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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Address: Roemerberg 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
Phone Number: 69 292449
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Ranked #40 of 283 things to do in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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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
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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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170 reviews 170 reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 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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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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