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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St Nikolai Memorial Reviews
I heard someone say they wanted to look at St Nikolai and was intrigued. I hopped out when they git off the bus and followed the spire. It is not a church. There is little left of the place after the.... more »
Definitely worth a visit for some history of hamburg during the war which is down stairs in the crypt. There is a lift up to the top of the spire which fantastic views of the city on a clear day... more »
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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