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St Nikolai Memorial

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Address: Willy-Brandt-Str. 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 40 371125
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We went there with my son and his girl friend, all of us impressed how war can destroy the lives. Unfortunately no time for museum. Because of renovation we decided not to take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, and most importantly, if you Google 'Hamburg war museum', one of the first results is from newobserveronline.com. If you read this, understand that it is revisionist untruths written by Neo-Nazis, and should be dismissed out of hand for the hateful rubbish it is. The real truth is documented in this museum, housed in the crypt of the former church.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins of this church are a memorial to the bombing during the war. In the crypt is an exhibition about the bombing and the ensuing firestorm. There are few reminders of the war in Hamburg except of course the extent of post-war buildings. There a sobering film with English subtitles about the firestorm which really does provide an understanding... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is definitely worthwhile to ride up the tower of this memorial and compare the pictures of the surrounding areas after the bombing raids of WW II, with how things look today.

Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

If you want to learn more about this areas history as well as German history then I would definitely stop here. We ran into this place by accident on a walk. The scultpures themselves are worth the visit even if you don't want to see a church that was bombed down during the aerial strikes and was never rebuilt. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went there with my son and his girl friend, all of us impressed how war can destroy the lives. Unfortunately no time for museum. Because of renovation we decided not to take panorama lift for tower because tower is fully covered. Definitely will go for museum next time.

Thank meltem e
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is an excellent memorial to the war and the underground museum contains a well recorded history in words and pictures of what happened in Hamburg. Everything is in German and English. You can also go up the steeple by lift to see a great view over Hamburg. My visitors were very interested and impressed by this memorial museum.

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Stanwood, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I paid a visit to this church ruin/monument with my daughter. There are information tablets spread about the grounds so if one is not familiar with the history of the site they will be well informed by the time they leave. Take the elevator to the top of the remaining spire, and after, visit the catacombs with the typical tourist... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

During a visit to Hamburg to see my daughter, we went to the St. Nikolai Memorial. World War II air raids (Operation Gomorrah) destroyed the church in 1943. Allied pilots used the tower to help navigate their raids. The raids killed approximately 35,000 people during the eight days and nights of bombing. The tower remains intact today and is a... More 

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Antibes, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I climbed up the leftover tower by elevator (for 2EUR) but unfortunately I could barely see any thing due to the extensive scaffolding for the renovation. No beautiful view on the city either. There are more things to see on the ground flour with the leftovers ruins. There are a couple beautiful sculptures visible for free.

Thank DummyBoy
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It's a shame for myself but great for the monument and structure that it is obscured by scaffolding for restoration. Maybe next time.

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