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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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  • Lots to see and experience at NikolaiKirche! I loved the artefact draws and mini exhibitions throughout the church turned museum. I definitely recommend going up to the organ balcony and taking a mome...  more »
  • The San Nikolás Church is the oldest church in Berlin. It is located in Mitte, the eastern part of Central Berlin. The area around the Church is known as St. Nicholas ' Nicholas quarter ' and is an area of restored medieval buildings. The Church was built in the 13th century, and is together with the Church of our Lady at Alexanderplatz not far away, the oldest church in Berlin. Although not seen it on the inside, well worth the reach it and explore the surrounding area...
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  • Stuffed with enjoyable baroque monuments (it is effectively the burial church of the early Brandenburger elite) and some very good or at least interesting paintings, one of them showing the church as ...  more »
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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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