Hamburg WWII museum

This item appears on page 62 of the November 2013 issue.

In downtown Hamburg, a new museum has been built in the former crypt of the famous St. Nikolai Church (last rebuilt in 1846), which was partially destroyed during World War II.

Opened on Sept. 1, 2013, the new permanent exhibition (presented in English and German) is divided into four themed sections: St. Nikolai Church’s history, Hamburg before and during the war, consequences of the city’s destruction, and memories of the war plus its impact.

Inside the one remaining spire of the church, there is a 76-meter-high observation deck reached by a glass-enclosed elevator.

Admission to both the museum and tower costs €3.70 (near $5). Contact the museum (Willy-Brandt-Straße 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany; phone +49 40 37 11 25).