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Reviewed 2 days ago

War is a terrible thing and preserving history is so important. This is a church who's steeple was used as a waypoint for the World War 2 bombing of Hamburg. it has been left this way, just as it was left during the war as...More

Thank Beeba1
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't fail to spot the spire of the ruined St Nikolai church. It dominates central Hamburg. Once the tallest spire in the world, it was completely destroyed in Operation Gomorrah, the fire bombing of Hamburg in 1943. I was delighted to find that it...More

Thank essex-hiker-biker
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Nikolai Memorial was a historical highlight of our trip to Hamburg. The church was heavy damaged in 1943 aerial bombs and they kept it as it was (with some restoration work, of course) to serve as WW2 memorial. In the crypt below there is...More

Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this church from the town hall so we walked towards it. Some of us in the group paid €5 to take the lift to the top. The lift ticket also includes the entrance fee for the museum. It’s very informative about WWII and...More

Thank Ha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only the impressive tower and pieces of the walls survived the WWII bombings - and now these remains are kept for us to remember to say NO to war in the future. Go see it. Think about war and its consequences. It’s heartbreaking.

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Nikolai Memorial is the remains of a beautiful Church that was destroyed during WWII. The shell serves as a haunting reminder of the high cost and evil nature of war. There is a museum below and an elevator to the top of the spire.

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For an entrance fee of £5 you get great views across the skyline of Hamburg via the lift inside the tower. What I didn’t realise was that there is also a museum (entrance is included in the €5 ticket price for the tower) which tells...More

Thank Nick W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could see this tall spire in the distance and decided to check it out. When we got close, we realized that there used to be a large church here at one time, but no more. You can go into the area, no charge, but...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came accross St. Nikolai's memorial by accident en route to the 'warehouse' district. Curiosity got the better of us (as did the stunning Gothic charm and height of the building). We did'nt pay the 5€ for the panoramic view or museum and we kicked...More

Thank bluenosejock1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first paying €4 (student discount) to go us a tower for a view I thought was a bit steep but that also included the museum so we went to check it out. It was fantastic... very detailed and quite moving (especially the personal stories)....More

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Stephen W
11 April 2018|
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Response from Scorpioyves | Reviewed this property |
Having myself a grand child of 10, I think the Church is not really interesting for him, it's just going to the top and going to see the view.
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Stephen W
11 April 2018|
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Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure your son will enjoy the trip to the top and spectacular views over the city. The museum highlights the war years and the terrible bombing the city endured. I found it interesting if only to highlight the futility of... More
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Jamie P
11 January 2018|
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Response from Travelexperience12 | Reviewed this property |
If including the church tower and the museum, probably between one hour and 75 minutes, depending on your level of interest in the museum Travelexperience12
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