sights / Religious

Nikolaikirche information

Stralsund , Germany
Alter Markt
+49 3831 3831 299 799
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adult/child €2/free
Opening hours
9am-7pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun May-Sep, 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, noon-4pm Sun Oct-Apr
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The main portal of the soaring Nikolaikirche is reached via an entrance off the Alter Markt. This masterpiece of medieval architecture dates to 1270 and is modelled on Lübeck's Marienkirche. Its interior is redolent with colour and is filled with art treasures. The main altar (1708), designed by the baroque master Andreas Schlüter, shows the eye of God flanked by cherubs and capped by a depiction of the Last Supper.

Also worth a closer look are the high altar (1470), 6.7m wide and 4.2m tall, showing Jesus' entire life, and, behind the altar, a 1394-built (but no longer operational) astronomical clock .