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St Nikolai Memorial

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St. Nikolai Memorial is Hamburg’s most important memorial dealing with the war and its dictatorship during 1933-1945. The original main church was destroyed in the air raids on Hamburg in 1943. In the church ruins a museum reminds us of the...more
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Willy-Brandt-Str. 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 371125
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing what remains of St Nikolai is a sobering experience. The tower is a great viewpoint and remains the highest building in the city. But I do recommend taking the time to visit the museum in the church's crypt. It gives you insight into what...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Adeline C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is like stepping back in History very well preserved with a great viewing point across city. The underground Museum is a must to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thomasporourke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sobering building in around all the newer buildings. We arrived too late to go into the museum or go up the viewing lift, but this didn't take anything away from the beauty of the building.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scottm116
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Thursdays at noon a campanologist plays the bells at St. Nikolai Memorial. There are 58 bells in all; it is beautiful. Even on a cold day such as this, February, it is well worth the walk to enjoy such a unique opportunity to see/hear...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank romans12321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dual ticket grants entrance to both the museum in the former crypt, and the glass lift in the tower up to the viewing platform. Good value and a stark reminder of the price exacted by WWII. Unbeatable views from the viewing platform on a clear...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very poignant. Great views (better then elsewhere in the city) and important museum. Really enjoyed my time here and would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank james123416
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lift takes you 76 metres up to a viewing platform, Good views of the city. They have photos of what the city looked like after being bombed and you can compare them to what you are seeing now.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Whiskydram
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Seeing the destruction of St Nikolai reminds us of the horrors of war and violence. I believe this is an important place to visit, particularly for those who do not/refuse to understand the history of war. The museum is small, but excellent. The views from...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 857kirstenm
Reviewed 10 January 2019

We arrive with 45 minutes to closing time. Too late to go up in the tower, but we went down in the museum, which was closed last time we visited Germany. The film is so, so, moving. Hard to believe that firestorm happened and killed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TaurusMom
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Sadly so much of Hamburg was destroyed in world war 2 and it's a poignant reminder. A good place to visit in the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
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11 April 2018|
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Response from jpdk | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your sons interesses! The church itself is an outbombed ruin, with few remains, there is a great view from the top of the tower, and in the old crypt, there is an exhibition, with the story of ww 2. Maybe you... More
11 April 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure your son will enjoy the trip to the top and spectacular views over the city. The museum highlights the war years and the terrible bombing the city endured. I found it interesting if only to highlight the futility of... More
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Pamela W | Reviewed this property |
About an hour would do it.