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St. Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg

(4.1/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Unfortunately, the tower can't be seen as it under reconstruction. There is still access to the tower (2 €). The view, however, is pretty poor due to scaffolding.  more »
  • The story boards about the bombing of Hamburg and the destruction wrought are quite moving and don't gloss over the responsibility of the German people for their part in WW2. In some way's I'm surpris...  more »
  • Passes for a church, but it is a Memorial linked to past events. In fact it could be mistaken for a fart or something. The renovating and, after all, doesn't offer much in particular. Even the climb for the views from the top you can currently avoid since the scaffolding all around for preventing, rather than partially, the view.
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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.