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St. Nicholas Church

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Address: Nikolaikirchplatz, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 24002162
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The church was the setting for the 1307 agreement uniting Berlin's two...

The church was the setting for the 1307 agreement uniting Berlin's two original settlements, Berlin and Cölln.

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Lovely building in a lovely area

We visited the area surrounding this lovely twin spired building at night so did not manage to see inside. It is a very nice building and the surrounding area is worth a visit.

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Glasgow, Scotland
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the past two days we explored locally at Alexander Platz, including the restored St. Mary's Church, the towering TV Tower that can be seen for kilometres--no wonder Germany has great internet with a tower like that--and the excavation for an extension of the subway network, including an explanation of how they freeze the ground with liquid nitrogen, then bring... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a chance to visit a remmnant of old Berlin dating back to 1220. The Communists did a good job restoring it in the 1980s. The church is now a museum. The area around is near the river and has several charming micro breweries.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

St Nicholas Church if a simple but beautiful church. It is a good place to relax and have a way through your thoughts.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited the area surrounding this lovely twin spired building at night so did not manage to see inside. It is a very nice building and the surrounding area is worth a visit.

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Bangor, N.I.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Like a previous reviewer, we were not overenthused with Berlin. A big, sprawling industrial city with endless building work going on. Nikolaiviertel, the oldest Quarter in Berlin, was the exception, and the church, now a museum, was amazing. The interior is beautiful and the exhibits were fascinating. I just wish we'd had time to use the audiotape ( included in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

The one thing about Berlin is that it's not a pretty city. I was really surprised by just how much of it was destroyed during the Second World War and, therefore, how modern much of the city is. This church (now museum) is an exception. It's a nice piece of history that gives an insight into what Berlin must have... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nickolaikirche or St. Nicholas Church is the oldest of the churches in Berlin, from the early 13th Century. The Nazi government took over the church in 1938 to serve as a concert hall. The church was almost destroyed in WW II, but rebuilt in the 1980's and now is used as a museum. Definitely worth a stop for the architecture.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Although at first glance you believe this to be a church it is in fact a functioning museum as the church stopped servicing as a church in the 1930's. Like the rest of Berlin ,this area and the museum ( church ) were heavily damage during the destruction of WW 2 but was painstakingly reconstructed and the results are stunning.... More 

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north east scotland
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

St Nicholas Church is on the site of the oldest church in Berlin in the center of the recently gentrified area of Nikolaikirch on the banks of the River Spree and a fifteen minute walk from Alexanderplatz. The inside of the church is well worth a look , but it is the outside that is the real interest. Look out... More 

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is oldest church in Berlin, the Nikolaikirche or St Nicholas’ Church. Built close to Berlin’s establishment in the 13th century and like many other buildings in Berlin was destroyed during World War II. Before its destruction, it was the oldest standing structure in Berlin. Its spires are a beautiful backdrop against the Spree.

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The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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