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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 75 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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Turgi
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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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Friendship, Arkansas
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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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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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