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St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • A church with a very high tower and you can see many parts of Leipzig. Inside, it is quite simple. Laso altar there is a very large and thick columns but without any decoration. The crystals are very colorful and depict various religious scenes. They were quite restorados.
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  • Was very impressed with the atmosphere - here you have the feeling that the Church is not only a historical object, but that she also currently is an important part of the Leipzig really. Through the facilities, she seems very friendly and remembered like the political importance.
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  • Very beautiful church with a beautiful interior and a beautiful design of ceiling and Palm stocks and beautifully simple and harmonious color scheme. Here you can feel a lively parish with much Evangelical and political past and present that is evident in the Interior in many current projects.
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  • nice white interior. a place to visit in Leipzig
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  • Nice architecture.
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  • A most remarkable church, with an inspiring and deeply-moving history. Make sure you listen to a Bach concert in this church. Bach composed for this instrument, and it shows. The church is the soundbox for the organ, and projects the music inwardly. Each note and chord on the organ sets a different part of your body vibrating. Bach, in other words, plays you. Incomparable. Also noteworthy is the cross nail from Coventry, although what was made out of the remarkable gesture of this gift is rather mundane, but that, too, is part of this church's combined conservative and revolutionary history. The Nikolaikirche is a must-see, but spend some time, sit down, let it soak in. Then drive three hours and visit that other monument to reunification, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, and see what a similar space can be when it hasn't been filled with human resonance yet.
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