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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Roemerberg 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #38 of 134 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Marlborough, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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177 reviews 177 reviews
106 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Frankfurt is one of the most versatile cities in the world. It has many years of history behind it. There is much to do, many places to go. Great restaurants, Parks and a beautiful riverfront. There is the ROEMER where Kings and Kaisers were crowned, Theaters and opera houses, the Zoo and Botanical Gardens, roman ruins and the Goethe haus.... More

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Inverkip, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
121 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

An old little church dating from 1264, dedicated to St.Nicholas, protector of the seamen. The building's colours match the other old structures of the square. The interior is attractive in its simplicity and very modern. It's one of those churches that you meet on your way discovering other Attractions. You open the door thinking: Why not? That's how most of... More

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Lier, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Located in the center of the old part of Frankfurt. Very nice and quite unique church, has a great place amongst the other old buildings in the old town.

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I visited on a Thursday afternoon, when an informal organ concert was in progress. It’s one of the few evangelical churches in the city. Of the ~ 8 churches I visited in Frankfurt, this one seemed one of the most active, with many flyers of ministries and how to get involved.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Exactly in the city center named "Roemer", you will find the Old Nicholas Church, place dedicated to the Saint who protects children but also protects Frankfurt from the river Mein. This is the reason why this church from the XIII century was built here, nearby the river. Glass walls are beautiful and the structure is little but interesting. Take a... More

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