Marienkirche (St. Mary's church) is
located in Stralsund, northern Germany.
time before 1298, it is architecturally Gothic, and was loosely
modelled on St. Mary's Church in Lübeck.
Between 1625 and 1647, it was the world's tallest building at
The bell tower collapsed in 1382, and was rebuilt by 1478. In 1495,
the steeple tower blew down during a severe storm, and was then
rebuilt taller. This was subsequently struck by lightning in 1647,
and burned down, and was rebuilt as a baroque
dome, which, completed in 1708, can be seen
today. The tower is currently tall