Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)
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This historic cathedral served as the church for local leaders from the 15th century on and today serves as the home of a Lutheran congregation.
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Neighborhood: Innenstadt
How to get there
  • Dom / Römer (Cathedral / city hall) • 2 min walk
  • Hauptwache • 6 min walk
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tripsandfood55
London, UK4,458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Situated in Altstadt. A typical late Gothic building, with the first chapel being built in the mid-12th century and the current being built in the mid-15th century (tower with levelled roof and a balcony were added)

The church has a double aisle hall with a high Gothic choir and 51 bells. 4 are used for peals and 47 are used for carillons.

The church sustained only minor damage in WW II (One wall damaging the 19th century organ), so most of what you see is original.

It is free to enter and worth a quick stop and picture if your in the area.
Written January 8, 2023
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,940 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We left the christmas market on the Roemerberg and we came accross the door of the church and decided to stop for a while. What a big different!. After being amongst hunderds people outside, inside was totally quiet and peacefully.
Written November 30, 2022
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Keith H
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This was a very beautiful scene. Classic Architecture like a Disney picture from Its a small world. I certainly suggest taking the subway system then walking the city. It is like finding all these wonderful bread crumbs as you go along.
Written March 1, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The Lutheran Old St. Nicholas Church stands on one side of the main square in Roemerberg and, unlike the replaced buildings around the square, dates back to the mid 15th century, having survived the bombing relatively unscathed. This is not a must see, but the architecture is interesting and there is a very good ambience in this light and airy structure. Well worth popping in as a break from the hustle and bustle of the old town.
Written June 1, 2019
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
A really lovely church to see, primarily because of the context of its setting... It is a lovely square to visit, and the church an important part of its appeal.
Written October 23, 2021
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movieglue
North Wildwood, NJ1,049 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
I visited on a Thursday afternoon, when an informal organ concert was in progress. It’s one of the few evangelical churches in the city. Of the ~ 8 churches I visited in Frankfurt, this one seemed one of the most active, with many flyers of ministries and how to get involved.
Written April 13, 2013
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Steve W
1,203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
this church was excellent and walking around very smart and interesting we walked around and we both found the church very interesting
Written March 8, 2020
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Mina P
Inverkip, UK7,908 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
An old little church dating from 1264, dedicated to St.Nicholas, protector of the seamen. The building's colours match the other old structures of the square. The interior is attractive in its simplicity and very modern.
It's one of those churches that you meet on your way discovering other Attractions. You open the door thinking: Why not? That's how most of the tourists get into this church.
Peaceful atmosphere that offers the chance for a prayer or a relax break in the middle of noisy and always busy Römer square. If the day is very warm, inside the church it is cooler and refreshing.
You don't sacrifice a lot of your precious time. A couple of minutes are enough. And by no means you'll regret it.
Written August 17, 2013
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Jennifer D
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Friends
This church has the most "alive" feeling of Frankfurt's churches, or at least that's how it felt to me.
My friend and I were sitting in Romer Square having peeked inside, and were enjoying a hard-earned glass of apfelwein, when the hour struck and Nikolaikirche's bells began. They rang for AGES in a beautiful melody. Our hearts soured.
I'm not sure what time of the day it was anymore (around lunchtime), so I hope this symphony isn't limited to certain hours of the day, but it was perfection.
It's a wonderful place, if for nothing other than those lovely bells.
Written November 6, 2012
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JennFromTO
Salt Spring Island, Canada616 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Solo
Much smaller than most of the churches you will find tourists go to in Frankfurt, but beautiful - and it's in the Romer square (which you'll most likely go to anyway) so don't miss this!
Written August 8, 2012
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