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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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Sit and Listen

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Temple Sowerby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are of certain age and could recall the days when Germany was divided into East and West Germany, 1989 was when the people of East Germany (GDR) rose up against the Commnunist regime and protests. It started here in Leipzig: every Monday evening there was a prayer meeting for peace where congregants discussed issues, and later on they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire interior truly represents the very best of German art and craftsmanship. Indeed the pulpit, the baptismal font and the altar are truly beautiful. But the angel of peace pictured above the altar will be my favourite!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip through town we found ourselves at the Nicholai Church. Great interiors with a beautiful view of the past. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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