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Discover the most beautiful baroque church in northern Germany: St Michael’s – the Michel

Exterior view of St Michael's Exterior view of St Michael's photographed through the archway Interior view from the St. Michaelis tower with park with artworks St Michael's Church and the Michelwiesen meadows


  • Experience the city’s most popular attractions, museums and guided tours with the Hamburg City Pass – one ticket, everything included! 
  • The admission ticket for St Michael’s Church is included in your City Pass 
  • No advance booking is required for this attraction – your City Pass is your admission ticket 
  • The church tower is 132 metres high and the viewing platform is at 106 metres: View over the whole of Hamburg 
  • Germany’s largest tower clock with a diameter of 8 metres 
  • The altar in the church is 20 metres high and was made of marble in 1910 
  • The baptismal font was created in Livorno in 1763 
  • There are 5 organs, the oldest were built in 1912 and 1917 
  • You can attend a short midday service every day at 12 noon 

St Michael’s Church is one of Hamburg’s landmarks – and offers a fantastic view over the city

What awaits you on site


St Michael’s Church, one of the city’s five main churches, is one of Hamburg’s architectural landmarks with its striking dome. Not only can you admire one of the most important baroque churches in northern Germany here, you also have a great view over the whole city from the viewing platform. Inside, the "(Hamburg) Michel" has a lot to offer: five organs, a 20 metre high altar and a baptismal font from 1763. In the crypt, you will find an exhibition on the building history of St Michael’s.

How to get there

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Address: Englische Planke 1 20459 Hamburg 

Good to know

  • Opening hours:
    November to March: Daily from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
    April and October: Daily from 9.00 – 19.00 pm
    May to September: Daily from 9.00 – 20.00 pm 
  • Last admission: 30 minutes before closing time 
  • Special opening hours: 24 December, 25 December, 1 January 

The admission ticket for St Michael’s Church is included in your City Pass


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