Berlin Sights

Nikolaiviertel (Nicholas Quarter)

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  • Nikolaiviertel, St. Nicholas' Church, Mitte, Berlin, Germany, Europe.

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Published 04/24/2016

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Renovated in the 1980s and a tad concrete-heavy as a result, this tiny quarter grew up around Berlin's oldest parish church, the medieval, twin-spire St. Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas's Church), now a museum, dating from 1230. The adjacent Fischerinsel (Fisherman's Island) area was the heart of Berlin almost 800 years ago, and retains a bit of its medieval character. At Breite Strasse you'll find two of Berlin's oldest buildings: No. 35 is the Ribbeckhaus, the city's only surviving Renaissance structure, dating from 1624, and No. 36 is the early-baroque Marstall, built by Michael Matthais between 1666 and 1669. The area feels rather artificial, but draws tourists to its gift stores, cafés, and restaurants.

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Church: Nikolaikirchpl., Berlin, Berlin, 10178, Germany



Published 04/24/2016


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