The districts of Berlin.

Find the one with your name on it.

Berlin is synonymous with a vibrant creative scene, world-class culture, sophisticated shopping and fast-paced nightlife – all reasons why it’s one of the most visited cities in Europe. The German capital spans the spectrum, from metropolitan chic to urban greenery. You’ll find the widest selection of quaint shops, outstanding restaurants and nightlife in trendy districts like Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Mitte or Prenzlauer Berg. But each of the city’s neighborhoods has its own charm – it’s just a case of picking the right one for you. Berlin’s public transport is excellent, so getting around is never a hassle.

Old town

Charlottenburg

11 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
a mixture of middle-class and upscale residential areas, a commercial center, with an emphasis on luxury goods on and around Kurfürstendamm, home to numerous theatres.

Highlights:
Kurfürstendamm with its countless shops, Berlin Zoo, Charlottenburg Palace, the Olympic Stadium.

Getting there:
the gateway to this district is, and always has been, Zoologischer Garten Station, served by numerous suburban train and underground lines.

Why stay:
treat yourself to a plethora of cultural offerings, such as opera and theatre, while living in sophisticated surroundings. Not to mention the area's wide range of shopping possibilities.

Friedrichshain

7 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
a trendy neighborhood in the eastern portion of Berlin, with an urban and creative flair, which attracts a mainly young crowd.

Highlights:
Germany's largest architectural monument, the Karl-Marx-Allee, the world's largest open-air gallery, and multi-faceted nightlife.

Getting there:
ideally linked to the rest of the city via the Ostbahnhof, Warschauer Strasse, and Ostkreuz. Yellow trams wind their way through the entire district.

Why stay:
live right in the heart of one of Berlin's best nightlife scenes and experience the neighborhood’s creative, urban lifestyle for yourself.

Kreuzberg

6 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
extremely animated neighborhood, by day and by night. The city's stronghold of alternative thinking.

Highlights:
the Jewish Museum, Berlin's biggest street party, the Carnival of Cultures, urban park life in Görlitzer Park.

Getting there:
five metro lines pass through this neighborhood. Transportation hub is Kottbusser Tor, and the U1 line runs like a backbone right through the centre of the district.

Why stay:
live right at the heart of Berlin's urban and alternative lifestyle, and close to the city's vibrant nightlife.

Mitte

54 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
not only the geographical center of Berlin, but also the city's stronghold of culture, art, fashion and academics.

Highlights:
most of the city's best museums, the Holocaust Memorial, and cultural centers such as the Friedrichstadtpalast and the Berliner Ensemble Theatre.

Getting there:
transportation hub is Alexanderplatz, where numerous S-Bahn (Suburban Train), metro and tram lines intersect. Also bus lines 100 and 200 plus the city sightseeing tour via public transport.

Why stay:
quite simply, you're at the heart of it all. Perfect starting point for sightseeing tours or extended shopping trips.

Neukölln

9 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
the northern part which borders Kreuzberg is an up-and-coming center of art and fashion; the southern portion is more rustic, with a suburban feel.

Highlights:
the cultural event "48 Hours Neukölln" which takes place in June, a fresh new fashion scene, Britzer Garden.

Getting there:
the U7 and U8 lines pass through the district, and there are also several Ringbahn station stops. Numerous bus lines operate in the southern part of the area.

Why stay:
the northern section of Neukölln is considered almost as cool as Kreuzberg, but has cheaper rental prices. An interesting cultural diversity among its residents.

Prenzlauer Berg

28 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
charming neighborhood with many pre-war buildings, a lively café, bar, and restaurant scene, and fantastic public transport connections to the city center.

Highlights:
varied nightlife and a huge selection of good restaurants, unique shopping opportunities, the Mauerpark and its flea market, the KulturBrauerei cultural center.

Getting there:
the Ringbahn (Suburban Train Ring) makes connections to the rest of the city quick and easy. The U2, as well as lots of tram lines, take you to the city center and to Alexanderplatz.

Why stay:
great options for evening entertainment, ideal for staying with children, close to Berlin Mitte and its tourist attractions.

