Nikolaikirche is famous for playing an instrumental part in the nonviolent movement that led to the downfall of the Berlin Wall. The church hosted ‘peace prayers’ as early as 1982, to show solidarity against the East German government and empowering the city’s citizens to confront injustices brought by the Wall. Held every Monday at 5pm, these prayer sessions are still held to this day. Starting in late 1989, the ‘peace prayers’ were followed by candlelit demonstrations, which reached their peak in October 1989, when some 70,000 citizens took to the streets to participate. Aside from this pivotal role in Germany’s history, the church also has a stunning interior which dates back to 1797 with Romanesque and Gothic roots.