The Nikolaiviertel not only lies in the very heart of Berlin, it is the place where it all began. The first mention of Berlin ... More
The Nikolaiviertel not only lies in the very heart of Berlin, it is the place where it all began. The first mention of Berlin in documents from 1251 referred to two settlements which are Berlin and Cölln. These are situated opposite each other on the banks of the River Spree. The settlement known as "Berlin" grew up around the market (now Molkenmarkt in the Nikolaiviertel) and the Nikolaikirche, named after Saint Nicholas, patron saint of merchants and fishermen. Destroyed during the War, many of the historic buildings were reconstructed for Berlin's 750th anniversary celebrations in 1987. Many are faithful reconstructions of the original buildings, while others are cheap concrete replicas. The baroque Knoblauchhaus and Ephraimpalais are classic examples of this sort of compromise which is partly old and partly new.
Located on the ground floor of the Deutsche Bank premises, a sandstone building constructed in the 1920, this represents a
unique joint venture between a bank and a museum. This exhibition space is a great addition to Berlin's museum ...
Sixty years after World War II, the city of Berlin unveiled its monument to the Jewish victims of the crimes
of the Third Reich. An international symbol of German atrocities, this controversial Holocaust memorial, located next to the Brandenburger ...
Located on the Lindenstraße, the Jüdisches Museum Berlin (Jewish Museum) documents the Jewish history and is a treat to all
fans of architecture. The museum was designed by Daniel Liebeskind and is considered to be a masterpiece of modern ...