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If you are into age-old architecture, then go here. Construction of St. Nicolas church started in... read more

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St Nikolai Church is a large brick gothic church in Wismar modeled after French cathedrals. It is... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2019
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An der Nikolaikirche, Wismar, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This church is the only one out of three that came out of World War II nearly undamaged – unlike the two other Gothic churches of the city. A masterpiece of Late Gothic architecture in Northern Europe, it’s also the largest of its kind. Inside...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into age-old architecture, then go here. Construction of St. Nicolas church started in 1290! The walls are towering. There are fascinating things to see inside and outside this place. Wonderful setting. The pictures speak to the worth-while outing to this 730 year...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

St Nikolai Church is a large brick gothic church in Wismar modeled after French cathedrals. It is impressive both inside and out. We were impressed with the high ceilings (37 meter / 121 feet high nave), spiral pulpit, many artifacts, two pipe organs and much...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

Didn't expect to find such an interesting church in small Wismar, pleasantly surprised. Dating from 14th century, there is no lack of interesting sacred objects. There were lots of explanatory notes, but mostly in German. Easily the highlight of our visit to Wismar!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

an impressive church with an interesting history. Brick built the interior holds lots of surprises and delights' for architecture lovers

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Church of St Nicholas built between the 14th and 15th centuries in the Gothic style. Its brick vault is the second highest right after the one of St. Mary's in Lubeck

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

Maybe a few interesting bits: - St. Nikolai started of as a church for sailors and fishermen - construction started end of 14th century - 2nd highest brick basilica in the world - the middle nave is with 37m the 2nd highest in Germany -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

We visited this church as part of our tour in Wismar. This church was unique in that that there was much more pink in the columns and walls offset against the white and black. The pink was just beautiful and added a nice dimension to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Typical German brick architecture from the 14th century. Second highest brick basilika int the world. On the UNESCO World heritage list and well worth a visit. Organ case particularly beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The staff were justifiably proud of this very special house of worship. I believe construction started in the 12th century and it is in remarkable condition given the damage from the war and government neglect until reunification. Of particular note were the spiral pulpit that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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