Reinickendorf

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
The city's best-loved green district, with rural charm and an idyllic, village-like atmosphere in the North of Berlin.

Highlights:
Tegeler See Lake and the Greenwich Promenade, Borsigwerke and the Alt-Reinickendorf neighborhood with Berlin's oldest church.

Getting there:
You can reach the district's northern neighborhoods via the Suburban Train lines S1 or S25. Tegel, Reinickendorf, and Wittenau are linked to the city center by the U6 and U8 lines.

Why stay:
There are lots of green spaces close to the river.

Schöneberg

13 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
lively, inner-city district in Berlin's West, with a strong gay and lesbian scene, as well as the typical Berlin bourgeoisie.

Highlights:
weekly outdoor market at Winterfeldplatz, Christopher Street Day in June, the KaDeWe.

Getting there:
the district's most important station is Südkreuz, located in the south west. Wittenberg- and Nollendorfplatz are transportation hubs for the Underground.

Why stay:
to experience a lively, yet authentic neighborhood in Berlin. The atmosphere is relaxed, the residents are tolerant, and from here, you can reach all other sections of the city in no time.

Steglitz-Zehlendorf

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
this district's many forests and lakes make it ideal for both relaxation and activity holidays. Located far away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Highlights:
Wannsee, Grunewald, the Dahlem Museum Centre, Wannsee Conference House.

Getting there:
the eastern portion of the district has connections to the U3 and U9 lines, and from the western portion, you can take the S1 towards the city centre.

Why stay:
quiet, green surroundings make it a perfect setting for all sorts of outdoor activities.

Tempelhof

3 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
calm and quiet, lots of flair, nestled between several trendy districts, a more suburban feel in its southern portion.

Highlights:
Tempelhofer Freiheit airport grounds, Tempelhofer Hafen shopping center.

Getting there:
Connections to the Ringbahn in its northern section, the U6 line links Tempelhof to Kreuzberg and the city center, travel within the southern section primarily by bus.

Why stay:
green surroundings, a central location, yet quiet and informal, perfect for a holiday with the kids.


Tiergarten

6 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
the city's green centerpiece, with its 210 hectare park, is ideal for recreational activities.

Highlights:
the Grosser Tiergarten Park, Berlin Zoo, the flea market on Strasse des 17. Juni, the Reichstag's impressive dome.

Getting there:
three main transport hubs are located in this district: Hauptbahnhof, Zoologischer Garten, and Potsdamer Platz.

Why stay:
your surroundings are quiet and calm, yet you're just a stone's throw away from the main attractions, tons of recreational activities, and cultural offerings.

Treptow

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Berlin's largest district, 70% of which is made up of forests, other green areas, and water. Köpenick, especially in its historic center, has all the charm of a countryside village.

Highlights:
Köpenick Palace, Köpenick Blues & Jazz Festival, Treptower Park and its imposing Soviet Memorial.

Getting there:
Treptower Park, Schöneweide, and Köpenick are transport hubs for numerous Suburban train and tram lines.

Why stay:
the most authentic of Berlin's eastern districts, with the city's highest percentage of forest and lake landscapes.

Wedding

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
inexpensive inner city district, featuring old industrial buildings and factories, modern residential areas, and a large Turkish community.

Highlights:
Berlin Modernist housing estates, Volkspark Humboldthain, Berlin Underworld Museum.

Getting there:
the eastern portion of the district is served by numerous Suburban train lines, and the west has connections to the U6 and U9. The Ringbahn stops at Wedding and Gesundbrunnen.

Why stay:
Living here is cheap, less focused on tourists and close to the center of town.

Wilmersdorf

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
the bourgeois ‘little sister’ of Charlottenburg, close to Kurfürstendamm and the sprawling, lush green recreational area of Grunewald.

Highlights:
Grunewald Hunting Lodge, Gleis 17 Memorial, Kurfürstendamm.

Getting there:
easily reached on the Underground lines U3, U7, and U9; the S7 line links Grunewald to the city center.

Why stay:
quiet, safe, and clean surroundings - and yet you're still close to the western portion of the city center. Easy access to attractions such as the Zoo and Tiergarten.