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St Nikolai Memorial

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Str. 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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This is 5 euro each to visit but this allows you to go up the tower. You can spend as much Tim as you like going though the musiam. The tower is a poor view as there scaffolding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester Uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The memorial offers a great view accross Hamburg from the spire of the church with a thought provoking musuem in the crypt of all that remains of the St Nikolai church. Destroyed as part of the British bombing of Hamburg, it is a place everyone should visit. Only 2 euro to use the elevator to the top of the spire... More 

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Manchester Uk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is 5 euro each to visit but this allows you to go up the tower. You can spend as much Tim as you like going though the musiam. The tower is a poor view as there scaffolding in the way by the way it's cold up there to. If you like to just go up the tower it is... More 

Thank Bryansid
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the moment there's lots of work going on with the building so it was not the best time to visit. The museum/memorial below the old church is open as normal and was interesting though.

Thank mcglassa
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the crypt and saw the exhibition and video (ask the lady at the ticket booth and she will put it on for you) and my-oh-my, no punches are pulled: large photos of not only Hamburg but also Coventry and Warsaw after the bombings. The whole thing is very moving and we were glad we saw it. Even... More 

Thank Herbertwesthead
Schwaz, Austria
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

The church reminds me of the dome in cologne based on the architectural style. However, they are restoring it at the moment so you were not able to enter it. But in front of the church you will find parts of the old church which was bombed during world war II and this is worth a look!

Thank halloman
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed March 11, 2017

This gloomy church stands in its ruins, as the result of the bombardment of Hamburg in WWII. The destruction of the church was wisely made into a memorial. The big tower of the church is still being built and can be accessed by an elevator (2 Euros a ticket), but as it was a cloudy and windy day, we skipped... More 

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, the tower can't be seen as it under reconstruction. There is still access to the tower (2 €). The view, however, is pretty poor due to scaffolding.

Thank Allan K
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The story boards about the bombing of Hamburg and the destruction wrought are quite moving and don't gloss over the responsibility of the German people for their part in WW2. In some way's I'm surprised that St. Nikolai isn't twinned with Coventry Cathedral, both being the visible products of madness across Europe at the time. Unfortunately the scaffolding for the... More 

Thank William K
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

Found this place when walking around and so glad we did, we bought a ticket for the lift up the spire which was good but it was cloudy day and lots of scaffolding restricting view(this is explained before you buy so no problem with this) will be a great view on clear day when all the scaffolding is down, The... More 

Thank adam b
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I felt fortunate to stumble across this museum while wandering the streets of Hamburg. It is in the crypt of a church destroyed by the 1943 firestorm. It's bilingual English/German and it thoughtfully tells the harrowing story of the 1943 raids. A terrible history and another reminder that war makes no distinction between military and civilians. A must see if... More 

Thank Paige R

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