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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 9605270
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Bach to the beginning

Grand and dark as churches go. Many visitors are drawn here, as the town honors Bach. A must see for this town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Grand and dark as churches go. Many visitors are drawn here, as the town honors Bach. A must see for this town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The outside was a bit off putting so thought this would be a disappointment but amazing ceiling. There was a guided talk but it was only in German so no use to me. Leaflet for 20c helped a bit to appreciate the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very unusual interior. Also a very interesting local history. We were fortunate to have a local guide who gave us a personal story of his experiences here during the cold war. Very glad we stopped in here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We happened to be visiting Leipzig during the 2015 Bach Festival, and were lucky enough to be able to purchase tickets for an organ concert in Nikolaikirche (only 11 Euro per ticket!). This is a beautiful old church, with wonderful acoustics and an amazing pipe organ. And this is a church in which Bach performed and composed. The history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have the opportunity to go to several concerts. They have a long tradition of music (among others Bach was there) and it was really nice!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We travelled from Australia and went to five concerts at various venues in Leipzig during the Bach Festival (Bachfest) in June 2015. One of the venues was this church. I feel that I must tell non-Europeans about what they can expect. If you expect to see the performers, as you would in a concert hall, you will be disappointed. Hearing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beauty and Light dominate the churches interior and ethos. The simple and stunning emulation of the natural world thru the palm capitals and simple pallid pillars takes ones breath away and then to hear of the pivotal political role this "House of God" played in peaceful changeover from GDR make it , as was said b4, a must visit. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I would visit this church and the square next to it. These places both hold a lot of history about the Peaceful Revolution and the end of communism/East Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The exterior might lead one to expect a rather dark, "old" and dignified interior. However, the sanctuary is bright with a surprisingly lively feeling. Wonderful columns with the most amazing capitals. We heard two performances in this space and both were inspiring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Unlike many catholic cathedrals you generally see in Europe, this Lutheran church is a little different. The architecture and paintings inside are very different than general cathedrals. Definitely worth a visit

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Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 9605270
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig>  > Zentrum
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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