"The Rider of Nikolaiviertel ? St. George Statue" Top 5 Page for this destination Nicholas' Quarter Tip by Kakapo2

Nicholas' Quarter, Berlin: 34 reviews and 54 photos

  Dramatic Scene thanks to the dark sky.
by Kakapo2

At the Spree end of Propststraße (in Nikolaiviertel) you find a spectacular bronze statue. It depicts St. George fighting against the dragon. It was created by the artist August Kiss in 1853.

The statue has been relocated twice until it found its actual site on the banks of the river Spree. Originally it sat in the courtyard of Berlin?s City Castle that does not exist anymore. In 1951 when the GDR regime ordered the demolition of the castle?s remains St. George found a new home in Volkspark Friedrichshain until it was transported to the banks of the Spree.

From its current location you have a great view towards Museumsinsel with the Spree bridges and especially to Berliner Dom.

Address: Spreepromenade, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Directions: U-Bahn U2, station Klosterstraße or Märkisches Museum/Inselstraße, S- and U-Bahn station Alexanderplatz
Website: http://berlin-nikolaiviertel.com/

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2007
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