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St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg
(4.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
St. Nikolai Memorial, once the tallest building in the world, easily attracted the attention of Allied bombers in 1943--and it still lies in partial ruins. A small museum (with English information) about the horrors of the war features images of the building before and immediately after the bombing. Museum admission includes an elevator ride to the top tower, where a viewing gallery overlooks the city. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to St. Nikolai Memorial and many more Hamburg attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • A fascinating review site and memorial dedicated to destruction during WWII bombing. Present panoramic elevator, on a review site. Feature views on Hafen-City and the waters of the Elbe River, the old port and the city. Unfortunately the forest still affect the review.
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  • you can ascend the tower by lift to see the view. However, they are doing work on the tower at the moment and it is covered in scaffolding, so the view is restricted. Museum is well planned and intere...  more »
  • It was a great occasion to imagine the degree of damage of Hamburg during the second World War. It's not worth to buy the tickets for the lift as the tower has been renovated and you can't see a lot f...  more »
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  • An old bombed church. an elevator drives you at the top with panoramic view of the city
  • I liked visiting this place. The St. Nikolai church was destroyed in the second world war and the citizens decided to keep in the same state to show the world how war can do.
  • What a place! Astonishing reminder of war's crimes.
  • Cheap entry, only 2 euros - 1 euro if you are a student. We were here at winter so not much of a view. A lot of construction aswell so didn't see much, but still very cool.
  • A little disappointing.. the Church was slightly below expectations. My family and I had counted on a better and more beautiful experience. The Church did not live up to the website's description.