the center of the building which was crafted out of marble by sculptor Otto Lessing from Dresden in 1910. It was designed to look like a rounded chalice and features a magnificent staircase. The large pulpit roof is crowned by the Angel of Annunciation.

Made from white marble, the baptismal font was crafted in Livorno in 1763 and donated by Hamburg merchants who lived there at that time. The baptismal font is reminiscent of a seashell and supported by three baptism angels.

The baroque pulpit and altar of St. Michael's Church

The altar is 20 meters tall and was built from costly marble in 1910. The altar features three sections illustrating key scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. The central image portrays the Resurrection of Jesus and, below it, a relief depicts the Last Supper. Above the central image, there is a large crucifix. Located at the very top, the altar crown takes the form of a dove as a symbol of the Holy Spirit and is surrounded by a radiant circle. To the right and left of the radiant circle, two angels are kneeling and bowing their heads.

The Crypt[edit]

In the church crypt, there are 2,425 people interred, including Johann Mattheson and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The grave chambers are deeply excavated for four coffins above the other. During the French occupation of Hamburg in 1813, burials were banned within the city and therefore also in the crypt. In 2004, some of the graves were opened and documented by scientists. In the process, they found some less well-preserved coffins and several intact coffins containing skeletal remains and well-preserved garments and textile upholstery. In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy families in Hamburg, fraternities, government offices and those with the benefit of burial funds acquired graves here. Well-preserved coffin carts can still be found in the crypt today. In the days when people were still buried in the crypt, the carts were used to transport the coffins. During the Second World War, the crypt was used as a shelter. In early 2000, the crypt was renovated and is now used for church services and concerts.

Lutheran bishops[edit]

The church is the seat of one of the three bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

Burials[edit]

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