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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 April 2011

The St Nikolai Memorial, or Mahnmal St Nikolai, is dedicated to all those who have suffered in war-time. It's located in the remains of the St Nikolai church, which has been the site of a church or chapel since the late 12th century. The blackened...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 October 2012

A sad moment in history but a great monument in the honor of those who died during the WWII. Since a wing is in work is not worthed to climb to the roof. If you want to have a look from the above go to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes this particularly worth a visit is the museum associated with the church ruins. It portrays the extensive damage to Hamburg’s civilian population inflicted by the allied bombing raids, but provides the context that all this happened as a result of earlier raids by...More

Thank mrmothman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is an outstanding building, you just stand front of it and you can not imagine how much you will be impressed by the design and the details, definitely you need to pass by if you are visiting Hamburg

Thank Vacation39324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend a trip to this site. Small fee to access to the lift to the top of the steeple which is fitted with an excellent viewing platform of the city. This also gives history on how the church came to be ruins. A...More

Thank Briony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lift going up the tower for sight seeing trips which I found contrasted with the fact the ruins are a memorial.

Thank PollyH123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit, it is a monument to the history of the city and of the horrific events of 1943. The video in the crypt is very informative with narrative and testimonies by people who witnessed the firestorm.

Thank Jon V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is just such an impressive landmark, we happened to be there at midday and were treated to the chiming bells, which was beautiful whilst we were wandering around the ruins and sculptures

Thank familymissioncontoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have an interest in world war two history so this was definitely on my list of places to visit. It provides a German perspective on the war and highlights the great loss of life suffered during the allied bombing, I would like to have...More

Thank alun n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Combination of memorial, views gained from the top after using lift and also a museum covering the bombing of Hamburg during WW2. Very balanced and well put together exhibition

Thank gipsona1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth travelling up this tower for the great views. It also explains clearly how the city was badly bombed in the 2nd world war but also mentions that this was done after the Nazis had bombed other cities in the UK and elsewhere very...More

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.