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Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4934 19605270
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Over 900 years of history

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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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!

Thank Rachael P
Temple Sowerby, United Kingdom
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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Bob S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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 September 29, 2016 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.

Thank Shelley P

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