360 degree view of the museum's interior

St. Nicholas' Church Museum

In the permanent exhibition of the Nikolaikirche Museum, you will encounter eight hundred years of history and culture in an important medieval building.

The Nikolaikirche has shaped the Nikolaiviertel and the center of Berlin for almost eight centuries: once as a place of worship, now as a museum of church, building and city history. The basement floors of the twin tower, made of field stones, are considered to be the oldest preserved rooms in Berlin.


Experience the Nikolaikirche Museum like you've never seen it before! The 360 ​​° tour gives insights into the exhibition in words, images and sounds and let YOU discover the building from inside and outside, sometimes from completely new perspectives. Come in!

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A centre for civic engagement

External view of the Nikolaikirche © Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Cornelius M. Braun

The Nikolaikirche was more than just a religious centre and burial place for important Berlin families; it was also the city council church and an historically significant location. The first assembly of the city council was sworn into office in it in 1809. Shortly after German reunification, the first freely-elected Berlin-wide city parliament convened here in 1991. From 1939, the Nikolaikirche was no longer used as a church; in 1987 it was re-purposed as a museum. Following comprehensive renovation, it has once more been open to visitors from the entire world since 2010. 

Embark on an acoustic discovery tour through the Nikolaikirche with the audio guide! The 17 audio chapters give exciting insights into 800 years of city, cultural and building history.

Stadtmuseum Berlin · Museum Nikolaikirche - English audio guide

A double spire in the city centre

The church has been structurally and stylistically transformed several times over the course of its history. Its construction and furnishings have reflected the creative civic drive and economic power of the people of Berlin. Since the end of the 19th century, its distinctive double towers have defined the skyline of the city centre. During the Second World War, in 1944, a bombing raid completely destroyed the Nikolaikirche. It remained in ruins until reconstruction began in 1984. Thanks to the financial support of the European Union, the Stadtmuseum Berlin was able to renovate the building from 2008 to 2010 in order to make it visitor-friendly. With its tumultuous history, the Nikolaikirche is now once again an intact historic monument.

Nikolaikirche as a concert hall

St. Nikolai is not just a history museum. It is also great venue for concerts, such as Nikolaikirche's weekly Friday Concerts and other musical events. 

St. Nicholas' Church Museum

Opening times

daily | 10am - 6pm
Sun | 19 Jun | 10am - 2pm


Adults: €5.00/Concessions: €3.00
Free admission under 18 years of age

Tickets in available 14 days in advance of the desired date of your visit online or on the day of your visit online or on site (depending on availability)>> Ticketshop

Note: When visiting the museum, please follow the hygiene regulations.

Disability and access

Details at Mobidat (in German).