St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)

St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Zentrum
How to get there
  • Leipzig Central Station • 9 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,283 reviews
Excellent
780
Very good
422
Average
73
Poor
6
Terrible
2

Hilda E
Akureyri, Iceland73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Absolutely beautiful on the inside but outer exterior is very simple. Big humidifiers inside with a constant buzz but a lovely atmosphere never the less.... a must see for old church lovers like me 😊
Written 26 February 2020
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James S
Sitges, Spain7,739 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
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 falling and the reunification of Germany. Lovely violin player outside.
Written 2 September 2021
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Built in 1165, this church is related to two important events in the history.

The first, from 1723 and 1759, Bach was appointed as “director musices (music director)" of this church. Many of his works were premiered here.

The second, the “Prayers for Peace” of this church In autumn of 1989 turned into a peaceful demonstrations, and then made a significant contribution to Germany's reunification.

The interior of the church is elegantly beautiful. The pillars end up in palm-like flourishes, so called “palm capitals”. I’ve never seen such pretty interior in churches.
Written 28 November 2017
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Onni L
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
If you are into churches than this is the place to visit. I believe they might host mass on Sunday so that might be also interested to attend.
Written 27 July 2023
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rotling
Germany123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The St. Nicholas Church is not only stunningly beautiful, it was the center of the peace movement in Leipzig from May 1989 to bring down the DDR. The Stasi had said they were prepared for many things, but not prayer and candles. This site is a moving piece of recent history. Don't miss it.
Written 3 January 2008
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scouse1941
807 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
St. Nicholas has a special place in Leipzig and in Germany. It was one of the focul points of peaceful demonstration against the Communist rule in post-war Germany and was instrumental in bringing about the collapse of that regime.

I was unable to visit the Church last May because some 'Prince guy', Charles, I think, had the streets closed off in order to visit. I had no trouble visiting this time. It was busy and the square was hosting a beautiful Christmas Market. The interior is beautiful but check with the side office/shop before taking photographs, there is a small fee required.
Written 24 December 2019
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Bruce F
Stoke-on-Trent, UK96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 this was also provided in English or with a handout in different languages. There is also a coffee shop available within the church.
Written 16 August 2018
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RickBrz
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
It is a beautiful historical church, specially for Bach´s lovers! The interesting thing is the light and calm colors inside it.
Written 14 March 2014
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beentheretooo
Newport Beach, CA423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Couples
This church is important in the history of East Germany's downfall. A visit freshens the memory of that time. Plus the church interior itself is magnificent and a must see.
Written 19 September 2013
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roberciku
London, UK204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
This church was the focal point of the gathering of the people in the days and months running up to the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989, so its symbolic value is immense. There is also a big photographic frieze of the events of that year in the Motel One lobby opposite. An amazing gothic style structure right in the centre of Leipzig, it's a must see.
Written 31 July 2013
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