Summer and sunshine – the travel season is open and we look forward to our visitors from all over the world. There are plenty of sights to discover in Berlin. The Kudamm of course and the Potsdamer Platz. But the oldest of all sights in Berlin awaits you directly at Alexanderplatz and the Rotes Rathaus – the Nikolaiviertel.

Many are wondering where the Berlin bear actually lives? We can reveal a secret today: here in the Nikolaiviertel and with his whole family. In the teddy shop, right next to the well-known attraction, the Nikolaikirche, right there where Berlin was born.

But not only the Berlin bear can be found here, if you really want to feel like a Berliner, you can sing along with the most famous organ grinders in Berlin, the typical Berlin hits, such as “Unter’n Linden, unter’n Linden”, “Das Lied von der Krumme Lanke” and “The Spree still flows through Berlin”.

If you’re lucky, you might even meet Old Fritz, Heinrich Zille or historical ladies from the Baroque to Imperial times here in the Nikolaiviertel, who are happy to be photographed with visitors and who wouldn’t like to have a historical photo of Berlin?

Whether it’s Berliner Bär, Alter Fritz or Heinrich Zille, if you want to enjoy Berlin cuisine after walking through all the eras, it’s best to go to one of the rustic restaurants such as Zum Nußbaum, Zille Stube or Mutter Hoppe and enjoy there a molle, that’s what people call Berlin beer, pork knuckle, meatballs or currywurst. There are not only sights in Berlin, but delicious food.

And if you would like to stay in the Nikolaiviertel when you visit Berlin, you can settle down in our Hotel Nikolai Residence. Welcome to the summer of 2014 – and if you feel like it, you can find a lot more information about Nikolaiviertel on Wikipedia .