Visit the “birth place” of Berlin: the Nicolai Quarter (in German: Nikolaiviertel) which is located between the Spree river and the town hall with the imposing Nicolai Church in its center. After the destruction during WWII, the quarter was later rebuilt as a kind of open air museum with numerous nice coffees and restaurants with local cuisine. On this city tour we will show you this piece of the old, original Berlin. Among other sites, we will visit the house of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the “dragon slayer”, the “most beautiful corner” of Berlin and the smallest alley of the city.
- Private tour
- Local tour guide
- Historic district of Berlin
- Romantic district at the Spree River
Date and time:
City Town Hall (near Alexanderplatz)
English, German, other languages upon request
Prices (incl. all taxes):
Small groups of up to 9 travelers € 119 per group
Groups of 10 or more travelers € 12 per person
Groups of 20 or more travelers € 9 per person
Groups of 40 or more travelers: please request an offer
If you wish to be picked up in the lobby of your hotel, the tour lasts 30 minutes longer, the surcharge is € 3 per person (minimum € 30 in total) and tickets for public transportation are required.
Offer and Booking:
Book the tour online using the yellow „Book now“ button on this page. For questions or to receive an individual offer with price and tour suggestion use the contact form on this page or simply call us at +49-30-220 11 88 89 (Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time). Cancellations and changes – including a change of the number of participants – are free of charge, provided that they are made not later than 48 hours before the start of the tour – payments already made will be reimbursed.
If there are more than 30 people, the group will be split and a second guide will be assigned at no extra charge. The tour can be customized according to your individual needs.
On the central Spree island lies the medieval nucleus of Berlin – the Nicolai Quarter. Almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, the GDR reconstructed historical buildings in 1987 and mixed them with new buildings that convey the illusion of an old town. The search for the origin of Berlin also takes us to the old inn called “Zum Nussbaum”, which once stood at another place, but was reconstructed and moved to the Nicolai Quarter. Today the Nicolai Quarter is a nice neighborhood with small souvenir shops, museums and restaurants with local cuisine.
Other highlights of the city tour are:
- Berlin City Seal and Historic Fountain
- Waterfront promenade on the Spree with the monument of the fighting St. George
- Ephraim Palace – Rococo Palais with golden balcony bars
- Nicolai Church – Berlin’s oldest church
- Berlin City Hall – also called the “Red City Hall” because it is made of red bricks
- Lessinghaus – home of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
- Eiergasse – the smallest alley of Berlin
- Knoblauchhaus – Museum with original furnishings of the Biedermeier era
If you would like to know more about Berlin’s history after the tour, visit the permanent exhibition in the Nicolai Church about its 800-year-old history.
The Knoblauchhaus is a museum of the Biedermeier era. It is one of the few surviving 18th-century town houses. Its name refers to the fact that it was the former residence of the family called Knoblauch. Admission is free.