Nikolaikirche (Leipzig)

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  • Danny & Kalle

    Photographing in the church is possible for a fee, but indoor shots may not be posted on the internet. I photographed the relevant information and put it to the photos of the highlight.

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    • July 17, 2018

  • JR56

    From 1165 the Nikolaikirche was built with the granting of city and market rights to Leipzig. In 2015 she celebrates her 850th anniversary.
    The church has become known throughout Germany through the prayers for peace, which have been held every Monday since 1982.
    With its 63 meters in length and 43 meters in width, the Nikolaikirche is the largest church in Leipzig.

    leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/tourismus/sehenswuerdigkeiten/nikolaikirche

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    • June 15, 2019

  • Zingiber

    For pilgrims there is also the pilgrim's stamp in the pilgrim's card.

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    • January 21, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    It is the oldest and largest church in Leipzig. It was begun in 1165 to build in Romanesque style.

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    • September 14, 2017

  • Volkmar Blase

    famous church for the peaceful turn

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    • December 6, 2016

  • Willigipfel

    It was in this church that the peaceful revolution began, which led to the turn in 1989 in the GDR.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Karsten S.

    The city and parish church of St. Nikolai was built in 1165 in Romanesque style after the city and market rights were granted to Leipzig. The Romanesque origin can still be seen on the west side of the church. In the 15th and 16th centuries, extensions and the complete conversion to the three-nave late Gothic hall church took place.

    In 1452 the Nikolaikirche received its first bell with the Osanna, decorated by Nikolaus Eisenberg with depictions of the crucified Jesus and the four Evangelists, St. Martin and the patron saint of this church, St. Nicholas. The bell not only started the church services, but was also used as a fire bell. The almost 6 t heavy Osanna hanging in the south tower was lost due to melting in the First World War.

    On May 25, 1539 the sermons of the reformers Justus Jonas the Elder and Martin Luther started the Reformation in Leipzig. The church became the seat of the first superintendent of the city of Johann Pfeffinger.

    In the Nikolaikirche, Johann Sebastian Bach performed many of his cantatas and oratorios for the first time with the St. Thomas Choir, including the St. John Passion, his most extensive work to date, on Good Friday, April 7, 1724.

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    • September 10, 2019

  • Frank-Michael

    This is where the Monday demos started.

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    • December 5, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    It was in this church that the peaceful revolution began, which led to the turn in 1989 in the GDR.

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    • May 21, 2020

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