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Editor's review

Or, maybe the oldest church in Berlin. There is some rivalry over this claim, between St Nicholas' and the nearby Church of Our Lady. But given that both were built over a period of a decade or more in the early 13th century, it's impossible to say which actually opened for prayer first.

St Nicholas' actually began life as a stone building with a fortress-style tower attached. It did not acquire its two spires, an iconic image of Berlin for many, until much later. That it is still standing at all is something of a miracle, and it has been restored often as the ravages of war and time have taken their toll over almost a thousand years.

Exhibits include a 600-year-old font of bronze, and a comparatively modern pulpit, dating as it does from 1714.

Editor & Berlin Local


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