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St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

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Admire a late Romanesque wooden crucifix, the oldest piece of art in the city, at St. Nicholas Church. Built in the 12th century and enlarged in the 16th, the church blends Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Marvel at the interior's mighty columns (designed to resemble palms) and ornamental ceiling. Admire the 30 paintings by Leipzig local Adam Friedrich Oeser. The church rose to fame in 1989 during the Monday Demonstrations' peaceful protests against communist rule. Make St. Nicholas Church a centerpiece of your Leipzig vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Leipzig holiday planner.
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The Altstadt, or Old Town, district is full of hotels that offer immediate access to major sites and cafes. The Eastern and Southern districts are a reflection of the town's rich literary history and also provide easy access to the main tourist sites. Accommodations in the Northern district are more affordable and have easy access to the Gohliser Schlösschen palace and the city zoo.
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  • This is a significant place for all sorts of reason. Martin Luther preached here numerous time, Bach played here at least monthly, and protests against the Berlin wall centered here. The church is fre...  more »
  • A beautiful church with connections to Bach (of course) beautiful interior, medieval side chapel and a chapel which is a mini-museum of the 9 October 1989 in which the church's pastor and congregation...  more »
  • Just pop in and have a look around, its gorgeous !!! It costs nothing to get in and can be walked around in 15 minutes. Don't miss Bach's grave near the altar.  more »
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  • Rich in history, yet well preserved little church building. The place responsible for the reunification of Germany.
  • Nice church, but during my visit there was a holy mess, so do check the schedule if you wsnt to see The church inside.
  • stunning white interior
  • Nice to pray
  • Beautiful church in the middle of the beautiful whereabouts!