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Opening Hours:
October to April: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday and Holiday 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
May to September: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday and Holiday 11.15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

Entrance Fee:
There is no general entrance fee. But we are kindly asking for a donation of
2,00 EUR per person.
The running and maintenance costs are about several 100.000 EUR a year. Your donation will help us to keep St. Mary’s church open and running.

Groups:
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:
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.

Access for wheelchairs etc.:
Access is possible via a ramp at the main entrance. Our staff will help you, if an additional opening of a door might be necessary.

Toilets:
Please note that we do not have public toilets or restrooms available.

 

Guided Tours:

The Church:
From Mai to October, guided tours take place daily at 11 a.m.

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 a.m, 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:
The organ can be visited at every noon prayer.

(Noon prayers take place from May to mid-October, Monday to Saturday, 12 a.m. 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.)

Special organ concerts or organ presentations (also in English language) for groups can be arranged. Please contact the Director of Music: Karl-Bernhardin Kropf, 0152-26092879, Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!

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 a.m. unto 5.30 p.m.
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.