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4 Churches to explore in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located on the north coastline of Germany and has 1.94% of Germany's population. Its capital is Schwerin, and Rostock is the largest city. The big cities in the state include Stralsund, Wismar, Neubrandenburg, Greifswald, and Güstrow. The state was established in 1945 by the merger of Prussian Western Pomerania and Mecklenburg.

Schwerin Cathedral
Schwerin CathedralAm Dom 4, 19055 Schwerin, Germany

It is called Schweriner Dom in German, an Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral located in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It was established by Henry the Lion in the late 12th century. The tower, is 117.5 meters high and was built between 1889 - 1893. It has the tallest church spire in the state.

St. Mary's Church, Rostock
St. Mary's Church, RostockBei der Marienkirche 2, 18055 Rostock, Germany

It is one of the biggest three town churches in the Hanseatic city of Rostock. In 1265, St. Mary's was designated as the main parish church. The church is a large Brick Gothic church. Built in the 13th century, it was enlarged and modified at the end of the 14th century into the present basilica.

St. Nicholas' Church, Stralsund
St. Nicholas' Church, StralsundEv. Kirchengemeinde St. Nikolai, Auf dem St. Nikolaikirchhof 2, 18439 Stralsund, Germany

The church is the oldest of the three major parish churches in Stralsund in Germany and dedicated in 1279 to St. Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors. It is an Evangelical Lutheran church since 1524. The wealth of the city of Stralsund was reflected in the very large number of altars in the church. There were no less than 56 altars in the chancel, nave, and between the buttresses of the aisles. The bulk of the altars were removed from the church after the Bildersturm of 1525.

Warnemünde Church
Warnemünde ChurchKirchenpl. 1, 18119 Rostock, Germany

A neogothic church building in Warnemünde. The church of Warnemünde stands for over one hundred years in the middle of the town and is the center of the Evangelical Lutheran congregation. In addition to being a place of rest and prayer, it has also even given protection from flooding. The church also has votive ships inside: they are a votive offering often given to churches in gratitude for the preservation and protection on the high seas.

Map of Churches to explore in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern