Germany’s largest Wilhelminian quarter was an artists’ quarter in GDR times. Today, “Prenzlberg” is a paradise for lovers of beautifully renovated old buildings and high-quality modern residential architecture. Gastronomic diversity, cosy spaces with beautiful shops and a family-friendly infrastructure make the district extremely desirable.
Cosmopolitan and relaxed
Prenzlauer Berg’s past as a trendy neighbourhood and home to East Berlin artists and intellectuals is still evident – even though a lot has happened in the meantime. The once dreary facades of the Wilhelminian style buildings now shine in light powder shades; the spacious, well-cut flats have been renovated to a high standard. In between: cafés, restaurants, boutiques, playgrounds, organic markets and the Mauerpark as a large, green recreation area and again modern residential architecture. The northern district, often chided for its new bourgeoisie, has become a showcase for beautiful, safe and family-friendly urban living in the decades since reunification. Prenzlauer Berg has become international and equally attractive to working singles and young families. It is a feel-good neighbourhood with a high proportion of academics and a high income structure. Living in Prenzlauer Berg is desirable for many – the demand for old and new buildings is constantly high.
Highlights & Tips
The picture-book neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg stretches between Danziger Strasse and Metzer Strasse, with its historic Wilhelminian-style facades and wide, tree-lined cobblestone streets. Here you will discover many good addresses for a Sunday brunch. With the farmers’ market on Saturdays and the eco-market on Thursdays, Kollwitzplatz has two of the best weekly markets in the city. And “MDC Cosmetic”, the most exclusive beauty store in Berlin.
This is what Prenzlauer Berg was missing: a cosy café-restaurant where you can spend a whole day. In the morning, Café Frieda on Helmholtzplatz serves a great breakfast with homemade sourdough bread, and at lunchtime a varied lunch menu. In the evening, this place, which reminds you a little of Copenhagen with its bright interior and open kitchen, transforms into a restaurant with extremely exciting cuisine. If you want to try more: the owners also run “Mrs Robinson’s” on Pappelallee, one of the most interesting restaurants in Berlin.
A bar with its own creations in Winskiez: In Winsstraße, the small bar with a Scandinavian-inspired interior invites you to linger. Since 2017, the Krom Bar has been run by two longtime bartenders from Watergate. Know-how flows into the self-created drinks, of which the house schnapps Kromling and the tonic water made in-house are particularly noteworthy. The furnishings are tasteful and implemented with great attention to detail – selected, modern and Scandinavian interior with cozy atmosphere.
In 2022, the restaurant was awarded a MICHELIN STERN for the first time, making it one of the best restaurants in Germany and Berlin. A harmonious composition of honest basic products, which are implemented with craftsmanship, taking into account innovative further development of regional and global cuisine. “Who likes it culinary modern, who appreciates uncomplicated atmosphere, who has a high demand for quality, comes in the “Bricole” fully at his expense.” Guide MICHELIN 2022.
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The metropolitan district
The former eastern district is a magnet for new Berliners from all over the world, and it is correspondingly young and lively here. There are plenty of restaurants and places to go out, a strong startup scene and many young families. There are still many open spaces here - the forecast for purchase and rental price development is correspondingly positive.
Idyll with city view
Falkensee in Brandenburg has experienced a real boom in recent years. Located in the idyllic Havelland region just outside Berlin, the green town on Falkenhagener See is a real family paradise with lots of nature, a growing cultural scene and an excellent infrastructure. And the capital is only a stone's throw away.
Cool, creative - always wanted
Berlin-Kreuzberg is a district full of contrasts. With its renovated old buildings and its diverse, international cultural scene, the district is a charming mix of idyll and casual savoir-vivre. Kreuzberg attracts young people, but also more and more young families - living here is correspondingly sought-after.
Cosmopolitan, the place to be
History in motion, that is Berlin-Mitte. Nowhere can you experience the Berlin feeling more directly than here, where Prussian history and GDR past meet pulsating life, modern art, culture and architecture. Mitte is the center of the capital: as multifaceted as the whole of Berlin.
Much more than an insider tip
The cozy, centrally located Moabit with its beautiful old buildings and quiet residential streets is gradually awakening from its slumber. The former working-class district has a lot of historic, mostly renovated buildings, a mature infrastructure with the best shopping opportunities and many cafés and restaurants. Moabit is back!
Scene neighborhood with 1,000 facets
The most international and diverse of all Berlin's boroughs: from the hip scene neighborhood in the north to the village idyll in southern Rudow and Britz, you'll find it all here. Neukölln, with its proximity to Tempelhofer Feld and the new Berlin airport, has experienced an unprecedented upswing in recent years - this is also reflected in the rising real estate prices.
Nature unites with lifestyle & culture
The former noble district of East Berlin with its numerous Gründerzeit buildings is still characterized by the upper middle class today. It has been joined by many young families, who appreciate the good transport links, excellent shopping facilities and proximity to extensive green spaces such as the Botanical People's Park in the northernmost district of the capital.
Beautiful living in Berlin
It's nicer to live in Schöneberg. The mature district with its beautiful old buildings is home to numerous families, and at the same time there is still a lively neighborhood culture here. The new Gleisdreieckpark with its attractive modern residential development is a magnet for all those who like it green, relaxed and sporty even in the big city.
Green forests, lots of water and an old town
Almost like country life: The relaxed Spandau offers greenery, proximity to water, historically grown village centers and quite a lot of space. The former Slavic settlement on the western edge of Berlin is well connected to the inner-city districts - the metropolis can be reached quickly from Spandau, yet it is still quite far away.
Urban living in green
In Berlin's green center you live centrally and at the same time very relaxed. Here you will find modern architecture in the government district and around the main train station, lavishly renovated old buildings in the Lützow neighborhood and midcentury architectural monuments in the Hansa district. An attractive mix - surrounded by the city's green lung.
Green multicultural in the middle of Berlin
Now Wedding is really coming: The traditional working-class neighborhood characterized by diversity is now Berlin's youngest trendy district. Students and young families are discovering many new restaurants and cafés in the centrally located district, which borders Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. With Volkspark Humboldthain, Wedding even has its own green oasis.
Noble life in new splendor
Berlin-Wilmersdorf is grown bourgeoisie. The shopping opportunities, theaters and restaurants are first class, people meet in specialty stores and at their favorite Italian restaurant. There are stately old buildings here as well as modern residences for the highest demands. You don't move away from Wilmersdorf, you arrive here.