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St Nikolai Memorial

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Neighbourhood: Hamburg-Altstadt
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Address: Willy-Brandt-Str. 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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Piece of history

This was what was left from this church, bombed during WWII. There are some boards with information around the tower. The tower is under renovation, at the moment. You can visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ana L
Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do not climb the tower- you cannot see a thing but make sure you go down into the crypt to explore the museum. It is beautiful curated and takes you on a timeline of Hamburg through WW2. They have some interesting information regarding the bombings with extracts from diaries which make everything very personal. I don't know how this is... More 

Thank Elektrochoc
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little piece of calm in the middle of the city. Take some time to visit this bombed out church and reflect on the horrors of WW2

Thank ShakaP
Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was what was left from this church, bombed during WWII. There are some boards with information around the tower. The tower is under renovation, at the moment. You can visit it even in the evening or at night,since part of the boards are outside!

Thank Ana L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum displaying the church's history and the wider history of Hamburg under the Nazi's during WW2 is located in the former crypt. It's 5 euro to get in and it's well worth the price. It provides a huge range of info about what happened to Hamburg during the war, especially during Operation Gamorrah, which was the saturation bombing of... More 

Thank Geochimp
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum surrounding the destruction of Hamburg is really interesting if not a bit depressing. Certainly very somber but to really understand, and make the most of Hamburg, you should pay this museum a visit. Avoid climbing the tower though, we were advised against it because of the building works, there is other high points to get a good view... More 

Thank AndyFlav85
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much was lost in WW2 but the most important loss was life not buildings. This ruin shows that our shared loss is why it can never be allowed to happen again. The tower is under heavy restoration work currently.

Thank Hemmo1968
Worthing, West Sussex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

you can ascend the tower by lift to see the view. However, they are doing work on the tower at the moment and it is covered in scaffolding, so the view is restricted. Museum is well planned and interesting.

Thank Daytripman
Rzeszow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

It was a great occasion to imagine the degree of damage of Hamburg during the second World War. It's not worth to buy the tickets for the lift as the tower has been renovated and you can't see a lot from above.

Thank Ilona8518
St. Petersburg, Russia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was the worst place in my trip. I have climbed the tower for 5 euro, but there is nothing to see, because of the works on the tower. Don't repeat my mistake.

Thank Nick492
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Firstly, and most importantly, if you Google 'Hamburg war museum', one of the first results is from newobserveronline.com. If you read this, understand that it is revisionist untruths written by Neo-Nazis, and should be dismissed out of hand for the hateful rubbish it is. The real truth is documented in this museum, housed in the crypt of the former church.... More 

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