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St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

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Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 4934 19605270
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior of the church was very pink (not my favorite color) with a large pipe organ. The exterior was unimpressive, but next to a nice square.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting interior, but the exterior is quite normal, nothing special. Inside is the right atmosphere.

Thank Zbyněk Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This famous church, built in 1165, ud where Johann Sebastián Bach was the musical director between 1723-50. It is built in the Romanesque style but by the 18th century Baroque elements were added. This church rose to fame in 1989 with the Monday Demonstrations, a...More

Thank DM S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This church played a major historically role as a gathering place and the interior is simply stunning. Columns matching the one outside in the most lovely pastels. Please keep in mind that there are two major churches worth a stop in Leipzig.

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Visited this church on a trip to Leipzig. it was really nice to walk around inside and there is a small room close to the altar which explains the protests in the 1980s. However, these are all in German and it would be useful if...More

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

All churches in Leipzig are nicely restored and worth a visit. In the restored church the bones of J.s.Bach are buried. Mostly outside of the church, student nowadays play his music.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Like St Thomas church, many concerts of the Bach Festival were there too. So good highly recommended to visit and why not ... to pray

1  Thank coni82
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Pink and green marble inside. The tops of the columns were crafted into palm leaves to represent Palm Sunday - all in remembrance of the Quiet Revolution. (One of these columns was also to be found outside in the adjacent square.)

Thank Clive R
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Beautiful , with an amazing History . This Church played an important role in the demonstrations and German reunification . With a very unique and beautiful interior .

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This church was right across from our hotel in the center of Leipzig. Several times we sat outside our hotel and just watched the scene on Augustusplatz and around the church. We went inside while a service was going on so we didn’t get any...More

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