Nicholas Square

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The airy and welcoming Nicholas Square unites the traditional and the modern. It used to be the site of the Gothic Church of St. Nicholas. Built in the year 1265, it was torn down in 1873 as it had become too dilapidated. The layout of the former church has been marked out with paving slabs on the square. The square used to be located on the edge of the town’s merchant quarter. After St. Nicholas’ Church had been pulled down, citizens had to join congregations at St. John’s and the Church of Our Lady. Some of the church’s fittings and fixtures were distributed among other houses of worship in Wernigerode, for example an artfully worked Renaissance pulpit made for the Church of St. Nicholas in 1611 now resides at the Church of the Cross in the south of the town. The pulpit staircase is adorned with the crests of well-known local families...

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