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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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  • One of the few monuments not destroyed by air strikes. However, you need to take into account, that for quite a long period he served as storage capacity. Does not have an extravagant design-known from many Catholic Temple. But the good mood and a mute function distinguishes this church from St. Stephen's Cathedral, among others. Bartholomew.
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  • The interior of the Church is the same style of other that are in close proximity and the organ is very beautiful.
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  • The old church of St. Nicholas, right on the Römerberg, is characterized by the color white with dark slate roof top and tapered tower with carillon bells that 40 traditional German plays music twice a day. Late Gothic 1200 is now assigned to the Protestant worship.
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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.