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Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

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Address: Roemerberg 11, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 69 292449
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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This church which in some ways is more chapel than church is right of the Romer plaza and is well worth a stop. It was the first church I visited on my recent trip to Frankfurt... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This church which in some ways is more chapel than church is right of the Romer plaza and is well worth a stop. It was the first church I visited on my recent trip to Frankfurt and reminded me off the the awe I have experienced going from church to church even when the church is simple and basic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frankfurt is not a very old city, but the inner part, the old town is beautiful to see. I really liked the colours of the buildings, as well as the sharp tower of the church. This church is in the main square, so once you get there it is very easy to walk around and discover the most important parts... More 

Thank Pe M
Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located at Römerburg Platz...a popular town square popular with locals and tourists alike, St. Nikolas Kirche is a nice example of 13th century German technology...well appointed and photogenic. Take a look inside, you'll be surprised.

Thank Larry M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This little church located at the Römerberg square can be seen by any visitor coming to the heart of old Frankfurt. Though first built in the 12th century, its looks are predominantly of 15th. And, amazingly, it was little damaged during WWII. Sadly, it was closed when I visited, so I did not see its interiors, but even outside it... More 

Thank acorna
Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice church right in the main tourist part of the city. It's not real big but it's nice. It's small enough that you won't spend much time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This delightful little Protestant [Lutheran] church is in the old part of the city and unlike the buildings on its left was not badly damaged during WW II. The interior exhibits simple beauty and is not highly ornamented. I was surprised how small it was inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Nicholas Church is basic and unadorned ... which I personally think makes it a pleasant change from the opulent churches and cathedrals that are spread across Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Lovely little basic church in the heart of old Frankfurt. It's worth stopping in and taking a look around, though it's not must-do. It dates from the mid-15th Century.. and was mostly spared during the bombing of WWII despite the surrounding area being pretty much obliterated. Check it out. No admittance fee.

Thank ClintPage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Stands well and has an impressive interior. Well worth the visit. Don't just walk past you can spend a good 30 mins inside this building.

Thank Chris P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Pretty little church on the corner of the Fankfurter Romer square Not much to see inside in truth - small seating area, pulpit and some nice stained glass Very plain - like many German churches I am realising

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