Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)

Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche)
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This historic cathedral served as the church for local leaders from the 15th century on and today serves as the home of a Lutheran congregation.
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Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
How to get there
  • Dom / Römer (Cathedral / city hall) • 2 min walk
  • Hauptwache • 6 min walk
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This church is located near the touristy area of Frankfurt, Romer Square. It’s very beautiful and well worth your time to visit.
Written 14 May 2024
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,752 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This church was built on the site of the old Staufen chapel in 1290, For a long time it was in the shadow of the cathedral as a daughter church of the monastery of St. Bartholomew, but gradually its importance for Frankfurters grew in parallel with the growing importance of Roemerberg in relation to the Cathedral Square. The construction of new altars and the reconstruction of the church was already at the expense of the citizens of the city and the city council. All this stopped with the Reformation, in which Frankfurt sided with the Protestants. In 1530, Catholic Mass and church services in Frankfurt were abolished. The Church of St. St. Nicholas was closed, the altars were demolished in 1543. After the Peace of Augsburg in 1548, the cathedral was returned to Catholics, and the Nikolaikirche remained closed for services and was used as an archive, warehouse and God knows what else... After more than a century and a half, the Nikolaikirche was re-consecrated in 1721 after restoration as an evangelical one. Actually, this can be seen from the modest interior. The church looks about the same as in the XVI century. Surprisingly, the terrible British bombing of 1943-44, which turned almost the whole of Frankfurt into ruins in general and the Old City in particular, did not affect the church much. Only the roof burned down, which is not much in terms of the scale of destruction of other buildings. So the church is the little that remains of the real old Roemerberg.
Written 6 December 2023
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Sam3314
Derby, UK2,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The protestant church in Frankfurt central square. Open well into the evening. Fairly plain inside but decorative outside. Opportunity to light a candle
Written 22 July 2023
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AymanPhD
United States2,042 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
At the heart of Frankfurt, this wonderful church goes back to centuries ago. It’s beautiful and so unique in its atmosphere. Visit and voice a prayer.
Written 25 May 2023
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye3,579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
It is located at the heart of the old town. It is very beautiful and peaceful. There is no exaggeration at all. If you are in old town make sure you spend couple of minutes.
Written 13 May 2023
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tripsandfood55
London, UK4,458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Situated in Altstadt. A typical late Gothic building, with the first chapel being built in the mid-12th century and the current being built in the mid-15th century (tower with levelled roof and a balcony were added)

The church has a double aisle hall with a high Gothic choir and 51 bells. 4 are used for peals and 47 are used for carillons.

The church sustained only minor damage in WW II (One wall damaging the 19th century organ), so most of what you see is original.

It is free to enter and worth a quick stop and picture if your in the area.
Written 8 January 2023
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Solodam J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands34,941 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We left the christmas market on the Roemerberg and we came accross the door of the church and decided to stop for a while. What a big different!. After being amongst hunderds people outside, inside was totally quiet and peacefully.
Written 30 November 2022
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,057 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a cute little church that's worth visiting as you'll be at some point in Romer square where it sits. It's pretty and quaint without being exceptional in any way and has a lovely altar with large stain glass windows with modern brickwork pillars inside.
Written 6 October 2022
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany1,114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The church is famous for the sound of its bells. The inside is not particularly worth a visit, but its 47-bell Glockenspiel can be enjoyed 3 times a day.
Written 19 June 2022
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shchristy
Ridgeland, MS263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were lucky enough to be able to catch a couple of music concerts here. They give regular concerts every Tuesday and certain days of every month. Glorious sound and great acoustics! You couldn't hear a Peep from the busy square!
Written 1 June 2022
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