St. Nicholas' Church, Hamburg

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St. Nicholas’ Church also known as Church of St Nicholas is a former church which is now a memorial situated in Hamburg, Germany. It was one of the five main churches in Hamburg until Second World War bombing left most of the church as rubble. The first church was thought to have been established on the site in the 12th century, but the remains of the church that still stands today was built in the 19th century to a Neo-Gothic style after the great fire. The church was built with a nave, vault and a 147m high tower which made it the world's tallest building for a short while; today only the crypt and tower remain due to the bombing in the Second World War. The church was never rebuilt but was turned into a memorial against war instead, with a viewing platform installed in the tower for visitors to see over the city.

Getting there

The memorial is accessible by the public transport system. The ‘Stadthausbruke’ is the closest S-Bahn station and the ‘Rodingsmarkt’ is the closest U-Bahn station, both are a short distance walk away from the memorial.

Opening Times and Admission

The memorial is open to visitors every day of the week, it operates on a summer and winter schedule. In Summer from April to September, it is open from 10am-6pm and in winter from October to March it is open from 10am-5pm. Admission to the memorial is 5 euros for adults and 3 euros for children which gets you access to the memorial and the viewing platform.

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