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Church of Saint Nicholas (Nikolaikirche)

Church of Saint Nicholas (Nikolaikirche) (29)

As was mentioned before, the Church of Saint Nicholas is one of the few original buildings in the Saint Nicholas district. 

It was built in 1230 and is the oldest church in Berlin. Of gothic design, the pointed arch of its large windows and needle-shaped roofs make it easily identifiable. 

Despite being the most authentic building from the period, it had to be restored after the Second World War. In fact, inside the church there are three plaques with inscriptions recalling history and the destruction of the building by allied bombs. 

Mass is not held in the church now, so you will not be able to attend any services here. However, you can go inside and visit a permanent exhibition recording the church’s history. 

Worth noting also are the frescoes on the ceiling which give the building a touch of colour. It also has faultless acoustics and is sometimes the stage for concerts.

Take into consideration that the church will be closed for renovation work until around the autumn of 2009.

In front of the entrance is the Fountain of Artisans, where you can see the oldest guilds in Berlin.

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