The Hauptkirche Sankt Petri is the oldest church in the city. Finished in 1195, it was rebuilt in the 14th century and made even bigger in the XV. In 1842, during the fire that devastated the city of Hamburg, it was destroyed, but was reconstructed between the years 1844 and 1849. It is also the highest point in the city. You can climb 544 steps to the top and admire the views from those heights.
St. Michael's Church (German: Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis, colloquially called Michel,is one of Hamburg's five Lutheran main churches (Hauptkirchen) and the most famous church in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmark of the city and it is considered to be one of the finest Hanseatic Protestant baroque churches. The church was purposely built Protestant unlike many other Hamburg churches which were originally built by Roman Catholics and were converted to Protestantism during the Reformation. It is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. A large bronze statue, standing above the portal of the church shows the archangel conquering the devil.
The Tower of the ancient Church of San Nicolas, which was destroyed in the Second World War, remains a memory of the old church itself. You can climb all the way up and you will find a perfect vantage point of the city of Hamburg from where you see both the historic heart of the city and the port area. At about 300 meters away is the Cathedral of San Miguel.
This church, designed by Leonard Ore, was completed in 1747 and like many other churches in Hamburg, was partially destroyed by bombing in 1943 (during World War II). It was rebuilt 1954-1957 and today we see this monument with typical German architecture.
The Hauptkirche San Jacobi is a church built 1340-1440 that is in the center of Hamburg. It was partially destroyed during World War II but renovated 1951-1963. Several entertainments take place during the week, such as organ concerts.