St. Nicholas Church

Experience World Heritage: Visit St. Nicholas Church virtually:

360 degree tour

This church, originally built in Romanesque style, was erected between 1185 and 1190, making it the second oldest church in Freiberg. Of the Romanesque building fabric, the towers are essentially still preserved today - although from 1750 the transformation to the current Baroque view took place.

Today, the building with its ornate decoration is used as a concert and conference hall and offers an impressive ambience for a variety of events and exhibitions.

From Romanesque to Baroque

As early as 1200, there was a significant expansion of the church building: the indented choir with a small altar niche (apse) was integrated. However, the last great fire in Freiberg in 1484 almost completely destroyed the Nikolai Church. The old, destroyed choir was rebuilt and the sacristy with its net-ribbed vault was added. In 1630 the west towers were added and in 1750-53 the church was rebuilt in the Baroque style under the direction of Johann Gottlieb Ohndorf and Johann Christoph Knöffel. The high altar by G. Stecher with the altarpiece by C.W.E. Dietrich also dates from this period.

Redevelopment and new orientation

In the 70s of the 20th century, the church was used as a warehouse and prop room for the neighboring theater. In 1992, the extensive renovation began, during which the Romanesque double-tower facade of the original building was preserved. On May 2, 2002, the Nikolai Church was reopened as a concert and conference hall.

Events: Church for rent

The concert and conference hall offers seating for approx. 700 people. The nave and the two galleries have seating and can be used variably. The underfloor heating and flexibly controllable, state-of-the-art lighting technology provide the perfect setting for a wide variety of events. In addition to concerts, the St. Nicholas church also offers an unforgettable ambience for conferences, company celebrations and festive events.

Concerts & Shows

From classical to rock & pop to dance shows - everything is possible! Give your audience an incomparable experience: a show in the ambience of a beautiful baroque church. With the stage in front of the artistically crafted ceiling-high altar and excellent acoustics in the nave, every show and every concert in the Nikolaikirche will be a unique experience.


Ute Freudenberg, Gunther Emmerlich, Richard Claydermann, Giora Feidmann, Mittelsächsische Philharmonie, Dresdner Kreuzchor, Michael Hirte, Marshall&Alexander, The very Best of Black Gospel, Musical Night, De Randfichten and many more


  • up to 700 people (seating in rows in the nave and seating in two galleries)

  • Sound and lighting technology available

  • Orchestra concerts with up to 50 musicians possible (chairs and music stands available)

  • Advance ticket sales via the Tourist Information Freiberg

  • Arranging artist catering and various gastronomy services


Welcome your guests in the festive atmosphere of the ornately decorated baroque church. With a buffet at the altar, a cocktail bar in the galleries, moderation directly from the pulpit or a dance floor with DJ in front of the stage, your private celebration or corporate event will be an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. The St. Nicholas Church is also the perfect venue for wedding celebrations with its diverse design options.

Companies that have already used the unusual setting of the St. Nicholas Church for their evening events include: Vattenfall Europe AG, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Historische Freiberger Berg- und Hüttenknappschaft, Freiberg City Council - New Year's reception of the Mayor and many more.


  • up to 300 people (banquet seating)

  • Arranging individual catering according to your wishes

  • Finding contacts for your supporting programme (e.g. show cooking, bands, entertainers, etc.)


Host meetings or official receptions in a very special setting: The bright baroque Nikolai Church promises your participants an incomparable conference experience. With a view of the ornately decorated altar, surrounded by richly detailed galleries, there is one thing your event will certainly not be: ordinary.

The following organisations have already used this unique conference ambience:

German Sports Federation, Association of German Tour Guides, Saxon State Office for the Environment, Agriculture and Geology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and many more.


  • up to 180 people (parliamentary seating)

  • Arrangement of conference equipment (beamer, screen, interpreter, etc.)

  • Determination of individual catering (e.g. lunch, coffee set, buffet)

  • Arrangement of accommodation and booking of your guests by the Tourist Information Freiberg

  • Organisation of your social programme (artists, sights, cultural programme)


Have you always wanted to get married in a church, even though you don't belong to any denomination? In the Nikolai Church you can be married by registrars in front of the imposing altar and then celebrate with your wedding party in a magnificent atmosphere in the heart of Freiberg's Old Town. Wedding buffet, bridal bouquet toss, dance with band or DJ - everything is possible. Your most beautiful day in life will always remain unforgettable in your memory.


  • up to 300 people (banquet seating)

  • Vermittlung von Dekorationsausstattern, Blumen, etc.

  • Arrangement of decoration suppliers, flowers, etc.

  • Finding artists and a cultural programme to design the social programme

  • Marriage by registrars of the city of Freiberg possible from May to September in the church



  • individual seating as desired
  • individual seat numbering
  • Can be used all year round due to well-tempered room climate (underfloor heating)
  • Barrier-free access to the nave
  • Cloackroom
  • Hanging device for pictures (exhibition)
  • Toilet facilities incl. WC for the disabled

SeatingTotalChurch naveEmporiums
Row700378322 (1st + 2nd Empore)
Banquet300180120 (1st Empore)
Parlamentary180180 -
Stand-up recepetion50045050 (1st Empore)
Diverse320200120 (1st Empore)
Area (sqm)675375300 (4 x 75)
L x W (m) - 25 x 15*25 x 8*

*Width varies between 8 to 15 m due to columns

Equipment/technical facilities

  • Försterflügel (Grand piano)

  • 50 music stands

  • Orchestra seating

  • Height adjustable lectern

  • 35 tables (140 x 80 cm), 6 tables (80 x 40 cm)

  • 80 conference tables (50 x 160 cm), of which 10 tables with panelling

  • Basic set-up technical facilities (basic equipment)

  • individual lighting through adjustable lighting technology (incl. stage lighting)

  • Tonanlage

  • 25 stage panels in various heights

  • Power connections (16, 32, 63 ACEE)

  • Further technical facilities for events available

Renting / Organiser information

Philipp Cieslak

Schloßplatz 6
09599 Freiberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 273655


Konzert- und Tagungshalle Nikolaikirche

An der Nikolaikirche 1
09599 Freiberg

Tel.: +49 (0) 3731 / 273 664
Fax: +49 (0) 3731 / 273 665

Opening hours

For visits outside of events, the Concert and Conference Hall is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00.

Opening hours may vary due to wedding ceremonies, events and holiday periods.

Attention: Seats in the second row of the 1st and 2nd gallery are listening seats and do not offer a view of the stage.

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