St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), Leipzig

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Religious Site · Historic Site
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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  • A historic must see. This beautiful church is the heart of the city. Lovely inside. There are messages all over for peace and acceptance of all people. This church helped speed up East Germany...  more »
  • This church looks a bit dated from the outside but is vast in size and sits in a small square in a busy pedestrian area. But inside it is truly majestic with its high white pillars topped with its...  more »
  • 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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