The church of St. Lawrence was built in the 14th century, incorporating the remains of an older predecessor building. The wall paintings and stained-glass windows date from the 17th century. The church tower, which was added in the 16th century, was damaged by lightning in 1829 and subsequently received its distinctive spire, which is still preserved today.
St. Laurentius Church in Schönberg, just outside the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, is particularly well-known among music lovers. The brick church, once the seat of the Bishop of Ratzburg, is the venue for the Schönberg Music Summer, which has been attracting many guests to the church since 1987. The music program ranges from traditional church music to jazz. Sometimes a solo guitar can be heard, sometimes choirs delight the visitors.