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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Jake Y (2 years ago)
Beautiful church with fantastic lighting in the evening. Rich history and definitly worth checking out when you are in Leipzig. Not far off the main strip of sites downtown. Stop by and catch a glimpse.
Melisa Kebude (2 years ago)
I really loved the look of the inside. The tender choice of colors makes a beautiful combination.
yebanqinsh (2 years ago)
Very beautiful inside. Remember to pay 2 € for a photograph permit.
Maria Paula Antelo (2 years ago)
Beautiful church! You only have to pay if you want to take pictures. I could imagine Bach playing his music there, so thrilling!!!!
Natasha Andressa (2 years ago)
Very beautiful church. Free entrance. Worth noticing the huge organ.
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