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 St. Nicholas Monuments in Germany

St. Nicholas is often honored in Germany as patron saint of fishermen and sailors with monuments erected in towns and harbors. Click for larger images.

Osterath
The statue of St. Nicolaas with children is on a fountain outside the St. Nikolaus parish church.

Andernach
Two houses in Andernach have prominent St. Nicholas shrines, a reminder of the devotion to St. Nicholas in this river town. One of the Franciscan monastery churches, the Minoritenkirche St. Nikolaus, was built from 1350-1450 and dedicated to St. Nicholas. This statue is on a house on the town square. The statue was restored in 1841.

This statue is on a house close to the medieval gate near the Rhine river.

Duisburg
St. Nicholas stands at one of the little harbors connected with the Rhine; Duisburg has Europe's largest inland Rhine harbor. The statue is by artist Wolf Spitzer.

Duisburg statue
Photos: Marcus Vankan
Duisburg statue
Duisburg statue

Harbor

Münster
This statue of St. Nicholas commemorates a small Medieval gate of St. Nicholas on Straße Horsteberg that was near the Dom church. Münster is near Oberhausen.

Ebermannstadt
This statue by Harro Frey was placed outside the Ebermannstadt Parish Church St. Nikolaus in 1989.

Kevelaer
The people of Amsterdam gave this statue of St. Nicholas to a hostel for pilgrims in Kevelaer. The statue was from De Liefde, a church dedicated to Ss Nicolaas & Barbara, that was razed in 1990.

The statue of St. Nicolaas is on a private apartment above a confiserie and konditorei.

Trier
St. Nikolaus, on the Commerzbank building, is across from the Porta Nigra. The Porta Nigra (Black Gate in Latin) is the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. It is a World Heritage Site.

The statue of St. Nicolaas in Trier's Rheinland Platz.

Cologne
St. Nikolaus, patron saint of seafarers, stands guard on the River Severin, close to the Severinsbrücke.

Sülz (Cologne)
St. Nikolaus statue identifies the St. Nikolaus parish hall that provides day care for young children.

Würzburg
St. Nikolaus, patron saint of river boatmen, on the bridge over the Main River. There are six statues on the bridge.

Niederemmel
The statue of St. Nicolaas,patron saint of river boatmen, is on the bridge over the Rhine, connecting Niederemmel with Piesport.

Brüggen
The statue of St. Nicolaas with children is across from the St. Nikolaus Kirche, at the entrance to a shop for wooden toys and nativity sets. It is carved from a tree trunk.

Dieblich
St. Nikolaus, patron saint of riverboatmen, is shown blessing a captain, ship and those pulling the boat along the river Mosel. The 1980 fresco is on a house on the main street.

Ediger
St. Niklolaustrasse has a statue of St. Nikolaus.

On the Mosel, near Bernkastel-Kues
The Altes Fährhaus zum Hl. St. Nikolaus is along the Mosel where the ferry used to cross to Rachtig. Built in the 1700s, it provided a safe place to wait for the ferry. The Marian Brotherhood in Rachtig carried out renovations in 2010.

Neuerburg Updated!
The statue of St. Nicolaas is in a fountain.

St Nikolaus in fountain
Photo: Neuerburg

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