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Location address: Deutschland, Hamburg, Hamburg
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The Gothic Revival Church of St. Nicholas (German: St.-Nikolai-Kirche) was formerly one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen (main churches) in the city of Hamburg. It is now in ruins, serving as a memorial and an important architectural landmark. When Hamburg residents mention the Nikolaikirche, it is generally to this church that they are referring, and not the new Hauptkirche of St. Nicholas, which is located in the Harvestehude district.
At the time the 147 m high tower was finished in 1874, the Church of St. Nicholas was the highest building in the world until the completion of the cathedral of Rouen in 1876. Second to the TV tower, the tower of the church is still the second highest building in Hamburg.
St. Nikolai is now in ruins, but it was one of the 5 main churches of Hamburg. It was destroyed during air raids of World War II.
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