Leipzig Churches and Cathedral

(Leipzig, Saxony, Germany)

Picture of St. Nicholas Cathedral (Nikolaikirche) in LeipzigAround Leipzig you will discover a number of stunning churches and chapels, none of which are more impressive the St. Nicholas Cathedral.

Better known as simply Nikolaikirche, St. Nicholas Cathedral is the biggest church in the city of Leipzig and of extreme historical significance.

Nearby, a number of churches grace the city's public squares and surrounding streets, adding bags of character to the city centre. Leipzig's main churches are below.

Interior photo of Leipzig's St. Nicholas Cathedral (Nikolaikirche)

St. Nicholas Cathedral (Nikolaikirche)

Address: Nikolaikirchhof 3, Leipzig, D-04109, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 960 5270
Many peaceful and crowded demonstrations have taken place at St. Nicholas Cathedral over the years, including the 'prayers for peace' in the 1980s, which contributed to the subsequent changes within East Germany. At more than 800 years old, St. Nicholas Cathedral is filled with ancient features and boasts a huge interior, complete with vaulted ceiling and dramatic pillars. With three naves and a number of Gothic-style chapels, the exterior of the church is a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: no charge

Church of Peace (Friedenskirche)

Address: Kirchplatz 9, Leipzig, D-04155, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 564 5509

Photo of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche), Leipzig

St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)

Address: Thomaskirchhof 18, Leipzig, D-04109, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 960 2855

Church of Peter (Peterskirche)

Address: Schletterstrasse 5, Leipzig, D-04107, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 213 1612

Russian Orthodox Church (Russische Gedächtniskirche)

Address: Philip-Rosenthal-Strasse 51a, Leipzig, D-04103, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0341 878 1453