St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), Leipzig

4.6
#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Leipzig
Admire a late Romanesque wooden crucifix, the oldest piece of art in the city, at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). Built in the 12th century and enlarged in the 16th, the church blends Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Marvel at the interior's mighty columns (designed to resemble palms) and ornamental ceiling. Admire the 30 paintings by Leipzig local Adam Friedrich Oeser. The church rose to fame in 1989 during the Monday Demonstrations' peaceful protests against communist rule. Add St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and other attractions to your Leipzig trip itinerary using our Leipzig trip builder tool.
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  • This church is famous for its part in the resistance to the East German regime in 1988/89. It was a meeting place for the citizens who began the protests that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  more »
  • If you visit the old town, you will see it. The center is not enormous so you can visit the town in 2 days  more »
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  • Nice looking church, unfortunately people inside hold conversations above whispering level, so not a space for something like praying, more of a tourist place.
  • Although there were no English explanations, we visited this historically important church on our way from Berlin to Bamberg, because I was touched by the fact that through their Monday prayers God reunified Germany. I hope God does the same for Korea.
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