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"The birthplace of the 1989`revolution" Nikolaikirche (Church of St. Nicholai) Tip by MichaelFalk1969


The Nikolaikirche is a beautiful church with very unusual columns - they don`t follow the architectural model of Greek-Roman columns from antiquity but end in a "floral" pattern, giving the impression that the ceiling is supported by plant leaves. Apart from the exceptional interior, the church (dating back to the 12th century) - also has great historic importance: Luther preached here, composer Bach played his "Johannespassion" here for the first time, and in the 80`s, the regular "monday prayers" in this church developed into political demonstrations against the regime of the GDR, gaining momentum and finally leading to the downfall of the government in 1989.

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  • Updated Jul 5, 2011
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