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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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08:00 - 18:00
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Found this place when walking around and so glad we did, we bought a ticket for the lift up the spire which was good but it was cloudy day and lots of scaffolding restricting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
adam b
Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place when walking around and so glad we did, we bought a ticket for the lift up the spire which was good but it was cloudy day and lots of scaffolding restricting view(this is explained before you buy so no problem with this) will be a great view on clear day when all the scaffolding is down, The... More 

Thank adam b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt fortunate to stumble across this museum while wandering the streets of Hamburg. It is in the crypt of a church destroyed by the 1943 firestorm. It's bilingual English/German and it thoughtfully tells the harrowing story of the 1943 raids. A terrible history and another reminder that war makes no distinction between military and civilians. A must see if... More 

Thank Paige R
Hamburg, Germany
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I of course understand the reason for the existance of that place, I still don't like it. Germany brought war on all over Europe and this destroyed church is one of the results. But I would prefer a simple stone.

Thank DonDan16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Do not climb the tower- you cannot see a thing but make sure you go down into the crypt to explore the museum. It is beautiful curated and takes you on a timeline of Hamburg through WW2. They have some interesting information regarding the bombings with extracts from diaries which make everything very personal. I don't know how this is... More 

Thank Elektrochoc
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A little piece of calm in the middle of the city. Take some time to visit this bombed out church and reflect on the horrors of WW2

Thank ShakaP
Boliden, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was what was left from this church, bombed during WWII. There are some boards with information around the tower. The tower is under renovation, at the moment. You can visit it even in the evening or at night,since part of the boards are outside!

Thank Ana L
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum displaying the church's history and the wider history of Hamburg under the Nazi's during WW2 is located in the former crypt. It's 5 euro to get in and it's well worth the price. It provides a huge range of info about what happened to Hamburg during the war, especially during Operation Gamorrah, which was the saturation bombing of... More 

Thank Geochimp
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The museum surrounding the destruction of Hamburg is really interesting if not a bit depressing. Certainly very somber but to really understand, and make the most of Hamburg, you should pay this museum a visit. Avoid climbing the tower though, we were advised against it because of the building works, there is other high points to get a good view... More 

Thank AndyFlav85
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

So much was lost in WW2 but the most important loss was life not buildings. This ruin shows that our shared loss is why it can never be allowed to happen again. The tower is under heavy restoration work currently.

Thank Hemmo1968
Worthing, West Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

you can ascend the tower by lift to see the view. However, they are doing work on the tower at the moment and it is covered in scaffolding, so the view is restricted. Museum is well planned and interesting.

Thank Daytripman

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