Niguliste Kirik—St Nicholas Church

Tallinn Estonia

[Evangelical Lutheran]

Church Website

This 13th and 15th century church is now a museum and concert hall. The excellent acoustics lend it to frequent organ recitals and concerts. The Estonian Art Museum's exhibits part of its permanent collection of medieval ecclesiastical art here.

This German church became Lutheran with the Reformation and dissolved in 1939 when the Baltic Germans emigrated. It was badly damaged in World War II and rebuilt during the Soviet era. A settlement was reached in 2018 allocating funds to the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, who then retracted claim to the church. It will remain the Niguliste Museum branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, housing the country's most valuable and internationally most significant art collection.