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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank jofunkyfacepainter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded with ruins of an old church this immensely tall spier standing like a an undefeated giant. A masterpiece created by skilled, architecturally proficient brick workers standing along the busy Willy- Brandt street also gives an insight of The Chancellor Willy Brandt him self. Even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WasanthaSamarasekera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place where I would start exploring Hamburg, if I was informed about it in advance! The place is exceptional. This is what had left of a huge cathedral, probably the largest one in town.. Today a visitor might see only the survived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vdavidkov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge memorial to World War 2 with a museum under it. The museum costs to enter, as does the lift up the tower. A combined ticket is inexpensive, though. There are many things to see within the church with plenty of information to read...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church got bombed at WWII and is not restored as a memory to WWII. Only the church tower survived in which now an elevator is constructed taking you to a viewing point on about 80 meter height, It only costs a few Euro and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flyingdutchmannl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An elevator to the top to see the great views is totally worth the 5 euros. Half price for disabled and their carers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helen m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mostly destroyed church is a forceful reminder of the consequences of war. It is beautiful even in its current state and the view from the top is spectacular. There is an elevator, so it is accessible even to those who are not physically in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lenore2
Reviewed December 15, 2018

The ruins of a former church, destroyed by bombings in WW II. Only the slender spire remained almost untouched. After the war, the ruins was transformed in a memorial dedicated to the war's victims. Underground is a museum. You can take an elevator to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zuv
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

The lookout tower has some very nice views although somewhat obstructed by bars and space on the viewing platform at the top is limited but we were lucky it was not busy. The views are still very good. The museum however is very interesting and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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April 10, 2018|
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Response from Yves v | Reviewed this property |
Having myself a grand child of 10, I think the Church is not really interesting for him, it's just going to the top and going to see the view.
April 10, 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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Response from Pamela W | Reviewed this property |
About an hour would do it.