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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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Real Berlin

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Amy B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I think this is the first tine i have seen a church with two steeples, very different. I understand the it has been reconstructed but that should nit detract from the beauty of the architecture

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a boutique area near Alexanderplatz Amongst the newness since the Nazi destruction, this is a hidden gem for visitors to see the last vestige of old Berlin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Heavily reconstructed after the bombings duirng WW II, this is one of the oldest churches in Berlin dating back as early as the 13th century. It started as a Roman Catholic church but later became a Lutheran Church as a result of the Protestant Reformation. Now it serves as a museum and at times concert venue. The Church being a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Lovely reconstruction of this wonderful part of old Berlin, fabulous very helpful staff . Definitely the highlight of my visit to Berlin. The architecture is fabulous, it's so beautiful. Entrance fee but well worth the money especially as it includes an excellent audio guide. (we got a reduction as we had Berlin welcome cards.)

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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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