The St Michaelis Lutheran is a church built in Baroque style on a hill overlooking the Elbe river. It's the most famous church of Hamburg and a major landmark, as it can be seen by ships approaching the harbour of Hamburg. It is dedicated to the angel Michael, whose bronze statue can be seen over the main entrance. The church was initially built between 1647 and 1669, destroyed by a fire in 1750, rebuilt between 1750 and 1762. A second fire largely destroyed the church, which was then reconstructed and inaugurated in its present state in 1912.
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