Essential Architecture-  Berlin

Nikolaiviertel or St. Nicholas Quarter and Nikolaikirche

architect

various

location

Nikolaiviertel, east Berlin

date

founded 13th century, heavily bombed and rebuilt by East Germans

style

various

construction

various

type

Outdoor space Church
 
 
 
 
   
   
Founded in the 13th century, the Nikolaiviertel (St Nicholas Quarter) is the reconstructed historical heart of the German capital, Berlin, located five minutes away from Alexanderplatz. It is bounded by the river Spree, Rathausstraße, Spandauer Straße and Mühlendamm. The Nikolai Church (Nikolaikirche) lies at the centre of the district.

The small area is famous for its traditional German restaurants and bars. Between 1997 and 1999 all the houses were refurbished, giving the area an unmistakable appearance.

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