Nikolaikirche, Leipzig

Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church), with its undistinguished façade, was center stage during the demonstrations that helped bring down the Communist regime.

Every Monday for months before the government collapsed, thousands of citizens gathered in front of the church chanting, "Wir sind das Volk" ("We are the people").

Inside the church is a soaring Gothic choir and nave. Note the unusual patterned ceiling supported by classical pillars that end in palm tree-like flourishes.

Martin Luther is said to have preached from the ornate 16th-century pulpit.


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Coordinates:51.340239° N, 12.378647° E
Address:Leipzig, Germany
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