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St. Nikolai Memorial is Hamburg’s most important memorial dealing with the war and its dictatorship during 1933-1945. The original main church was destroyed in the air raids on Hamburg in 1943. In the church ruins a museum reminds us of the...more
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At first I thought I was going to visit a nice church (I notice the beautiful bell tower so I was drawn toward the place). Then I noticed it was the ruin of a church, that was bombarded and destroyed during WWII, and these are...More
As you can read in the invite to the exposition “British and US have bombarded Hamburg” but no word of an explanation about how that started with Nazi!!
Presenting Germany as a victim
I felt so bad, that I went straight away, with tears in...More
The Nikolai church is situated in a very nice environment. Is it really a different part of Hamburg. To climb the tower you have the choice between a lift and the stairs. The price is equal. There is even an extra stop with the lift...More
If you like a little bit of history it is well worth a visit. Most of the signs are in German and English and use a lot of historical photos of the area. Cost is €5 to go up in the lift. Well worth it...More
What an amazing memorial! I got a brief history of this former church on a walking tour. I went back the next day and bought the ticket for the view from the top and the underground museum. The glass lift to the top was beautiful...More
This church was destroyed during the Allied Bombing of Hamburg and now stands as a memorial to the fallen of WW2, you can ascend the former bell Tower, and there is also a museum in the form Crypt
There are great views from the top...More
Beautiful remains of gothic church. You can take a fast elevator ride to the top and see the entire city of Hamburg. It’s breathtaking and an inexpensive way to learn more about the rich history of Hamburg. You can also have a guided tour, if...More
It is a memorial now that has a museum underneath its remennant floor. A glass lift has been installed in the spire and one gets a 360 degree view of Hamburg. However, the memorial museum attests to the futility of war and how everyone suffers....More
All that is left is the tower as a memorial to WW11. Take the lift to the top and get a 360 of the city, great views. Afterwards visit the crypt where you can learn all about the war and how it affected this city.
I'm sure your son will enjoy the trip to the top and spectacular views over the city. The museum highlights the war years and the terrible bombing the city endured. I found it interesting if only to highlight the futility of... More
I'm sure your son will enjoy the trip to the top and spectacular views over the city. The museum highlights the war years and the terrible bombing the city endured. I found it interesting if only to highlight the futility of war and it's effects on the innocent.