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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Roemerberg 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
69 292449
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As featured in Frankfurt on a budget
Ranked #35 of 129 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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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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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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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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This church has the most "alive" feeling of Frankfurt's churches, or at least that's how it felt to me. My friend and I were sitting in Romer Square having peeked inside, and were enjoying a hard-earned glass of apfelwein, when the hour struck and Nikolaikirche's bells began. They rang for AGES in a beautiful melody. Our hearts soured. I'm not... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Old Nicholas Church is in Roemer Square. It's a tiny church, but it's worth popping inside for a few minutes to see the vaulted ceilings!

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