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The Basilica of St. Nicholas is one of the five Lutheran churches in Hamburg. Currently, the church is in ruins and is both a memorial and a popular tourist attraction in the city.
The first church was erected from wood in the 11th century, and was the second religious building after Hamburg cathedral. The construction of the stone church began in 1335. At the end of the construction work, the church had three naves and was made in the North German Gothic style. Throughout the history of its existence, the church has been rebuilt and expanded several times. The tower was built in 1517. In 1589, after a severe fire, the temple was rebuilt.
The building of the current temple was built in 1846-1863. In 1874-1876, the Church of St. Nicholas was considered the tallest building in the world. Today it continues to be the second tallest building in Hamburg. During the Second World War, the temple was seriously damaged, and further continued to deteriorate, since work on its restoration was not undertaken until the end of the 1980s. It was decided to carry out only reconstruction of the tower, so that it would become safe for visiting tourists.
In 1993, in memory of those killed during the Second World War, the church was made a memorial, and bells were installed on its tower ... A special elevator taking tourists to the top of the tower was launched in 2005.
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Topic: St. Nicholas Church in Germany, Hamburg resort.