St. Nicholas' Church

Wismar, Germany

St. Nicholas' Church stands besides one of Germany's oldest manmade waterways, the Frischen Grube, and was dedicated as the church for sailors and fishermen. The 37m high nave is almost the height of the Marienkirche in Lübeck. The protruding northern and southern vestibules that resemble the arms of a transept are also a particular feature of the church. The lavishly adorned southern gable takes a special place in art of brick construction due to its wealth of glazed figured bricks. From St. Nikolai's medieval interior decoration survives a late-thirteenthcentury granite baptismal font and a maritime altarpiece made in the early nineteenthcentury, but the church's interior is chiefly characterized by completely preserved baroque furnishings.

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Founded: 1381-1460
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.wismar.de

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Chiamaka Ikeanyi (2 years ago)
The main point of attraction is the detailed architecture and artwork. The handbook gotten at the entrance can help you navigate the building and gain more insight. It's proximity to the train station is an added advantage.
Sabreen S. Chowdhury (3 years ago)
Amazing! One of the most beautiful churches is Germany.
Flow Wolf (3 years ago)
Not very pretty cathedral on the outside but impressive original details on the inside like this delicate altar from 1400-1430. The incredible height of the cathedral’s ceiling is testament of Wismar formed importance as a Baltic trading hub “Hanse Stadt”. It’s free to enter but a donation of €2.50 is encouraged. Worth a visit.
Mateusz Gładki (3 years ago)
It's very impressive
Andrea Marino (5 years ago)
must see
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