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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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A Church for Music Lovers

St. Nicholas Kirche is a church for music lovers. It is the final resting place of the bones of J.S. Bach. Richard Wagner was baptized in this church. Shubert and Brahms also have... read more

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Harrogate UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

St. Nicholas Kirche is a church for music lovers. It is the final resting place of the bones of J.S. Bach. Richard Wagner was baptized in this church. Shubert and Brahms also have connections. On Saturdays the Church holds a choir service sung by a mixed boys and adult choir that has been in existence for several hundred years. The... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This large church has been at the centre of the city's history for almost 1000 years. Not only has it been a place of worship, but its role in the peaceful revolution of 1989 is reflected in an exhibition,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The church was started in 1165 and in recent times played a part as the site for peaceful demonstrations against the old East German regime in 1989, commonly credited with beginning the movement that eventually led to reunification of West and East Germanies.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This 11th century church played a pivitol role in the events leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The church itself is beautifully maintained and an exhibition (in German) shows the role the church and the people of Leipzig playedc in the fall of communism.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

An impressive church that contains Bach crypt and a pipe organ that was played by him also! Good place to learn the history of Europe and from the city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Have you spent a month in Europe touring church after church, castle after castle and started to wonder if you will ever remember which is which? Stop at St. Nicholas Church and look up! Lovely and delicate.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Being Evangelical Lutheran this is not an ornate building like so many German churches can turn out to be. Instead the beautiful tall pale columns are topped with the most amazing long, leafy, decorations that curl into the more geometrically shaped roof, providing a wonderful contrast in design. It is the largest and oldest surviving church in Leipzig and home... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

If you love music you must come, sit, and listen to the organ play! It has a very beautiful sound! This is a really neat church! I just sat for 30 minutes listening to the organ and admiring the beautiful architecture inside!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Not as appealing as Thomaskirche but well worth a visit. Bach worked in this church too . Perhaps more important ,prayer gatherings in 1989 became too big for the police to dare to crush and weeks later down came the Berlin Wall

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

As a free attraction this is a splendid place to visit and so much part of the cultural life of Leipzig. The restoration of the building is to a very high standard and all of it accessible. The marble around the altar is particularly spectacular as is the height of the pulpit.

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