St. Nicolai Church (Nikolaikirche), Frankfurt

St. Nicolai Church (Nikolaikirche), Frankfurt

The St. Nikolai Church was the chapel used by the imperial court from 1290 to the 14th century. The building is located near the Romerberg Square in Frankfurt.

The St. Nikolai church was dedicated to St. Nikolai of Bari the patron saint of boatmen. The style of architecture is early Gothic. In the 15th century a tower with a leveled roof and balcony were added to the existing structure. The church has a double aisle hall with a high Gothic choir. A watchman sat in the steeple of the church and sounded a bugle when boats or ships went up and down the Main River. The bugle was also sounded when fires were sighted like the modern day fire alarm. The church has three bells and a carillon with 47 bells. The balcony at the top served as a viewing gallery for aristocrats when passion plays and other events took place in the Plaza below.

The acoustics in the church is well known among German and international visitors. Organ concerts, hand bells, trumpets, choirs and brass bands are hosted through the year at the building. Visitors can also climb the spiral stairway to the gallery for a spectacular view of the Romerberg Plaza.
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Sight Name: St. Nicolai Church (Nikolaikirche)
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Old Town Walk   Downtown Churches of Frankfurt  

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Skyscrapers in Frankfurt

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