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Opening Times (May – October):

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

On Saturday June 3 the church closes at 14:30 due to concert preparation!

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:

The Tours Schedule for 2023 is not set up yet. Tours can be offered by request in advance. Church tours and tower tours are normally held in German language only, please ask for exceptions in advance! Organ tour is possible in English, too.

Tour through the church
Meeting point at the Obelisque (at No 14 on visitor information map). 20 persons maximum.
Fee (added to the regular entrance fee) 2 EUR

Tower Tour
to the vaults (resp. roof area) and the bells, duration about one hour
Meeting point at the Obelisque (at No 14 on visitor information map). 15 persons maximum. Be aware of steep stairs!
Fee (added to the regular entrance fee) 3 EUR

Brief Organ Visit during Noon Prayer – offered at every Noon Prayer (Mon-Sat, except if Holiday)
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

All tours may be arranged for groups at other times, too. Contact the churchwardens at (+49/381) 453325 or at marienkirche-rostock@posteo.de. 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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