We help you choose your favorite districts
Here are some helpful informations about the main central neighbourhoods :
You’ll find the most historic sites in Mitte :
As a national symbol of Germany and Berlin’s landmark – the Brandenburger Tor. You’ll also find the Alexanderplatz with the highest building in Germany – the TV tower, the architectural modern Potsdamer Platz, as well as the most historic monuments and buildings such as the New Synagogue, the Gendarmenmarkt, the Museum Island or the Nikolai Quarter.
Mitte is a very lively and dynamic district that has changed enormously over the past years. It created numerous interesting streets, charming courtyards, beautiful hotels, galleries, shops, restaurants and cafes.
- Pankow (Prenzlauer Berg)
The independent districts Pankow, Prenzlauer Berg and Weissensee were combined in 2001 to Berlin’s district named Pankow. Most noteworthy in our view is the district of Prenzlauer Berg :
This area is characterized by old buildings, for the most part build before 1948. Compared to other districts, relatively few buildings were destroyed during World War II, however, extremely neglected during the GDR era. From the fall of the wall the area has been substantially renovated and rebuilt.
Prenzlauer Berg today is a beautiful area that is dominated by restaurants and bars, especially in the Kastanienallee and all around the Kollwitzplatz and Helmholzplatz where many famous Flea and Farmer’s Markets take place.
- Friedrichshain – Kreuzberg
This District has the highest density of population and the lowest average of age. It is regarded as an alternative and creative area and is known for its varied nightlife and culture. There prevails a colorful, multicultural and vibrant atmosphere.
A “Must See” for Berlin visitors is the “East Side Gallery”. The longest remaining piece of the Berlin Wall with over 100 artworks by international artists. Furthermore, among many others, you can discover the Jewish Museum, the museum of Technology, the Berlinische Gallerie, the national museum of modern art, photography and architecture.
- Neukölln (Reuterkiez, Rixdorf)
Once Neukölln was a community of Protestant refugees from Bohemia. Until today, it is a melting pot of cultures, where there is much to discover.
Particularly beautiful are walks or bike rides along the Paul-Linke-Ufer, through the Reuterkiez or at the Richardplatz, where you can find a historic forge and the Bethlehem church.
There are numerous parks like the Hasenheide or the Koerner Park. Furthermore, you can have a sauna and swim in a pool built in 1914 or explore the artistic diversity of Berlin at the Art Festival “48 Stunden Neukölln”.
- Tempelhof – Schöneberg
Tempelhof is a metropolitan residential and industrial area, but mainly famous due to its popular and well-known airport :
The “Tempelhofer Feld” was transformed into a 355-hectare recreational area that can be explored particularly well with a bike. Among the highlights are the urban gardens.
In the multifaceted Schöneberg is the famous KaDeWe shopping mall. This district is also known due to a large gay community, located mainly around the Nollendorfplatz. Every year in July, the largest Lesbian and Gay City Festival of Europe will take place there.
- Charlottenburg – Wilmersdorf
This civic residential district hosts the Kurfürstendamm and its famous “Gedächniskirche”, the Technical University and the University of Arts, the German Opera and the Berlin Olympic Stadium.
After shopping you can sit on the rooftop of the newly opened Bikini House and have a drink while you are looking at the monkey enclosure of the City Zoo.
Especially recommended is a visit to the Charlottenburg Palace with its spacious park or an exploration of the former NSA station on Teufelsberg!