St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), Leipzig

4.7
#2 of 19 in Historic Sites in Leipzig
Admire a late Romanesque wooden crucifix, the oldest piece of art in the city, at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche). Built in the 12th century and enlarged in the 16th, the church blends Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Marvel at the interior's mighty columns (designed to resemble palms) and ornamental ceiling. Admire the 30 paintings by Leipzig local Adam Friedrich Oeser. The church rose to fame in 1989 during the Monday Demonstrations' peaceful protests against communist rule. Add St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) and other attractions to your Leipzig trip itinerary using our Leipzig trip builder tool .
Create an itinerary including St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche)
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,157 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Even though the Allies bombed Leipzig good, St. Nicholas is still a tourist stop and incredible structure. Must get inside & see the amazement; also the night lighting is noteworthy. A must in Leipzig...  more »
  • Our German hosts had arranged for us to have former University pastors to act as our guides. To be in the place where it all happened, with people who were among the main protagonists at the time, was...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful church! You only have to pay if you want to take pictures. I could imagine Bach playing his music there, so thrilling!!!!
  • Very beautiful church. Free entrance. Worth noticing the huge organ.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Leipzig

View all >
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Leipzig

4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Leipzig

4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.5
Duration: 30​min

Museums in Leipzig

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h

Nearby attractions in Leipzig

4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Leipzig

2.9
Duration: 8​h