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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 9605270
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Ranked #1 of 76 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Turgi
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Being aware of the fact that this place is one of the ignition points of the "German Revolution" in 1989 we visited the church this summer. If you want to understand the German history of the last 30 years one has to visit the place. Inside its funny to see the big pillars which ends with a palm tree leafs.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I attended a service on Sunday and as a musician, it was great to experience the role of music within the church service.

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Friendship, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a very nice Church with a great history and a must see while you are in Leipzig. The church is a mixture of different periods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A wonder architecturally & historically. Johann Sebastian Bach's workplace & right opposite the Bach museum. Lovely cafes & square right next to the church.

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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were here as a part of the Bach Festival. It is a good venue for concerts. While sight lines for most seats are pretty good, the concert goer must prepare for the possibility that some views from seats are blocked by pillars and second row seats in the balcony cut off some views. The exterior of the church belies... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you want to learn more about nonviolent resistance and prayerful revolution, this is the place to go. Unlike many churches in Europe, this congregation is still active and has peacefully resisted and prayed through major conflicts in Germany and the world. This church is known for praying the Berlin Wall down and is also a church that Bach played... More

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Woodbridge, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The church is beautiful in it's own right, but history of candlelight prayers that impacted overthrow of Eastern German regime is reason to visit.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lot of tourists makes it a touristic attraction, however it is really worth of visit. The church is nice, pity we couldn't hear the chorals.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A great venue for the Bach festival in June 2014. Bring your camera...quite impressive. Great for choral and instrument concerts. Near the main shopping areas of the city

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montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were there for the Bach Festival and acoustics were good. Seats were not very comfortable but standard church pews. Church is fairly spartan but attractive.

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