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Museum St. Nicholas Church, Berlin

#13 of 90 in Historic Sites in Berlin
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Church
The twin spires of Museum St. Nicholas Church, the oldest church in Germany's capital, tower above the borough of Mitte in central Berlin. Built between 1220 and 1230, it served as a Roman Catholic church until the Protestant Reformation in 1539. Today, it's owned by the government and used as an ecclesiastical museum and concert hall. Renowned for its acoustics, the church was extensively reconstructed after damage sustained in World War II, and it's now a great place to see the occasional concert. You can also see the religious artifacts that survived the war, along with informational placards detailing their history and significance. Don't forget to look up at the iconic vaulted and multicolored roof. To visit Museum St. Nicholas Church and other attractions in Berlin, use our Berlin vacation planning site.
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  • St. Nicholas Church is Berlin's oldest church, set in the old town (Altstadt) Nikolaiviertel. It's twin towers are easy recognazible, but I must admit it looks far better from outside than inside...  more »
  • This is the oldest church in Berlin built in the early 13th century. It was originally Roman Catholic then Lutheran from 1539. In 1938 it was deconsecrated shortly before the start of WWII. Having...  more »
  • Very interesting. There are some pieces that are worth seeing. Like the wooden pieces of the altar and the Cloth, among others. The museum is only 5 Euro per person and it gives information in German and English so to can really enjoy it and learn about the history of the church and Berlin. Plus, the people that work there as hosts, are very kind and ready to answer your questions. There's a young man who spoke English to me and gave me some interesting facts. I didn't get his name but I assume he's always there. I'm walking in crutches and he offered a chair that you can transport around the church to sit on it. That was great help for me given my temporary handicapped situation. This church is either the oldest or the second oldest in Berlin.
  • nice museum with audio guide, affordable tickets and impressive church organ. the staff is very friendly. There is a toilet for visitors) The souvenire shop is small but has pretty unique items to offer. The exibits allow to dive deeper in the history and local legend. The one about the giant's bone is really cool. The feature I noticed and liked is the ultramodern light bulbs which can be seen if you go upstairs. The church's situated on a cool historic square, surrounded by pleasant cafes and shops.

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