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  • Nikolaiviertel

    The Berlin Cathedral, the Nikolaiviertel with the 800-year-old St. Nikolai Church, the Red Town Hall and the TV Tower.

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  • Nikolaiviertel

    Prefabricated buildings with historicizing forms in Berlin's Nikolaiviertel.

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    Christmas in the Nikolaiviertel

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    Christmas in the Nikolaiviertel

Located in the heart of the city, the Nikolaiviertel is Berlin's oldest residential quarter and offers old-world coziness away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.

In the Nikolaiviertel, visitors can travel back to the Middle Ages right in the middle of Berlin. Small cobblestone alleys and low houses let you imagine what old Berlin once looked like. The Nikolaiviertel is Berlin's first and thus oldest residential neighborhood. Besides the Nikolai Church, the quarter offers old-world flair with its historical buildings, traditional restaurants and cozy coffee shops.

The Nikolaiviertel is a kind of open-air museum of the destroyed Old Berlin. In its present form, it was created for Berlin's 750th anniversary in 1987. The small neighborhood west of Alexanderplatz is dotted with numerous cafés and restaurants. Its landmark is the Nikolai Church, the oldest preserved building in Berlin which houses a museum of sacred sculptures. The church was built in 1230 and received its current form in the 15th century.

Historical Buildings in the Nikolaiviertel

Several historical buildings from the 16th to 18th centuries were reconstructed In the Nikolaiviertel. These include the Ephraim Palace, the inn "Zum Nussbaum", Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's residence and the Knoblauch House, which houses an exhibition on the Biedermeier period and the influential Knoblauch family. The ruins of the monastery church (around 1250), the Baroque Parochial Church (1703) and the Palais Podewils (1704) on nearby Klosterstraße also show visitors a glimpse of the neighborhood's past.


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Last edited: 22 August 2023