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St Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg

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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hamburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • St. Nikolai Memorial are ruins of an old church with a bell tower, where you can go up and see very beautiful views of Hamburg and surroundings.IN the bell tower now there is a carillon with some bell...  more »
  • The Germans correctly did that after the war left the dilapidated St. Nicholas as a reminder of the horrors of war. Looks Grand.
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  • This particular Church is rebuilt after many burning and bombing in the second world war. In the crypt is now a museum about the impressive history of the Church and Hamburg. Only the 147 meter high tower is still where you can up with an elevator, an experience in itself! A must if you want to see the history of Hamburg and you get a beautiful view of the city at present. The museum is well worth it for more depth. (we were there on 13 February 2018, not affected by scaffolding oid, just go!)
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  • This is such a profound experience, you can't help be taken back by the history and the hard facts of what happened both to instigate the air raid on Hamburg (leading to the destruction of this landmark and so many others in Hamburg), but also the pain and anguish that the war and related periods brought upon all of the human race! A must visit, as its a sobering experience. If heights bother you then don't worry, the lift is not a requirement.
  • The trick here is to look for the big Museum sign taking you downstairs. There is a fascinating museum dedicated to the bombing of Hamburg there that actually angered me in a way I didn't expect at all. I felt awful for the Germans. I felt angry at them too! How could they do that to the Jews!! How could the British kill so many innocents, left by the Germans to die horrible deaths! How could the Germans fight this story from being told?!? Needless to say the memorial made a lasting impression ( it's in German and English) . On top of that, the history of the church and elevator ride to the top was breathtaking too. All round worth the visit!
  • Quick lift up to (almost) the top of the steeple of the church. Small viewing platform. Naturally a restricted view as the tower tapers, so photos somewhat compromised. €5.
  • Very interesting place to visit and great to be in a glass lift to get to the top. Interesting history behind the monument - definitely worth €5
  • Great place. The elevator in the tower is a little bit scary. Important historical building.
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