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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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  • The Nikolai quarter is the oldest settlement area of Berlin. It is in the Center not far from Alexanderplatz. The Nikolai quarter was almost completely destroyed in World War 2. For the 750 anniversary of Berlin was rebuilt in 1987. Many buildings have been lovingly reconstructed. E.g. the townhouses on the whey market as well as behind the Nikolai Church are very successful. You can escape the city bustle here just fine for some time and browse in shops, and shopping. The physical well-being is protected by a high density of gastronomy. As the brewery Georgbräu, Zille de silence, or the Guest House to the rib are recommended. Guided tours and events are offered regularly. The Zille programs, E.g. "Zille juten room" are funny. A visit of the Nikolai quarter is an enrichment of each travel to Berlin.
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  • A short walk from Alexanderplatz, then work to the Museum Island, just past the Red Town Hall, we come to this small, sheltered area, which we found fairy-like and very romantic. the Church is one of the oldest in the city and is surrounded by small shops, typical restaurants and colourful autumn trees that added to the charm of the area. A really small village quiet in which dive if you want to escape from the traffic and noise of the city.
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  • Nikolaifiertel is a charming place in Mitte, and is the part of town where Berlin began in the 13th century. It was destroyed during the war and rebuilt with its medieval aspect from surveys of how she had been. Not to be missed. There are charming shops, cafes, restaurants, lies on the banks of the river Spree. I really enjoyed the small neighborhood.
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