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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), Leipzig

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Admire a late Romanesque wooden crucifix, the oldest piece of art in the city, at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). 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. Add St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and other attractions to your Leipzig trip itinerary using our Leipzig trip builder tool.
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  • St. Nicholas Church is one of the most historical churches of Leipzig ranging for the period from 12th century and it was turned into a Gothic Hall Church in the 17th Century. The Church is named... 
    St. Nicholas Church is one of the most historical churches of Leipzig ranging for the period from 12th century and it was turned into a Gothic Hall Church in the 17th Century. The Church is named...  more »
  • A historic must see. This beautiful church is the heart of the city. Lovely inside. There are messages all over for peace and acceptance of all people. This church helped speed up East Germany... 
    A historic must see. This beautiful church is the heart of the city. Lovely inside. There are messages all over for peace and acceptance of all people. This church helped speed up East Germany...  more »
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  • Great church and definitely worse a visit but there photography policy inside the church is a joke. You can’t take photos inside without paying 2€ but only there. The Thomas church not far from there is free and you can take as many photos as you want, what a money grab for no real reason.
  • It’s a highly historical place for the German reunification. It’s the place where protests were located and German people in the GDR gathered to stand up against the socialist regime. It’s a must see when in Leipzig! It’s free to visit but 3 Euro for pictures. It’s wonderfully renovated and colourful. Sometimes you even have the possibility to listen to concerts.

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