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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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  • Do not climb the tower- you cannot see a thing but make sure you go down into the crypt to explore the museum. It is beautiful curated and takes you on a timeline of Hamburg through WW2. They have som...  more »
  • A little piece of calm in the middle of the city. Take some time to visit this bombed out church and reflect on the horrors of WW2 
  • This was what was left from this church, bombed during WWII. There are some boards with information around the tower. The tower is under renovation, at the moment. You can visit it even in the evening...  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.