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St Nikolai Memorial

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Neighbourhood: Hamburg-Altstadt
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Address: Willy-Brandt-Str. 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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History and reflection of the bombing of Hamburg during WW11

The museum is difficult to find as St Nikolai Church is covered in scaffolding. The history is presented and points of view from both the German and Allies are presented. The... read more

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Suffolk Park, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is difficult to find as St Nikolai Church is covered in scaffolding. The history is presented and points of view from both the German and Allies are presented. The horror of the event is captured in photos and there is an 18 min film. How people cope with the aftermath of war shows the futility and waste of... More 

Thank Marylouise2017
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295 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently the steeple is been renovated. However this does not stop a person from visiting one of the top must sees in Hamburg. I am really looking forward to seeing the steeple once the renovations are complete.

Thank Clinton C
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was only 1 euro for students, 2 for adults but the view at the top is ruined by all the scaffolding - you truly cannot see a thing. Added to the fact it was a rainy dull day we spent 5 minutes there and came back down. Thank god there is a lift and not 49766 stairs like some... More 

Thank Barbs25
Derby, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

St Nikolai church is in ruins following Operation Gomorrah - the Allied bombing raids of July 194 - but the ruins speak poignantly of the horror of war. The exhibition in the crypt is stunning, with many panels describing before, during and after the raids. The explanations are in German as well as English. The statistics are ghastly...... There are... More 

Thank fiosol
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The memorial offers a great view accross Hamburg from the spire of the church with a thought provoking musuem in the crypt of all that remains of the St Nikolai church. Destroyed as part of the British bombing of Hamburg, it is a place everyone should visit. Only 2 euro to use the elevator to the top of the spire... More 

Thank BarneyWhite4
Manchester Uk
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is 5 euro each to visit but this allows you to go up the tower. You can spend as much Tim as you like going though the musiam. The tower is a poor view as there scaffolding in the way by the way it's cold up there to. If you like to just go up the tower it is... More 

Thank Bryansid
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

At the moment there's lots of work going on with the building so it was not the best time to visit. The museum/memorial below the old church is open as normal and was interesting though.

Thank mcglassa
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We went into the crypt and saw the exhibition and video (ask the lady at the ticket booth and she will put it on for you) and my-oh-my, no punches are pulled: large photos of not only Hamburg but also Coventry and Warsaw after the bombings. The whole thing is very moving and we were glad we saw it. Even... More 

Thank Herbertwesthead
Schwaz, Austria
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The church reminds me of the dome in cologne based on the architectural style. However, they are restoring it at the moment so you were not able to enter it. But in front of the church you will find parts of the old church which was bombed during world war II and this is worth a look!

Thank halloman
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,118 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This gloomy church stands in its ruins, as the result of the bombardment of Hamburg in WWII. The destruction of the church was wisely made into a memorial. The big tower of the church is still being built and can be accessed by an elevator (2 Euros a ticket), but as it was a cloudy and windy day, we skipped... More 

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