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Marktkirche St. Nicolai

Marktkirche St. Nicolai

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  • FahnerHöhenRadler 🌲

    The view from the church tower is very nice - the climb is really adventurous! The ascent cost 1 euro or 0.50 cents (child). The wooden stairs lead through the roof structure, past the clockwork and the bells and end in a very steep and narrow staircase. In the closed spire you can wonderfully enjoy the view over the city and the surrounding area.

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    • August 26, 2019

  • Danny & Kalle

    The market church of St. Nicolai is Hameln's second oldest church and is located in the center of the old town - right next to the wedding house and the town hall destroyed in 1945 on the horse market.
    The name St. Nicolai comes from St. Nicholas, bishop from Myra from the 6th century. He became very popular in the Middle Ages, ia. as patron saint of shipping. The name of the church can probably be seen in connection with the merchant shipping on the Weser in the Middle Ages.
    "Reliably opened church"
    From March to October and in December to the Christmas market, the Marktkirche is open daily from 12:00 to 16:00.
    Please inquire about opening times in the remaining months at the parish office. Guided tours of the Marktkirche are also possible.
    Pilgrim path Loccum-Volkenroda
    The Marktkirche is only about 300 meters away from the pilgrimage station "Münster St. Bonifatius" on the Pilgrim Route Loccum - Volkenroda.
    Source (marktkirche-hameln.de)

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    • February 27, 2017

  • Tina64

    The ascent to the bell tower 🔔 is worthwhile!

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    • May 27, 2019

  • Artur Cityman

    Nice view from bell tower.

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    • May 12, 2020

  • Jesse James

    Very high church in the center of Hameln.

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    • May 19, 2020

  • JakobusPilger

    Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, to whom the church in Hameln is consecrated, is - next to Saint Martin - one of the most popular saints of all. Pretty much every child in Germany - and far beyond - should know his commemoration day, December 6th. On the eve of this day, the children used to put their shoes or boots - naturally cleaned with great care - in front of the door so that they could be filled with gifts from Saint Nicholas during the night. In agricultural areas it was also customary for the children to have a small amount of food ready for the donkey, the mount of Santa Claus.

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    • October 20, 2021

  • Christopher

    Very picturesque by good weather. At 15.30 is a special pied piper sound coming out

    • November 2, 2021

  • Moonbeam🌜

    On April 5, 1945, the church tower was shot on fire and fell into the nave and neighboring town hall, both of which burned down.
    The church was rebuilt in 1957-1959 according to plans by architect Eberhard G. Neumann as a basilica with a straight ceiling in the nave and aisles supported by square pillars. The vaults in the chancel and in the two transepts have been left intact. An arched gallery was built on the west wall, on which the organ stands. On December 6, 1959, the feast day of St. Nicholas, the church was inaugurated.
    In 1987 the listed market church was completely renovated and redesigned.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marktkirche_(Hameln)

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    • January 17, 2022

  • Andrea

    A very pretty church!

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    • January 30, 2022

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