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St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig – a church open to all

St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig is an open church for all. In 1989, it was viewed by many around the world as the starting point of a peaceful revolution, aimed at reunifying Germany. Nowadays it is a church for anybody looking to find strength in stillness – a church for peaceful coexistence.

The story behind the construction of St. Nicholas Church is as eventful as the church's own history. Originally constructed in a Romanesque style in the 12th century (the crucifix in the chancel dates back to this period), it was converted into a late Gothic hall church at the start of the 16th century. The Luther pulpit, constructed in 1521, which was part of St. Nicholas Church long before the Reformation, is now located in the north chapel. The main tower and door are examples of Baroque architecture; the church interior was designed in a Neoclassical style at the end of the 18th century.

The music at St. Nicholas Church became a talking point between 1723 and 1759, as the church appointed Johann Sebastian Bach as its "director musices". Many of his works were premiered at the church. It became an "open church" with the decade of peace in the 1980s, and the prayers for peace held every Monday since 1982. In autumn 1989, this turned into the peaceful Monday demonstrations, which made a significant contribution to Germany's reunification. The "Osterlichtbaum" candle holder in the church's central aisle, the Coventry Cross of Nails and the European Heritage Label remind visitors of this time, which is considered a "miracle of biblical proportions". Immersed in silence, it's almost as if you can still hear the shouting.

St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 9:30am service

Entry: free

Nearest train station: Leipzig

Accessible; there is a book table in the church, "Nikolaitreff" meeting in the youth church, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5/6pm; free tours of the church, paid tours of the organ and tower;


Leipzig's original Krystallpalast, which first opened its doors in 1882, was one of Germany's largest entertainment venues at the end of the 19th century and featured international stars such as Josephine Baker and the Italian juggler Enrico Rastelli. 

Since 1994 the new Krystallpalast Variety Theatre has been continuing the work of its predecessor, which was destroyed during the Second World War. And once again, thrilling acrobatics, captivating music, hilarious comedy and great cuisine have come together to provide audiences with a variety experience of world renown.

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06.03.2019 - 23.06.2019

04.07.2019 - 07.07.2019

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Krystallpalast Varieté
Magazingasse 4
04109 Leipzig

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During the Bach Festival, Leipzig presents the multifaceted works of the baroque composer and highlights his close ties to the city. 

For more than 20 years, Johann Sebastian Bach was the cantor of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Today's Bach Festival sees internationally acclaimed musicians such as Masaaki Suzuki, Marcus Creed and Ton Koopman, together with Leipzig's famous St. Thomas choir and Gewandhaus Orchestra, honour the great composer at locations where he lived or worked.

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14.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

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Verschiedene Locations
04109 Leipzig

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Every November, euro-scene in Leipzig brings experimental theatre and innovative dance to Saxony from all over Europe. 

For six days, this festival of contemporary European theatre illustrates the latest developments in dance and theatre, with approx. 15 different guest plays totalling around 25 performances in various Leipzig venues. There's also a programme of discussions, workshops and films.

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05.11.2019 - 10.11.2019

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8 Spielstätten

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