Mary Magdalene Church

16225 Eberswalde

Tel: +49 (0) 33 34 / 28 75 08

The Mary Magdalene church, from the 13th century, is one of the most significant late gothic town parish churches in Mark Brandenburg. It has the highest brick church spires in Germany. Particular highlights of this church are the portal of the west, north and south sides with their ornamental figures, the bronze font, the carved late-renaissance altar from 1606, a neo-gothic fitting largely preserved today, and the Ernst Max organ from 1783.

You will find fat Barbara (or "die dicke Barbara", as the locals call her) directly next to the entrance door. This is the 36 centner heavy bell with the inscription, "I'm called Barbara, everyone who rings me and listens is spiritual" The bell was cast in 1518 by the Lübeck-based bell founder, Heinrich van Kampen. It is an example of top quality late-medieval bell foundry. For 370 years, the bell Barbara, with its reliefs of the crucifixion scene, Mary with the crescent moon and St Barbara, rang. When she broke for a second time in 1909, she already had been repaired once, therefore she was replaced and continued to be cherished.


Good to know: The church tower is accessible and has a 28 metre high viewing balcony. Climbing the steps is part of the high altitude pass Eberswalde.


From May to October, Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 2 pm - 4 pm


Tours are possible on arrangement with the parish office (tel: +49 (0) 33 34 / 28 75 08).

Tower ascent: 2 EUR

Entrance fee: Donations are welcome


Bus lines: 861, 862 or 865 bus stop "Markt"