The Devil Outside St. Mary’s Lutheran Church (Marienkirche), Lubeck, Germany

March 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

According to legend, when the first stones of St. Mary’s were laid, the devil was very happy because he believed it was going to be a wine bar.  Many souls had already joined him after frequenting such places, so the devil enthusiastically joined the builders.  Once he realized that it was going to be a church, he wanted to destroy it.  He found a large boulder and flew through the air intending to smash in the walls.  A brave fellow saw him and said, “Please stop, Mr. Devil. Don’t destroy what we have built. We will build you a nice wine bar just across the street.”  The devil was pleased with idea and dropped the large boulder next to the church where it still stands with the devil’s claw marks on it.  Across the street, the wine cellar was built in the basement of the town hall.  To see my best photos of Germany, please visit the Germany section of my portfolio.


The Devil Outside St. Mary’s Lutheran Church (Marienkirche), Lubeck, GermanyThe Devil Outside St. Mary’s Lutheran Church (Marienkirche), Lubeck, GermanyAccording to legend, when the first stones of St. Mary’s were laid, the devil was very happy because he believed it was going to be a wine bar. Many souls had already joined him after frequenting such places, so the devil enthusiastically joined the builders. Once he realized that it was going to be a church, he wanted to destroy it. He found a large boulder and flew through the air intending to smash in the walls. A brave fellow saw him and said, “Please stop, Mr. Devil. Don’t destroy what we have built. We will build you a nice wine bar just across the street.” The devil was pleased with idea and dropped the large boulder next to the church where it still stands with the devil’s claw marks on it. Across the street, the wine cellar was built in the basement of the town hall.

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