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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. To visit Nicholas Quarter on your trip to Berlin, use our Berlin road trip planning app.
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  • Close to the hustle and bustle of Alexander Platz but a lot calmer and quieter. While a lot of the original medieval town was destroyed by allied bombing, it has been rebuilt in keeping with its...  more »
  • The Nicholas quarter, tucked away between the red town hall of Berlin (Rote Rathaus) and the Spree river, the quarter running along side the Marx Engels forum/park. I actually bungled my way into the....  more »

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