St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), Leipzig

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Admire a late Romanesque wooden crucifix, the oldest piece of art in the city, at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). Built in the 12th century and enlarged in the 16th, the church blends Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Marvel at the interior's mighty columns (designed to resemble palms) and ornamental ceiling. Admire the 30 paintings by Leipzig local Adam Friedrich Oeser. The church rose to fame in 1989 during the Monday Demonstrations' peaceful protests against communist rule. Add St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and other attractions to your Leipzig trip itinerary using our Leipzig trip builder tool.
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  • St. Nicholas Church is one of the most historical churches of Leipzig ranging for the period from 12th century and it was turned into a Gothic Hall Church in the 17th Century. The Church is named... 
    St. Nicholas Church is one of the most historical churches of Leipzig ranging for the period from 12th century and it was turned into a Gothic Hall Church in the 17th Century. The Church is named...  more »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • Nikolaikirche is one of the attractions, is the largest and oldest church in the center of Leipzig and is especially famous for the peaceful revolution of 1989. The church is bright and not overcrowded. A peaceful and quiet place.
  • Beautiful church and worth a visit while in Leipzig. Interior is stunning with beautiful paintings.

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