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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

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Address: Roemerberg 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 69 292449
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This historic cathedral served as the church for local leaders from the...

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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It's a church. Nothing special when measure on the scale of European churches and cathedrals. Exterior makes for a nice Frankfurt photo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2016
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

is a peaceful place, with some colourful stained glass.it is not very big, but it has a nice design, and it is free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worth a visit. We were especially lucky because a rehearsal for a Telemann cantata was taking place and we sat in for 20 minutes enjoying it. The church looks out on to a square with other attractive old buildings and is also near Goethe's house and the river Main.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a peaceful rest in a fast day in Frankfurt. It is not as fancy as many churches but this one touches you in your interior room for peace. Makes a beautiful icone of the roemer playz together with the fountain of justice and the city hall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth while a detour. The interior is breathtaking and has been restored in a very gentle way with respect for the past with a contemporary touch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

It's a church. Nothing special when measure on the scale of European churches and cathedrals. Exterior makes for a nice Frankfurt photo.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice little church that is worth a good visit. Very simple design and decor. A good place to sit and reflect on things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

A smallish gothic church that blends in really well with the buildings surrounding Romerberg in Frankfurt's old town. Unlike the St. Batholomew"s Cathedral close by, it is the kind of down to earth and cozy place of worship that would not elicit wows from visitors whether it is the facade or the interior. However, it's presence makes Romerberg picture perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The Alte Nikolaikirche or Old Nicholas church is a 15th century Lutheran church built on the site of an earlier chapel. The pretty church looks like it's straight out of a fairy tale. It's not very big but is just the right size to go with the surrounding buildings in Roemerberg square. It has a very pretty setting opposite the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This church is absolutely beautiful! Visited here when they had a musical...beautiful architecture and location is walking distance form hotels, shops, river cruise, and restaurants. Must see and spend some time with locals in the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

As it is also a "new" church, as it was reconstructed, with all the other buildings around Römer, you can have very good photos with the whole Römer. Inside nothing special.

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