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"Nikolaiviertel - Nicholas Quarter" Nicholas' Quarter Tip by sue_stone

Nicholas' Quarter, Berlin: 34 reviews and 54 photos

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Located close to Alexanderplatz is the lovely Nikolaiviertel (Nicholas Quarter). Although it looks old, this area was completely re-created in 1987-88.

Its maze of little streets and medieval houses were created by architects to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the foundation of Berlin.
It is a great place to have a wander around, perhaps browse in some of the shops or stop off for a meal at one of the inviting looking restaurants.

Dominating the quarter is the Nikolaikirche (church), with its tall, thin twin spires. The church is Berlins oldest - built between 1220-1230 - though there has been several modifications to its appearance since then. Today the church is a museum and also a concert hall. It is appreciated by the experts because of its amazing acoustics.

Address: Nikolaikirchplatz, Berlin-Mitte
Directions: Nearest Subway: Klosterstrasse (U2)
Website: http://www.berlin-nikolaiviertel.de/ http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de/denkmal/denkmale_in_berlin/en/kirchen/nikolaikirche.shtml

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 11, 2006
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