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  Nikolaikirche seen from the harbour
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  • Nikolaikirche seen from the harbour - Wismar
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      Nikolaikirche, western front and steeple
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      Nikolaikirche, choir
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Only one of the three brick gothic churches in Wismar is completely preserved and in full use. Nikolai church and the surrounding quarter have remained more or less unharmed during the war, unlike Marienkirche and Georgenkirche.

It is an impressive building already from its sheer size. The steeple used to end in a slender spire which collapsed in a gale in 1703 and damaged the church badly. The building was repaired and the furnishing renewed in baroque style. The gables and portals present elaborate ornaments made of glazed bricks.

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  • Written Jul 31, 2009
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