Recent Changes from June 2021
Opening on week-days (Mon-Fri) reduced to 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM, Sunday after End of Service or 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM (church may be closed if there is no sunday service, as it may be transferred to another church)
During Corona measures, short-term changes of opening times may happen without notice. Thank you for your understanding!
Any touristic features and the guided tours (even by external guides) may be affected by Corona measures
Entrance Fee Regulations valid from 1st January 2021:
Following tickets are available:
Adults 3,- Euro
reduced Adults fee* 2,- Euro
Member of a Group 2,50 Euro
Evening Ticket (30 minutes before closure) 2,50 Euro
A one-year-ticket is available for 12 Euro and free of cost for parish members.
Children have free admission. On Sundays, there is free admission for all.
* Reductions apply on single admission for disabled visitors or visitors without individual income. An appropiate certification has to be shown.
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Groups ans Access:
Our church is no museum with guaranteed accessibility. For groups, it is helpful to ask in advance, if there are any events taking place in the church, making visiting impossible or restricted.
During prayer and worship times, no visiting is possible. Service times are explained here>.
Access for wheelchairs etc.:
Access is possible via a ramp at the southern entrance. Our staff will help you, if an additional opening of a door might be necessary.
Please note that we do not have public toilets or restrooms available.
Update June 2021: Due to Corona Measures, all regular guided tours are cancelled, the Marientreff Café is closed. With general openings in tourism, we will try to bring back all our offers. So, all following announcements are subject to change!
From Mai to October, guided tours take place daily at 11 AM
Tower, Bells, Vaults:
Regular visits to the vaults (resp. roof area) and the bells of one hour length take place every Monday and Wednesday (May-Oct), 11 AM, at a cost of EUR 5,- p.p.
A one-hour tour up on our tower with visits of the vaulting, the bells and the organ can be arranged by request on advance, against free donations. Contact the churchwardens at their box in the church or at (+49/381) 453325. Please accept our apologies for occasional problems with speaking English, not every of our volunteers is capable of it.
Church tours and tower tours are normally held in German language only, please ask for exceptions!
The organ can be visited at every noon prayer.
(Noon prayers take place from May to mid-October, Monday to Saturday, 12 AM. To visit the organ, be at the baroque gate in the north west corner of the nave, where a sign is posted. After the Noon Prayer (ca. 10 Minutes, with some organ music), there is some time for explanation and investigation of the instrument. This is free, a donation or a compact disc purchase would be welcome to help us keeping the 5700-pipe instrument maintained and running. Please note that the Noon Prayer Organ Visits may be cancelled for special reasons without further notice.)
The “Marientreff” Café
In the former churchwarden’s house, located at the south-west corner of St. Mary’s church at the “goats market” (“Ziegenmarkt” - hence the bronze sculpture on the font), one can find the Marientreff Café. It is run by an association of volunteers, who will provide you with coffee, tee and delicious homemade cakes. The opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 11.30 AM to 5.30 PM.
Any profits are handed to social and welfare projects, among them the annual holiday project for children from the contaminated region of Tchernobyl.
Occasionally, special arrangements take place in the Marientreff, which might affect normal service.
You will receive a warm welcome there, but please be aware, that some of our volunteers do not speak any English.