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Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt

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#6 of 20 in Historic Sites in Frankfurt
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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  • August 13, 2017
    It is a church, small and very well maintained, late Gothic style, which was the imperial Chapel. Abroad, it has some interesting sculptures.
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  • August 6, 2017
    This is a nice little church. Not something that pops out, simple yet beautiful. That touches, the silence the beautiful stained glass. Just the ordinary is here. Friendly and hospitable people also in dr church you on some small but nice details.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The Church are located in Romer square, where all surrounded by German style buildings and culture. we can enjoy all the ambiance of German classics together with local foods on the restaurant on the ...  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

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