Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), Frankfurt

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Relatively small in size but steeped in history, Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche) was once the church of city leaders and today serves as the home of the local Lutheran congregation. This double-aisle Early Gothic church was mentioned as early as the 13th century, but it is believed that the core of the structure is considerably older. The church is noted for its 47-bell harmonic carillon, Gothic roof gallery, and 14th-century entryway sculptures. Though the substructure of the church's iconic tower was constructed around 1240, the higher stories likely were added during a reconstruction in the 1440s. Throughout the summer months, the church hosts a variety of concerts; visit the official website to see exactly which special events you can attend during your stay. Discover how to plan a Frankfurt trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • While its physical structure is new, this church has a rich history behind it, as it is located on the old Romerplatz, and is also where Martin Luther made a stop on his way to Worms (for the Diet...  more »
  • The Nicholas Church is situated in the central area of Frankfurt. It is surrounded by German style buildings rich in history depicting old tradition and culture. You cannot help but enjoy the rich...  more »
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  • Perfect and quiet inside. Unlike the tall Gothic cathedrals. Comfortable and warm.
  • Alte Nikolai is Old St Nicholas Church and a small church. It was a very ornate looking church from outside. It is located near the Römer city hall in Frankfurt's old town called Altstadt. It has 51 bells. It is wheel chair accessible.
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