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Berlin´s birthplace

Nikolaiviertel

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Why locals love it

Berlin, as you may have realized, is quite a modern city. But even Berliners sometimes like to indulge in former times and take a stroll to the area of Nikolaiviertel. Berlin was founded here around the year 1200 and it is the closest the city has to an old town. Unfortunately it was completely destroyed in World War II and only rebuilt in 1987.

Why you should visit it

The area is fairly small and malicious people might say since that since the rebuilding it feels like Disneyland in midst of Berlin´s concrete-and-steel architecture. But if you are in search of wandering calm pedestrian streets, seeing some neoclassical façades and visiting St. Nicholas (the oldest church of Berlin), you should come here.

Special tip

Ephraim Palais with its outstanding Rococo façade was once called "Berlin´s finest corner". It´s situated at the intersection Mühlendamm/Poststraße.

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Amazing, the middle ages in the centre of Berlin, just a short walk from the TV tower back to buildings from the 13th century, worth exploring
An Inactive User
Local
August 21, 2020
it's interesting and worth visiting!
bijan
Local
August 3, 2018

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