The height of the bell tower “Michel”, as the townspeople affectionately call the church, is 132 meters. On each of the four sides, the tower is decorated with watch dials, which are the largest in Germany. The diameter of the church of St. Michael is 8 meters. Each of the hands of the watch weighs 130 kilograms and, like the numbers, are covered with gold leaf.
The characteristic silhouette of the bell tower of the Church of St. Michael is visible, practically, from anywhere in the city and is one of the most famous “calling cards” of Hamburg. At an altitude of 82 meters, the bell tower houses an observation deck, one of the best in the city, from where a beautiful view of Hamburg, the port and shipyards opens. Continue reading