Feels like the countryside: The relaxed Spandau has lots of greenery, water, a historic town center and plenty of space. The former Slavic settlement on the western edge of Berlin is well connected to the inner city districts and can be reached quickly from Spandau.
A huge potential
Spandau is its own city within the city. With more than 200,000 inhabitants and 40 neighbourhoods, the district in northwest Berlin makes a giant of itself. So large, in fact, that southern districts such as Kladow and Gatow, idyllically situated between the Havel and Lake Glienicke, are still regarded by core Berliners as “jottwede”, “janz weit out” (very far outside). The old town of Spandau, characterised by half-timbered houses and its numerous cafés, restaurants and shops, feels like a small town. At the same time, Spandau has always been the capital’s most important industrial location: the roots of the global corporation Siemens lie in Siemensstadt, and BMW has been producing motorbikes here for more than 50 years. At the same time, Spandau’s enormous potential lies in the large reserve of industrial land in an economically convenient location with good connections to direct motorway links to Magdeburg, Hanover and Hamburg, Central European waterways and Berlin’s Westbahnhof railway station. Since reunification, the demand for industrial space has steadily declined, and large residential areas are now being built on the vacated sites, surrounded by water and nature. With the new Siemens Campus, a smartly organised and climate-neutral living and working environment, the future will be built here from 2023. Spandau will be exciting!
Highlights & Tips
The Spandau Citadel is a must-see for history buffs. The defiant structure north of Spandau’s old town is considered one of the most important fortresses of the High Renaissance in Europe. The Julius Tower, today Spandau’s landmark, was the site of the Imperial War Treasure after the Franco-Prussian War. A permanent exhibition displays many of the city’s former monuments, including the head of East Berlin’s Lenin Monument, which was demolished in 1992. In summer, the citadel is transformed into a venue for open-air concerts. In winter, there is one of Berlin’s most atmospheric Christmas markets here.
Neukladow Manor House
Spandau also has a castle, or rather a manor house: the Neukladow Manor House is located in the Neukladow Manor Park on the Havel River, surrounded by gnarled trees and romantic paths. At the beginning of the 19th century, the mother of Otto von Bismarck, who later became Chancellor of the Reich, lived in the early classicist building. Today it is home to an excursion café with a large beer garden, from which you can enjoy a dreamlike view over the Wannsee and the Havel.
Fresh ingredients, fine dishes, exquisite wines and Italian hospitality – the cheerful ambience at Trattoria Alberto will make your dinner, business lunch or lunchtime a special occasion.
Florida Ice Creme
Watch out, Berlin ice cream fans: The ice cream shop with handmade, CO₂-neutral ice cream – made in Berlin is definitely worth a visit. You’ll find your favourite flavour at Altstädter Ring 1.
Discover Spandau and its properties
BUY | Berlin Spandau
Our Shop in Spandau
LEASE | Berlin Spandau
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.
Cosmopolitan, relaxed living
Germany's largest Wilhelminian quarter was an artists' quarter in GDR times. Today, "Prenzlberg" is a paradise for lovers of lavishly renovated old buildings and high-quality modern residential architecture. Gastronomic diversity, cozy squares with beautiful stores and a family-friendly infrastructure make the district extremely desirable.
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.
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.