Mitte (which is the German word for “centre”) is the most prestigious district of Berlin. It is home to the most symbolic places in the city, such as the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz and the Berlin TV Tower.
The city of Potsdam in Germany is the former residence of the Prussian kings and the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg.
Charlottenburg is an elite district of Berlin with a 300-year history. The residence of the Prussian kings was located here. And now it is one of the most expensive places in the country.
Friedrichshain, a former working-class district in the east of Berlin, is now a fashionable and popular place among wealthy Germans. It is known for its numerous bars, clubs, pubs and cafes concentrated around Simon-Dach-Straße and Boxhagener Platz.
Köpenick is a green district in the southeast of Berlin, located at the confluence of the Spree and Dahme rivers. Or, as a romantic Berliners’ saying goes, where the Dahme kisses the Spree (Dahme küsst Spree).
Wilmersdorf is a first-class, well-kept residential area in the west of Berlin. This is one of the greenest districts of the city: the Grunewald forest covers almost half of its area. Wilmersdorf is part of the prestigious Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district.
Schöneberg is a district of Berlin adjacent to the city centre. The middle class lives here. Formerly an independent city, Schöneberg became a district of Greater Berlin in 1920. The administrative reform carried out in 2001 merged the districts of Tempelhof and Schöneberg into a single district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg.
The survey Emerging Trends in Real Estate ranks the city of Berlin as the most stable real estate market in Europe, with 85 percent of Berlin residents renting the apartments they live in.
For travelers, food can make or break a city; the more culinary options there are in a city, the more enticing a destination it will be among tourists and expats. Toward this end, a team of analysts at international real estate brokerage Tranio have conducted a survey on food outlet penetration across major European cities, taking into account the housing prices and quality-of-life rankings.
The world’s travel and tourism market is developing quickly, which in turn is fuelling demand for hotel services. Europe is the most visited continent and property investments in the region are on the rise, with Spain and Germany the most attractive countries.
By the end of 2017, seven out of ten people in the EU were living in their own homes. However, more than a half of Germany’s population now rent housing, and according to forecasts by Trading Economics, this trend is only going to grow. Tranio looks into why Germans are opting to rent rather than buy.