Marienkirche Picture Gallery

The Alter


The old clock is one of the wonders of the church (it tells the time, provides a church saint's calendar, and does astrology. The story was that after it was built, other churches wanted similar or better clocks and contacted the clockmaker in Danzig. The city did not want this to occur and so had the clock maker blinded. Later when the clock needed repair, they asked blind clock maker to fix it. He went in the clock room and asked for tools including a hammer to fix the clock. He used the hammer to wreck the crucial parts of the clock. It was not fixed until after the Second World War.