St. Mary’s Church of Rostock and its Organs
St. Mary’s (German: St. Marien or Marienkirche) is the main church of the University and Hanseatic City of Rostock.
A church of St. Mary is first recorded for the year 1232. Since 1265 it is the church of the city council and the pride of the citizens. Strong efforts have been undertaken to give the church an impressive appearance, to save Rostock one of the leading positions among the cities of the Baltic. The most precious pieces of its furniture are the bronze baptismal font from 1290 and the Astronomical Clock from 1472. In 1451, an organ is mentioned for the first time, and since 1593, organs on the West end of the nave attract the views of every visitor.