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Nikolaikirche, Potsdam
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  • Nikolaikirche is a lovely enough church and quite grand in appearance with the look of a mini St Paul's with the large dome. You have to admire the construction and the architecture for the craftsmans...  more »
  • Church Saint-Nicholas - Potsdam wonder neoclassical Jean A. Vachon Ottawa - at Potsdam, in downtown, the first place we stayed last may my wife and I, was the St. Nicholas Church, which dominates the Alter Markt. This imposing monument of late neoclassical style is probably the most beautiful church in Potsdam. Indicate that the neoclassicism is characterized by the will of a return to the sources of the art, as theorists believed to be of ancient origin, in Greek, Etruscan and Roman art. It spread first in architecture with a return to the principles of Vitruvius and imitation of Greek and Roman monuments. This movement aimed at greater simplicity of form is emerging in Europe around 1750 and will peak between 1780 and 1800. The Church is a work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, who designed the plans between 1828-1830. His student Ludwig Persius in directed the construction on the site of a baroque shrine destroyed by a fire in 1795. Furniture and interior decoration date from the 1850s, but all respect the drawings of Schinkel. When we travel, it goes without saying, that temples to exceptional architecture, such as St. Nicholas, there is a strong interest. We admire in the qualities while giving thanks health and the ability to travel, which allows us to go still to discover the wonders of the Earth. Nikolaikirche - Potsdam A Neoclassical Wonder In the center-town of Potsdam, the first place where my wife and I went during our trip in May to Potsdam, Brandenburg, was the church of St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche) that dominates the Alter Markt. This marvelous late neoclassical church is certainly the most remarkable in that city. Neoclassical architecture is a style that began in the mid-18th century. In its purest form, it is a form mainly derived from the buildings of classical greek and roman antiquity. The church plans were drawn by Karl Friedrich Schinkel between 1828-1830. His student, Ludwig Persius, built the church on the site of a baroque sanctuary that had burned in 1795. The furniture and interior decoration date back to 1850, but respect the drawings of Schinkel. During our travels, my wife and I are always amazed by fabulous past architecture such as that observed in St. Nicholas church. We admire these ornate designs and give thanks for the good health and the capacity to discover more wonders of this world!
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  • In any case the small spiral staircase on the Vista roundel rises high. There is a beautiful panoramic view on the city
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  • We start our bike tour right in the historical centre of the city. This is Alter Markt, or the Old Market Square at the heart of Potsdam. Almost all the buildings I saw here is new, rebuilt after the square’s destruction during World War 2. Potsdam is the Versailles of Prussia, a capital that is built a residence of the Prussian Kings and Kaisers. The most obvious landmark within this square is the Nikolaikirche, or St Nicholas’ Church in the background. Potsdam’s vast expanse of palaces and parks are collectively a @UNESCO World Heritage Site. By the way, it’s easy to get here via Germany’s super efficient trains. We were here in less than one hour.
  • Nice to see it restored. Quite gaudy for a non-Catholic church.
  • This church always reminds me of Rome. It has been restored so beautifully. It comes to rest there. Can light a candle. Say a prayer. The Tower visit is an attraction. Great view over Potsdam.
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  • Very nice Cathedral in Potsdam with free admission. Especially the dome is very leg printing.
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  • I recommend this place. In General, Potsdam is a pretty city
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