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The twin spires of Nikolaikirche, 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 Nikolaikirche and other attractions in Berlin, use our Berlin vacation planning site .
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  • While I had high expectations I have say I was a bit disappointed, I have seen so many more beautiful churches than this one.  more »
  • The St. Nikolai-Kirche, is the oldest church in Berlin, the capital of Germany. The church is located in the eastern part of central Berlin, the borough of Mitte. You can't miss this.  more »
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  • This is the oldest church in Germany, located in the former East Berlin area and serves as a museum and occasionally as a concert hall. The area around the church is called Nikolaiviertel and there are lots of medieval buildings in this area that you can see, along with transitional German restaurants and beautiful small coffee shops. You can walk around and picturesque little streets and alleyways.
  • A lovely church that's 800 years old, amazing architecture. The church towers are beautiful and the red brick is wonderful.
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