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St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg
(4.1/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Actually we not have seen it in its entirety, since the tower was completely surrounded by scaffolding, are returning it to restore by... bufff not remember how many times. Church destroyed in the bombardments of the second world war and restored, but with the fire of 1842 returned to destroy it, but not before alerting citizens that a wildfire was spreading. The fire started close to this church, and hot air made move the bells started ringing without that nobody touched them, it helped that people woke up and realized of which came you over. After this fire only was practically the Tower, which can be accessed since it has a viewpoint, nor do we use it because the day was very cloudy and we would not appreciate much the landscape.
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  • The ruins of this church are a memorial to the bombing during the war. In the crypt is an exhibition about the bombing and the ensuing firestorm. There are few reminders of the war in Hamburg except o...  more »
  • St. Nikolai commemorates the world war and the destruction of the city of Hamburg. At that time was the city of ausgebommt, this monument is of importance.
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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.