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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

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Address: Roemerberg 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 69 292449
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: This historic cathedral served as the church for local leaders from the...
This historic cathedral served as the church for local leaders from the 15th century on and today serves as the home of a Lutheran congregation.
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This is a small, very old Gothic church situated alone in the center of a pedestrian square. It has lots of presence and charm. The original church was built in 1150, and the most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a small, very old Gothic church situated alone in the center of a pedestrian square. It has lots of presence and charm. The original church was built in 1150, and the most recent rehab was in 1951. The architecture and pipe organ is very interesting and worth a stop by if you're in Frankfurt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Such a wonderful place to visit and an opportunity to travel back in time, everything around you is inspiring!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This protestant church with white and red bricks and stone with green tower is located near the center of the Romer. Opening mornings at 10.00 am, the interior is dimly lit and it has stained glass windows and several sculptures at the rear of the church. The pipe organs are enclosed in a wooden case. I quick visit is recommended... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

RIght off the bustling tourist plaza is this lovely little church. I sat there for a long while and looked at the very medieval stain glass windows and the old organ. Well worth it.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a decent little church, located in Roemerberg. I was actually expecting an impressive church (being so central and all), but the church turned out to be rather simple, not too interesting and other than the lovely stained glass windows, there's nothing much to see inside. A 5-minute visit is all you need.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This church is much smaller than the others in the area but worth the visit. Very interesting to compare how simple, yet beautiful with the church really is. Note the colorful and bright stained glass which survived the war, the other windows are those replaced with more gray colors were the ones requiring replacement. Worth the stop!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It may be small, but it's worth a 10 minute visit to see the stained glass windows and to appreciate the architecture. I personally loved it - a great change from the large and imposing churches nearby.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Located right in the heart of the city, this is an easy church to find. However, it is small and unimpressive. There is some history here, but nothing worth more than just a quick look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The Alte Nikolaikirche lies to the back of Roemer square. Some of the windows in the church survived the WWII Allied bombing and have medieval majesty. The replacement windows near the altar reflect the modernity of the cathedral and, of course, are not as compelling.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is nice small and cute church located in the very center of Frankfurt. I was actually expecting something more impressive out of it.

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