English: Visitor Information

Where to find us, the "Church in the City"

Church: Marienkirchhof 1, 23552 Lübeck 

Open: daily

Services: Sunday 10.00 am

Prayer for peace and reconciliation: Friday, 12.00 am

Evening Concerts: Thursday, Friday or Saturday 7.00 pm (including Bach Cantatas, Organ Recitals, Choral Music or other concert music), for more information see the calendar

Short Services: Monday to Saturday 12.00 am (Sightseeing and guided tours are not permitted during services or concerts)

For dates and details of all services, evening musics and concerts take a look in our calendar ("Termine").

Öffnungszeiten / opening hours

04.10. bis 31.10. von 10 bis 17 Uhr

01.11. bis 30.11. von 10 bis 16 Uhr

01.12. bis 16.12. von 10 bis 17 Uhr

17.12. bis 31.03. von 10 bis 16 Uhr

01.04. bis 03.10. von 10 bis 18 Uhr

Sonntags von 10 bis 11.30 Uhr feiern wir Gottesdienst. Während dieser Zeit ist die Kirche für die Besichtigung nicht geöffnet.
Worship: Sundays from 10 to 11.30 am. During this time the church can not be visited.


Aufgrund von kirchlichen Veranstaltungen kann die Kirche für Besucherinnen und Besucher kurzfristig geschlossen sein.

An folgenden Tagen ist die Kirche wie folgt geschlossen:

Special closing times:
Because of church events, we have closing times on the following days:

am 15.4.2019 bis 12.30 Uhr

am 20.4.2019 ab 16 Uhr

am 04.05.2019 von 14.30 bis 16 Uhr

am 10.5.2019 von 14.30 Uhr bis 16 Uhr

am 18.05.2019 ab 14.30 Uhr bis 16 Uhr

am 31.05.2019 bis 12.30 Uhr

am 01.06.2019 von 14.30 bis 16 Uhr

am 08.06.2019 von 14.30 bis 16 Uhr

am 29.06.2019 ab 16.30 Uhr

am 06.07.2019 bis 11 Uhr

am 20.07.2019 ab 14.30 Uhr

Visitor information

The church "St. Marien" is the central church of the Protestants in Lübeck. It is part of the World Heritage "Lübecker Altstadt", it is the »city church« – in the midst of the shopping area, the church for urban people, for believers and for the »curious, atheists and spiritual ramblers«, as we say. The doors are open, every day, for worship and concerts, exhibitions and bible-exploring groups, devotion and silent prayers and for spiritual welfare. For the Marienkirche is a hospitable place. Seven days a week a welcoming team of volunteers is at service giving opportunity to escape from the malls of central Lübeck. The church opens at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 to 6 p.m.  We offer a daily short act of worship, the 10-minutes service at 12.00 o'clock.

You can join our services at sunday morning at 10 o´clock. This church celebrates with the classic Lutheran liturgy. Often the service is carried by a choir, but continual by the overwhelming music of the organ played by Johannes Unger. 

This church wants to be a house of God, in the city, in contact with people out of touch of their religion, unrelated to their resident parish, but seeking something gone lost for long and suddenly coming back to mind. Almost every day a pastor attending is approachable without appointment (or by appointment at any other times during the week; phone 0451 397700).

In its central location the Marienkirche hosts major ecumenical and city events as well as elaborated projects, performing extraordinary organ compositions (e.g. »Buxtehude festival« ), the annual »Christmas Concert« of the boys choir "Lübecker Knabenkantorei" under the art direction of Karl Hänsel. But all this is centered in, motivated by and focused on delivering the gospel to people God has in mind. 

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Pastor Robert Pfeifer, phone 0451 3977010


For more information go to wikipedia.org.