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Nicholas Quarter, Berlin

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A reconstructed historic center, Nicholas Quarter of Alt-Berlin was founded in 1200. The two most well-known buildings are the Nicholas Church and the Ephraim-Palais. The latter was built for King Frederick II of Prussia's financier, Veital-Heine Ephraim. The palace was renovated in the 1980s, when it was opened to the public as a museum. Another nearby museum, the Biedermeier civic museum, is housed inside the Knoblauchhaus buildings with the Neoclassic facade. The area around these historic structures is interspersed with traditional restaurants and bars that serve up beer with a side of sauerkraut. The former prince-elector's house rests on the shores of the Spree river. Elector Eduard Knoblauch believed a white lady haunted the house, so he fled to his valet's house. Make Nicholas Quarter part of your personalized Berlin itinerary using our Berlin vacation route planner.
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  • It was on a sunny summer day. We went for a walk through the Nikolai district and wanted to drink coffee. Both were enjoyable and interesting. A beautiful neighborhood with beautiful old buildings.
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  • The old quarter's quaint, not very popular, but it is worth visiting; medieval architecture in open conflict with the air of the city.
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  • St. Nicholas is one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods. They are a few blocks away, but it has a special charm. I advise to go at sunset and in the night because the lights increases its charm. As the Center has the Church of St. Nicholas but in the square where the statue of St. George, take something in some of its terraces is a fantastic experience.
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