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Explore Berlin by night

An idyllic gem in the heart of the big city

At Hotel Nikolai Residence you will not only stay quietly and in the middle of Berlin. Here you are in the heart of Berlin, because the Nikolaiviertel is the cradle of Berlin and an idyllic gem in the heart of the big city.

With your booking at the Hotel Nikolai Residence Berlin, you reserve yourself a place in the heart of Berlin and stay in the middle of a gem! and it's only a 7-minute walk from Alexanderplatz. You will find here your charming, small hotel in Berlin Mitte - an insider tip.

The Nikolai Quarter in the 12th century

In the Nikolai Quarter, Berlin was founded in the 12th century and is the oldest medieval core of today's capital. Until the Second World War, the Nikolai Quarter was a lively neighborhood with inns, stores and crafts. Artists like Kleist, Hauptmann or Strindberg lived here. The German poet Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, one of the most important poets of the German Enlightenment, lived in the Nikolai Quarter from 1752 to 1775. He finished "Minna von Barnhelm" here.

In 1944 the quarter was largely destroyed by bombing and reconstructed for Berlin's750th anniversary from 1981-1987.

Place of first legal proceedings in Berlin

There are still numerous traces from times gone by. Be it the oldest building in the city, the place of first court proceedings, where convicts were allowed to be spat at and kicked, or be it a real treasure from earlier centuries.