St. Nicholas Church

Leipzig, Germany

Construction of the St. Nicholas Church began about 1165. It is named after St. Nicholas, patron of travelers and merchants. It was built originally in the Romanesque style (with twin towers) but was extended and enlarged in the early 16th century in the Gothic style. The Baroque main tower was added in 1730; the portal dates from 1759.

From 1784 to 1797 the interior was remodeled by German architect Johann Carl Friedrich Dauthe in the Neoclassical style. The church has been a Protestant seat since 1539 after the Protestant Reformation, but today the Catholic Church is also allowed to use it.



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Founded: 1165
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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John Cooney (3 months ago)
An old and beautifully decorated church, particularly fitting for the presentation of Bach's St Mathew Passion
Evgenia P (4 months ago)
It's really interesting. Calm atmosphere. Unusual interior. Note that it works only 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Nice staff!
Imogen Fernando (6 months ago)
The church is very beautiful, the neoclassical interior with ornate columns and pastel shades is stunning. Also there is the history with Bach, and of the important part the church played in the events leading to the Berlin Wall being taken down. There is an exhibition about this, but all in German - we wished there was an English translation but there are some great pictures. Highly recommend a visit here, and please do pay the 2 euros for the photography permit as they are struggling to raise funds for the upkeep of the building ?
Bolaji Samuel (20 months ago)
Wonderful place, with lots of interesting features
Lucie Ishida (2 years ago)
Fantastic roman Catholic Church. Baroque but very unique architecture.
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