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St. Nicholas Church, Berlin

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The twin spires of St. Nicholas Church, the oldest church in Germany's capital, tower above the borough of Mitte in central Berlin. Built between 1220 and 1230, it served as a Roman Catholic church until the Protestant Reformation in 1539. Today, it's owned by the government and used as an ecclesiastical museum and concert hall. Renowned for its acoustics, the church was extensively reconstructed after damage sustained in World War II, and it's now a great place to see the occasional concert. You can also see the religious artifacts that survived the war, along with informational placards detailing their history and significance. Don't forget to look up at the iconic vaulted and multicolored roof. To visit St. Nicholas Church and other attractions in Berlin, use our Berlin vacation planning site .
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  • Lovely area of Berlin and to visit the church is part of the experience but there is a fee to enter the church.  more »
  • Amazing building, hidden in a small square. We arrived too late to go in, but entry is possible. Area around church is frozen in the past.  more »
  • The Church is a beautiful church in the District of the same name. There is now a Museum in it for that, you have to pay admission. The Church is under monumental protection and fits very well in the ensemble of the entire district.
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  • St. Mary's Church: One among the oldest churches in Berlin. It was built in 13th century. Old and famous. Also beautiful In front of the church, the statue of Martin Luther, the reformer, the key figure in Protestant movement
  • Catholic church of the thirteenth century, was taken by the protestants after the revolt unleashed by Martin Luther, and never returned (duty of restitution and repair) to the Catholic Church. At the head of this building (and now also in the Vatican city - times of exchange of the true faith for the politically correct), a statue of the pitiless leader. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro Sancta Ecclesia nobisque peccatoribus.
  • Amazing worship ...beautiful people....never felt more welcome...
  • Amazing church in the hearth of Berlin. Its beauty and architecture make an interesting set together the fountain and the tower when look from distance. The interior is also nice.
  • No homeless people on my visit here in August. Lovely organ display on Friday and Saturday at 1:30. Free admission.

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The Kreuzberg neighborhood near the Oberbaumbrüke bridge is central and full of Berlin icons: street art, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery, and a proliferation of cafes. Friedrichshain is another option with a hip vibe due to the students who congregate at its cafes and galleries. Consider Mitte as a historic home base. Mitte is the area where almost all of Berlin's well-known buildings are located, and it is within walking distance of Alexanderplatz. For a peaceful residential area, try Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf where the streets are lined with boutiques and quiet coffee shops.
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