St. Nicholas Church1027 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony,Germany, 04109
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +49-3419605270
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
Popularly known as Nikolaikirche (in Germany), St. Nicholas Church has been one of the popular churches of Leipzig for a long time. Though the church’s roots said to belong to the Romanesque and Gothic period, but the interior of the church has a striking resemblance with the neo-classical period. You can see its influence in the columns that has palm-like structure and cream colored long benches with back. History says, the church played a significant role in the non-violent movement that finally let to the downfall of East German government. Still the church holds peace prayers in the hope of bringing downfall to the injustice that might be plaguing the country.
Visit the church to have a look into the significant architectural work existing in the churches of Leipzig.
St. Nicholas Church Travel Tips
- The church doesn’t ask for entrance fee but you are welcome to leave a donation at the end.
- For a visit to the Rectory, special request need to be made.
- Tower guided tour are applicable for group of 15 people (maximum).
- Online donations are accepted.
Entrance Ticket Details For St. Nicholas Church
- Organ Guide - 5€ / person
- Guided Tower tours – 2.50€/ person
St. Nicholas Church Hours
Clock Service - 9:30am (Sunday)
- On Sunday – 10am -4pm
- Monday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm
- Nikolai Treff-Cafe encounter (in the Nikolai Church)
- Monday to Friday: 10am -5pm /6pm
For Church Tour – (For public visit)
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 5pm
- Saturday: 11am
Organ Guide – 4:30pm (Friday)
How to Reach St. Nicholas Church
- By city bus and get off at ‘Augustusplatz’ stop
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95% of people who visit Leipzig include St. Nicholas Church in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
53.79% of people start their St. Nicholas Church visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St. Nicholas Church
57.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church Reviews & Ratings
Nice looking church, unfortunately people inside hold conversations above whispering level, so not a space for something like praying, more of a tourist place.
Although there were no English explanations, we visited this historically important church on our way from Berlin to Bamberg, because I was touched by the fact that through their Monday prayers God reunified Germany. I hope God does the same for Korea.
One of the most brightest beautiful catholic churces in Europe. Very, very deep and important milestone in the recent history, as this is where the anti-communism revolution started with peaceful movements since 1982.
A church that welcomes its visitors. Typical evangelical style, not too palatial yet decorated with lots of wooden frescoes. Different from other churches, it has allowed the visitors to go to the altar and even look inside the priest's daily prayor book. Apart from traditional Bible art (15th century) hanging on the walls there was a modern exhibition about its role before and during the German reunification - how it has formed the peaceful way of thinking against the mainstream Cold War mindset. I am not religious and yet it was an enriching visit.
OK, I must confess that this is a place with a very specific focus (JS Bach) and purpose (to draw us into the life and music of Bach) - and I happen to be a Bach junkie. Having said that, it is a beautiful church and the Friday/Sunday concerts are excellent (and packed). It is helpful to realize, however, that everything is in German, and that Leipzigers are not as proficient in English as others in Europe.