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St Nikolai Memorial, Hamburg

4.4
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
St Nikolai Memorial, once the tallest building in the world, easily attracted the attention of Allied bombers in 1943--and it still lies in partial ruins. A small museum (with English information) about the horrors of the war features images of the building before and immediately after the bombing. Museum admission includes an elevator ride to the top tower, where a viewing gallery overlooks the city. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hamburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • The museum tries to portrait the Germans as the victims of WWII, as was mentioned by prior visitors (but the management keeps ignoring these critics). It’s just so shameful that this is the main WWII....  more »
  • Unfortunately I did not get the opportunity to visit the crypt and museum and my vertigo ruled out the trip upthe steeple. I did get to visit the ruins and read the information, for the British this.....  more »
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  • Visit this place it has great historical significance for all Europeans. Make sure to visit both the high bell tower and the crypt museum. The entrance ticket is shared between the two and is reasonably priced. Bonus view from the top if you catch a sunny day.
  • I don't regret paying for the lift, though with the construction scaffolding and dreary weather we didn't see very much while up in the tower. There are a few plaques and pictures. You can still get an idea of the original construction, with the ornate details and gargoyles. I'd recommend saving for a sunnier, brighter time if you can.

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