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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 heart of Leipzig

The church is the heart of Leipzig. The Nikolaiplace is beautiful, there are old buildings. The atmosphere is charming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is the heart of Leipzig. The Nikolaiplace is beautiful, there are old buildings. The atmosphere is charming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St Nicholas is a beautiful baroque church. It is worth a visit for the historic aspect. I did like to overall feel of the church.

Thank Vasile P
Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nikolaikirche doesn't have the musical attraction of its neighbour, the Thomaskirche, but its historical importance as the centre for the popular movement that led to the downfall of the GDR is vividly set out in an exhibition in one of the sanctuary side chapels. Even with only limited grasp of the language, you can follow the story of the... More 

Thank Angela D
Syros, Greece
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very important church beautiful outside lighting .THere was a information toure at 5:oo p.m but it was in German .I wonder if you do not understand the language you dont take the knowelge????

Thank Vicky K
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church with a long musical history. Also saw the changes in East Germany that took place more recently. Book shop has interesting material.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for an inexpensive musical interlude in your trip to Leipzig, this is a lovely experience. The Bach boys choir and orchestra is wonderful. Be sure to arrive early if you want to secure a place as it gets very busy.

Thank Briggsy72
Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice church in the center of town which is famous for the Monday gathering of parishioners praying for the end of the separation of Germany. The inside of the church is particularly attractive with original palm shaped columns of pastel colors

Thank marcopolo111
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Very unique interior color scheme accompanies an exquisite set of interior columns. Highly recommend visiting both Thomas church and Nicholas church.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Being on a guided tour in Germany, I had no idea what to expect when walking to St. Nicholas Church. The exterior of the church wasn't impressive. The interior has been care for very well, which is impressive. But the greatest part of visiting this church is what happened in this church from the late 1970's to 1989. A weekly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Spectacular building to visit when in Leipzig - both the outside facade and the inside columns are well worth a visit - the history of the church is fascinating also.


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