St. Nicholas Church in Potsdam

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© Bärwinkel,Klaus/cc-by-3.0

© Bärwinkel,Klaus/cc-by-3.0

St. Nicholas Church (German: St. Nikolaikirche) in Potsdam is a Lutheran church under the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Upper Lusatia of the Evangelical Church in Germany on the Old Market Square (Alter Markt) in Potsdam. The central plan building in the Classicist style and dedicated to Saint Nicholas was built to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the years 1830 to 1837.

The tambour of the 77-metre-high church that towers above the roofs of the city was built later, from 1843 to 1850. Its construction was taken over by Ludwig Persius and, from 1845, Friedrich August Stüler.

Cupola © The weaver/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Bärwinkel,Klaus/cc-by-3.0 Nicolaikirche circa 1928-1944 © Bundesarchiv/cc-by-sa-3.0-de © Konstantindegeer/cc-by-sa-4.0 Main organ © Sol Octobris/cc-by-sa-4.0 Ruine der Nicolaikirche © Bundesarchiv/cc-by-sa-3.0-de
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Nicolaikirche circa 1928-1944 © Bundesarchiv/cc-by-sa-3.0-de
Towards the end of the Second World War, the church was hit during the British air raid on Potsdam and subsequently badly damaged by Soviet artillery fire. After many years of rebuilding the church was re-consecrated in 1981 by the Evangelical Parish of St. Nicholas, Potsdam, and, today, is open to visitors. In addition to the normal church services, concert events are also held in the church.

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