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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 9605270
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The Church where the German Reunification was Born...

In October 1989 this Church hosted prayers and gatherings of concerned East Germans as they hoped for reunification of East and West. Meetings grew in the weeks that followed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In October 1989 this Church hosted prayers and gatherings of concerned East Germans as they hoped for reunification of East and West. Meetings grew in the weeks that followed and in Nov. 1989 the Wall Came Down. All started here. Very humbling and historical. Good luck and enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exquisite interior in white green, old soft pink and gold. Capital columns with green fronds are stunning. This is where the revolution of he 1980's began so the building has great resonance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Nikolaikirche is a must during your Leipzig stay. You can reach it good by food from the central station. No entrance fee is required. There are information leaflets free of charge in several languages.

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Rottnest Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

A must visit if you are in Leipzig. As with most churches it has a wealth of amazing history and architecture. Sebastian Thomas Bach was the musical director of the church and several of his works were premiered here. The church was also the scene for the "monday demonstrations' these peaceful gatherings eventually lead to the revolution that brought about... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Historic church. Place of silent demonstration against DDR in 1989.. Interesting but not very fancy rather unstylish.

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Bad Pyrmont, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The eyes are immediately drawn to the ceiling. The light colours of the pillars and walls and the white pews are beautiful. This is much different to many other churches we have seen and a must-see in Leipzig. We were fortunate enough to hear the mighty organ. What a sound! It gives you goose bumps all over! But they close... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Are you a architecture junkie? If so St. Nicholas' church is where you need to be! It is truly an awe-inspiring site. I attended mass there, albeit only for a few minutes, but the sound resonating from this church was incredible! A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great to read about role of this church community in peace and candle procession.Beautiful building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

beautiful church, and a rather emotional experience standing so close to the great composer's (JS Bach) remains

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Don't go to Leipzig without stopping by the Nikolaikirche! A huge, gorgeous church with intricate architectural details and a cute, quaint gift shop.

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