Enjoy your stay! Quiet, central Berlin Hotel at Nikolai Quarter
With your stay at Hotel Nikolai Residence you can spend the night calm and sleep well. Our hotel is in the historic Nikolaiviertel right in middle of Berlin at in Berlin-Mitte. The Nikolai quarter, known to Berliners as the Nikolaiviertel, is the oldest residential area of Berlin – and Berlin’s cradle.
The Nikolaiviertel is a nice contrast to the open spaces of Alexanderplatz and the Television Tower although it is just a few walking minutes away.
With your stay in the Hotel Nicolai Residence in the Nicolai Quarter you are in the area where Berlin was founded in 1237. It is the very core of Berlin.
Explore the Nikolai Quarter
Circa 1200, the St. Nicholas church was built, a late Romanesque stone basilica. The church developed round a settlement with two main areas: Berlin, which was a somewhat larger settlement locate east of the river Spree and Cölln, which was situated directly across from Berlin on the western shore.
Until the Second World War, the Nikolai Quarter was a living area with taverns, shops and craft shops. 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 Nikolai Quarter 1752 to 1775. He finished here, “Minna von Barnhelm“.
In 1944 the district was largely destroyed by bombing and reconstructed for the 750th anniversary of Berlin’s 1981-1987. There are still numerous traces of past times. Whether it is the oldest building in the city, the „Gerichtslaube“ (today a restaurant) council seat and building symbol of free jurisdiction. The „Zum Nussbaum“ at Fischerstraße was on of Berlin’s oldest gable houses – it became known through Otto Nagel, Heinrich Zille and Claire Waldorf.
Main attractions you should not miss
The main attractions, in addition to the St. Nicholas church, include the Ephraim Palace, a masterpiece of palace architecture of the 18th century Berlin. Equally beautiful is the Baroque style Knoblauch house built in 1760, which offers insight into the Biedermeier period. „Berliner Schnauze“ by Zille you are able to experience in the Theater im Nikolaiviertel – it is worth a visit.
In addition to several cafes and restaurants, there are small shops in the winding streets around the Nikolai Church with the two twin towers to discover.
At our partner restaurant “Reinhard’s” you are having excellent breakfast and dinner.Passing the massive swing door you find yourself in the world of the Golden Twenties. If the whether is nice relax outside on the terrace or in the garden.
With your stay at the Hotel Residence Nicolai, you have a unbeatable quiet, central location and you can also experience the most beautiful historic area in central Berlin: The Nikolai Quarter.
We look forward to welcoming you!