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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum)
49 341 9605270
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Ranked #3 of 75 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

These days and weeks (October 2014), both inside the church and outside there are exhibitions commemorating the 25th anniversary of the protests in 1989 against the communist rule - that had the church as their centre. If in Leipzig, do visit the church and see the exhibitions. It is worth remembering the courage of those people who took to the... More

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Houston, Texas
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73 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It is worth a visit for the historic aspect alone. I am not a big Baroque fan but I did like to overall feel of the church. They say no pictures but people had their cameras out and flashes going strong. It is no cost to enter.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I loved the unusual interior of this church. It's long and famous history made it extra special. It's association with JS Bach and great music made it a must see for me.

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The site where the Leipzigers met which eventually led to the liberation of East Germany and its transcendence to modernity.

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the oldest church in Leipzig but the interior has been redone in neo-classical style. Bach worked here as well as in Thomaskirche but there is an extra element of history here. To the side of the choir is the meeting-room where the Monday Demonstrations were planned which led to the demise of the GDR. Here is where the... More

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Outside service hours, the church is dominated by tourists taking photographs (often of each other!) with their digital cameras, but during services, you are more aware of the spirit of this ancient Christian community, their faith and their continuing relationship with God. The non-German speaker who is familiar with Christian services elsewhere will find that he/she recognises quite a lot... More

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Buffalo, Illinois, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is most associated with the prayers for peace in 1989. It is a beautiful church with wonderful accoustics.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I'm not a church lover, but this ancient church in the centre of Leipzig is light and airy inside and impressive from the outside. It's free to go in as well!

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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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