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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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  • August 15, 2017
    It was a great look and you have seen a great museum that must the Church was totally destroyed me liked it very well and would watch it again.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is always thought-provoking to visit memorials. Here we experience one of the many tragedies from 2. World War this time is it just "the enemy" who is the victim. A great many, many civilians lost their lives or were injured in Hamburg during the Allied attack in 1943. The fine small museum under the Church shows civilian reports from the days where Hamburg stood in flames. Bla. is an exhibition where people have donated a thing, they have a very special relationship with-we get the story on why exactly this one thing has held so much importance for the giver. Everything is very sober and neutral produced. There is not someone who will be nominated to be neither the good or the evil. Very, very fine. From the church tower there is a fine view of all sides. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Although we didn't go in (you have to pay to go in), one can go up to the top, and get a wonderful view of Hamburg here as well. With lots of building and restoring sites around it, its long spire is ...  more »
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  • Well worth visiting the museum under the church. The view at the top of the tower is still awesome even with the scaffolding!
  • This is an amazing piece of architecture and you have a great view from the top.
  • Another monuments dedicated to peoples' crazyness
  • At this time there is construction happening and so there is no view at the top. It is only one euro to ride the elevator
  • 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.

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