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St Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg

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St Nikolai Memorial, once the tallest building in the world, easily attracted the attention of Allied bombers in 1943--and it still lies in partial ruins. A small museum (with English information) about the horrors of the war features images of the building before and immediately after the bombing. Museum admission includes an elevator ride to the top tower, where a viewing gallery overlooks the city. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hamburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • We spent a couple of hours in the basement museum section and found it and the accompanying film interesting and poignant. The carillon and the elevator to the spire were pleasant experiences.  more »
  • This is an historic place which is a great example of what war does to all of us. The church was destroyed in the Second World War by allies airplane bombings and the site was kept like it is to...  more »
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  • Visit this place it has great historical significance for all Europeans. Make sure to visit both the high bell tower and the crypt museum. The entrance ticket is shared between the two and is reasonably priced. Bonus view from the top if you catch a sunny day.
  • I don't regret paying for the lift, though with the construction scaffolding and dreary weather we didn't see very much while up in the tower. There are a few plaques and pictures. You can still get an idea of the original construction, with the ornate details and gargoyles. I'd recommend saving for a sunnier, brighter time if you can.

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