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Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt

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Religious Site
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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  • it was eledgedly built in the 12th century. Nobody knows for sure, it is pretty old, we can be sure of that. Anyway its a nice little, take my word for it, small church next to Frankfurts City Hall, t...  more »
  • Free spot to visit outside of mass times. Right in the heart of the city, with many options for strolling, eating and drinking immediately close by. Nice stained glass and some interesting artefacts t...  more »
  • The docent present gave us the history and lots of details of the original building, renovations, changes - Catholic to Lutheran etc. and knew all the details of the stained glass windows. Very intere...  more »
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  • Beautiful small church with special atmosphere, especially during christmas time!
  • Don't miss visiting here if in Frankfurt. Beautiful church indeed.
  • Nice place to visit.
  • Also a must in Frankfurt, very historical and beautiful!
  • Geschichtsträchtige Kirche mit toller Atompshere.