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Church of St. Nicholas is one of several attractive churches in Wismar. I was surprised to find out that this is the second highest brick basilica church in the world! Even more surprising was that the highest is in Lubeck where I lived for a couple of years. Looking at these beautiful places which I visited in the pre-digital times I wish I could re-visit them someday again…

About the church from Wikipedia:
The Church St. Nicholas of Wismar was built from 1381 until 1487 as a church for sailors and fishermen. St. Nicholas is one of the finest testaments to mediaeval brick architecture in northern Germany. Based upon the design of Marienkirche (Saint Mary's) in Lübeck it is the second highest brick basilica church in the world after St. Mary's of Lübeck. St. Nicholas along with St. Mary's and St. George's, is one of the three great churches that dominate the skyline of the city of Wismar and since 2002 it is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old Hanseatic City.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7386 W: 106 N: 19410] (74329)
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