Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Berlin Hbf) is the German capital's main station, located in the heart of Berlin just 10 minutes walk from the Reichstag and 15 minutes walk from the Brandenburg Gate. The impressive glass-and-steel station was formally opened in 2006, finally giving Berlin a single main railway terminal.
Nikolaiviertel occupies the area where Berlin was first founded in the early thirteenth century. The neighborhood's narrow and often pedestrianized streets are very popular with tourists. The area, which borders the Spree river, contained some of the oldest buildings in Berlin before it was turned into a wasteland at the end of the Second World War.