Berlin is a truly welcoming place. All types of people, from creatives and entrepreneurs to professionals and young families, are drawn to the city by its art, music, culture and politics, not to mention a surprisingly low cost of living compared to other large German cities and European capitals. Berlin's high quality of life, reliable infrastructure, and abundance of green spaces as well as idyllic waterside locations makes it an urban paradise.
A word entirely synonymous with Berlin, a ‘Kiez’ refers to a certain area within a larger neighbourhood. It is not always defined by administrative boundaries, but by the residents themselves. Each Kiez is identifiable by its own individual spirit, a unique soul that sets it apart from every other, and loved by those who live there. Even if just a stone’s throw from one another, no two neighbourhoods are the same, and the Kiez in which someone lives speaks volumes. To learn more about Berlin's top Kieze, click on one of the neighbourhoods above on the map or below.
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf: The Classy West. This cultivated district in the west of Berlin radiates elegant charm - without appearing arrogant. Here, intellectuals meet passionate actors, successful young entrepreneurs meet creative students. This ensures a varied residential profile and a relaxed atmosphere.
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg: Edgy in the East. In this vibrant district, a whole new world of entertainment, shopping, work-life and lifestyle businesses, hip Berlin start-ups and labels with an international reputation is opening up. Not to mention the night life--the bars, restaurants and clubs scattered throughout this neighbourhood are amongst the world’s most famous and most celebrated.
Lichtenberg: A Shining Light in the East. The former working-class neighbourhood in Berlin’s East has undergone significant changes in recent times. It is far enough from the bustling city centre to provide a quieter, more peaceful lifestyle, yet close enough that everything is within easy reach.
Neukölln: Hip, New & Cool. Neukölln is the place in Berlin where abundant cultural influences come together. It is a place with a strong sense of community, where people from all walks of life find a place to call home.
Pankow: Contemporary Bohemian. Here, one can easily escape the turbulence of everyday life in central Berlin, without having to sacrifice urban amenities. More and more families and young couples are attracted by the area's charming mix of culture, culinary delights, and relaxed neighbourhood ambience.
Reinickendorf: A Lot to Offer. Though it lacks some of the nightlife and entertainment of the more central neighbourhoods, it more than makes up for this with its variety of nature, architecture and residential areas.
Spandau: Scenic & Serene. Tucked away in the far west of Berlin, Spandau is a fascinating place, lying somewhere in between rural idyll and heavy industry, historic buildings and modern developments. This is an area defined by its proximity to, yet separation from, Berlin at large.
Steglitz-Zehlendorf: Fashionable & Refined. If you were to describe Steglitz-Zehlendorf in one word, it would be – sophisticated. This is not the part of town for nightlife, parties or hordes of tourists.
Tempelhof-Schöneberg: The Perfect Mix. ‘Schöneberg’ literally translates to ‘beautiful hill’, and it is certainly an area that lives up to its name. Centrally located in the west of Berlin, Schöneberg is close to everywhere - if you even want to leave the area at all.
Treptow-Köpenick: A Green Future. Over the past ten years, the district has rapidly developed into a much sought-after residential location, drawn by the lakes and forests.