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St Nikolai Memorial

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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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Willy-Brandt-Str. 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 371125
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Cheesecake35
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank ewakoguc
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Charl0tte01
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank CalvinB90
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum and memorial that is well presented. You also have to take the lift to the top to get a magnificent view of the city!

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mollie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ShaineA25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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.

Thank Paul A
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Stephen W
11 April 2018|
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Response from Yves v | Reviewed this property |
Having myself a grand child of 10, I think the Church is not really interesting for him, it's just going to the top and going to see the view.
Stephen W
11 April 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
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
Jamie P
11 January 2018|
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Response from Pamela W | Reviewed this property |
About an hour would do it.