Ten days into my trip exploring the Historic Highlights of Germany and I had not experienced that one stand out moment like my Goatherd encounter in Mittenwald Germany. I was beginning to feel it wasn’t going to happen.
That is until the afternoon I wandered into St. Mary’s church in Rostock.
Beautiful St. Mary’s is located in the old town right off Neuer Market and can be seen for miles. The large brick Gothic church has guided sailors to Rostock for decades and, today, it can be used by tourists to navigate the city – it sure helped me!
Built in the 13th century, St Mary’s was damaged but survived the bombings that devastated Rostock during WWII.
St. Mary’s is a beautiful church. The gilded altar is spectacular and the one of a kind medieval Astronomic Clock which dates back to 1472 is very interesting! There are many wonderful ornate features such as the Royal box and the pulpit but the exquisite and enormous Baroque organ from 1770 is probably the most beautiful I’ve ever seen.
Yes all of these made the church very beautiful but what made it exceptional was the majestic music I was treated to while exploring the church!
On this afternoon an orchestra and choir were practicing for a performance so my time wandering the church was enhanced by the beautiful and haunting music and voices. Take a listen!
This music really set the tone for my visit! You could feel the music as it bounced off the walls of this beautiful church. My time in St. Mary’s church was one of “those” stand out moments that I will always remember!
What stand out moments do you have from your travels?