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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 church was started in 1165 and in recent times played a part as the site for peaceful demonstrations against the old East German regime in 1989, commonly credited with beginning the movement that ...  more »
  • From here, but as well as by other ecclesiastical buildings of the GDR, laid the foundation stone for the reunification. But the architectural and artistic aspect is addressed here
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  • Rustic on the outside, the Church is very beautiful on the inside. Take that you can't photograph (unless you pay an "authorization", and even then may not disclose on the internet). And inform yourself about the facts as the peaceful protests that led to reunification is just a history lesson.
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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.