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Opening Times (May – September):

Mon-Sat 10:00–17:00 (entrance fee, western entrance, last entry at 16:45!)
Sunday/Holiday 11:00-15:00 (free donation, southern entrance)

Visiting Restrictions:

Friday 21 June and Friday 28 June: Due to a funeral, we open 11:50 AM!

Please note: During Summer, There is a risk of queing around the Apostle’s Procession/Noon Prayer – if you want to attend, please be at the entrance before 11:40!

Entrance Fees:

The Lutheran City Parish of Rostock spends 100,000 EUR a year or 300 EUR daily to keep St. Mary’s open. Your entrance fee helps to make this possible and is an expression of your respectfulness for the cultural heritage of building and artwork of St. Mary’s.

Following tickets are available:
Adults 3,- EUR
reduced Adults fee* 2,50 EUR
Member of a Group 2,50 EUR (Group ist 15 or more)
Evening Ticket (30 minutes before closure) 2,- EUR

A one-year-ticket is available for 12 EUR 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.

Groups and 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 through the entrance and for larger devices 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.

Guided Tours:

All tours are normally led in German only, except the Organ Visit, which can be led in English, too!

Monday 11:30 AM: Astronomical Clock only (max 20 persons)
Tuesday 11:00 AMr: Church Tour (max 20 persons)
Wednesday 11:00 AM: Church Tour (max 20 persons)
Thursday 11:00 AM und 02:00 PM: Church Tour (max 20 persons)
Saturday 11:00 AM: Tower Tour or Church Tour (max 15 resp 20 persons)
Daily from May to October, except Sundays and special feast days, 11:55 AM: Brief Visit to the Organ (see below)

Church Tour: 2,- € / p. person plus entrance fee
Tower Tour: 3,- € / p. person plus entrance fee

Brief Organ Visit during Noon Prayer – offered at every Noon Prayer from May 2 until October 12 (Mon-Sat, not on special feast days)
Meeting point is at Mary Carpet (Nr 10 on printed visitor information map) at 11.55 AM
Way up to the organ loft, attendance at organ music and noon prayer, short view into the instrument possible afterwards. Be aware of steep stairs! Fee: Free donations or purchase of orgen-related articles in shop
This visit may be cancelled without further notice. Please note: No organ visit on June 22nd, 2024!

Requests for guided tours have to be directed exclusively by e-mail to

Please accept our apologies for occasional problems with speaking English, not every of our volunteers is capable of it.

More Pages in English:

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