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Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt

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Relatively small in size but steeped in history, Alte Nikolaikirche was once the church of city leaders and today serves as the home of the local Lutheran congregation. This double-aisle Early Gothic church was mentioned as early as the 13th century, but it is believed that the core of the structure is considerably older. The church is noted for its 47-bell harmonic carillon, Gothic roof gallery, and 14th-century entryway sculptures. Though the substructure of the church's iconic tower was constructed around 1240, the higher stories likely were added during a reconstruction in the 1440s. Throughout the summer months, the church hosts a variety of concerts; visit the official website to see exactly which special events you can attend during your stay. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Frankfurt holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Alte Nikolaikirche and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Where to stay in Frankfurt

Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, and the Main river enclose the heart of the city, an area of activity with a range lodging options. The old section of the Sachsenhausen area is also an epicenter of activity with a range of accommodations; it also offers a vibrant nightlife. For short stay, consider lodging in the Bahnhofsviertel area near the main train station, which provides easy access to the city center and to international train transport.
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  • Didn't even plan on going here, but since it is right there at Romer I walked in. No cost to go in and have a look. Not as impressive as the Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew, but definitely worth going ...  more »
  • This is a rather small church and since it is a Lutheran Church there are not so many icons inside. However is it serene and nice if you want to escape the crowd outisde from a few minutes as it is lo...  more »
  • This church is located in front of the Romerberg, which is the historical market square. The design of this Lutheran church was rather simple. Not very outstanding.  more »
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  • It must seen in the earlier morning when the town is still sleeping . Beautiful small church in very big crowded city.
  • Pretty and classical German church
  • Beautiful small church with special atmosphere, especially during christmas time!
  • Don't miss visiting here if in Frankfurt. Beautiful church indeed.
  • Jürgen Bilko