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Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 9605270
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Bach played the organ here and was music director

Beautiful plastel pink and green and Frederick Roccoco using designs from nature. A must see. No admission charge. You may hear organ being played. Back was director here and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful plastel pink and green and Frederick Roccoco using designs from nature. A must see. No admission charge. You may hear organ being played. Back was director here and at St. Thomas church where he ran famous boys choir

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The roof is quite different from other churches I have seen before: It has some sort of leaves made of plaster on top of the columns, is very beautiful. And the altar has nice old paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The ceiling is something so unique, so beautiful. This is also the church Luther preached in. Ask for a visit to the private chapel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We did an organ concert there and it was really nice. Stayed right across the road, which was fabulous, Motel One. Great Indian restaurant down the road. (just off the road)

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Beside Thomaskirche, Nikolaikirche is known as a place where premiere of JS Bach's St John Passion took place (and opposite the old St Thomas School where Richard Wagner was a former pupil). Striking green colour interior and fine acoustic - would love to perform JS Bach's music there one day...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Luther preached here in 1539, but although the pulpit is known as the Luther pulpit it is unlikely he ever used it. The interior is really beautiful, with delicate shades of pink and green with wonderful fluted columns which have become a symbol. Bach auditioned for his position at St Thomas's here. When he took up the position he played... More 

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Plumley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Really worth a visit the only church I have ever been in that was mostly white including the benches. It has a historical background

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I attended the Palm Sunday service here and it was brilliant to be worshipping in a church which had been so central to the events of 1989. Very welcoming, children involved in the service, loved the real donkey (!!) but also the fact we went out as a congregation and sang in the town at different points. Cannot speak German... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is where it all started, the movement that swept aside communist dictatorship and finally changed the map of Europe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not very pretty on the outside, but beautiful inside. Its recent claim to fame is that it was the location where the "peaceful revolution", leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, took place. A must to visit.

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