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St. Jacobi Church (Hauptkirche Sankt Jacobi), Hamburg

St. Jacobi Church (Hauptkirche Sankt Jacobi) - Hamburg, Germany
St. Jacobi Church (Hauptkirche Sankt Jacobi)
Jacobikirchhof 22, Hamburg, Germany 20095Map
+49 40 303 7370
Neighborhood: Altstadt
Overview

St. Jacobi Church, an ancient structure dating back to 1255, houses one of the most famous organs said to have been played by legendary composer Bach and built by Arp Schnitger in 1693. The Gothic brick building on this site was built in the 13th and 14th centuries, but has constantly been changed and enlarged throughout the years. In 1944, a bomb hit the church's steeple and destroyed the dome. Luckily, most of the valuable interiors were saved and from 1951-1953, the Protestant church was restored to its former glory and given a new steeple-top. The interior of the church is unimposing despite its decorative and valuable decor, and there are three altars here dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. Check the website to know more.

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