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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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TripAdvisor
  • Nice, small, it is worth visiting, quiet place to sit and watch the content history of the place.
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  • The best located in the Römerberg, the most beautiful square of Frankfurt. Beautiful on the outside, austere on the inside. Not essential to your visit.
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  • We were visiting the Church of St. Nicholas when kids were doing a small theater. The interior is very simple, but interesting to visit.
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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.