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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 9605270
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Ranked #2 of 71 attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Nicolai Kirche is a welcoming, pretty church. I'm not religious, but I felt very welcomed here. It seemed like it was open to everyone by the services they had advertised. It's also a very important part of Leipzig and the former Eastern Germany's history, so you shouldn't miss it. Inside it's colour scheme is different to your standard church... More

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Miami, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The inside of this church is beautiful with columns that look like palm trees. Be sure to pay attention to the church organ, which is one of the largest ones I have ever seen.

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Cublington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Learn about the history old and recent - how meetings in this beautiful church led to the silent revolution and ultimately the downfall of the Iron Curtain in the '80's. Walk inside and feel the peace and calm, but also the uplifting feeling that it gives you - this really does feel like a magical place.

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서울특별시, 대한민국
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161 reviews 161 reviews
105 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

while I walk around the city I found this place. When I was inside I was quite amazed withe the inside decoration, specially ceiling. There was some special concert, so the organist was practicing her music. That was great opportunity as a tourist to listen to the nice classical music.

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Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lovely church with opera singer. Great location , simple church enjoyed it. Lots of nice restaurants around

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Epping, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Tastefully decorated in pastel shades; changed a lot from Bach's days. Interesting displays on 1989 events

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28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Another fairly unadorned church with magnificent ceilings. Main claim to modern fame is its involvement in the movement the led to the downfall of the former East German regime in 1989/1990.

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