For nearly 800 years, the Nikolai Church dominates the center of Berlin. The field stone basement floors of the twin tower plant are considered the oldest areas of Berlin, which are still preserved. The church was destroyed in the fighting at the end of the second world war to the foundation walls and at first remained in ruins exist. As part of the upcoming 750th anniversary of Berlin in 1987, it was fully rebuilt from 1980 to 1987. Today, the Nikolai Church presents as a living museum with a stunning exhibition to its 800-year history and its importance to the city. It is also the location for many events, concerts and readings.