Berlin is a city with a laid-back attitude allowing for every kind of life style and offers a wide range of activities and events. Particularly appealing is also Berlins green spots with over a third of the citys extensive surface covered by sweeping parks, forests, lakes, rivers and canals. Unsurprisingly, cycling is quite popular and the wide streets are usually filled with specially marked bicycle lanes. Public transport in Berlin is thorough and efficient with the railway and bus network the fastest way of getting around the capital.
Most of the 1.8 million apartments in Berlin are rentals but the trend is shifting toward home ownership. In recent years the choice of both reasonably priced and exclusive living space in Berlins extremely varied districts has increased. Rents are generally lower than in any other major German city. Average monthly rates are about 4 to 6 per square metre depending on the area, size and quality with the lowest rents still to find in the eastern parts of the city.
It all makes Berlin a perfect place to live in with some of the liveliest nightlife in Europe to keep you going through the long grey winters.

Charlottenburg
Charlottenburg

With its beautiful 19th-century town houses, Charlottenburg is at the high end of the real estate ma...

Friedrichshain
Friedrichshain

Berliners looking for low rents are moving eastwards and Friedrichshain is the latest stop in this i...

Hellersdorf
Hellersdorf

Hellersdorf lies half way between the forests and lakes of Brandenburg to the east and the city cent...

Hohenschonhausen
Hohenschonhausen

Hohenschnhausen in the north-east is a modern district dating from the 1980s, with numerous parks ma...

Köpenick
Köpenick

This large district with a low population density is located in the far south-east of Berlin and abo...

Kreuzberg
Kreuzberg

Central Kreuzberg is known as the biggest Turkish city outside Turkey and is famous for its cultural...

Lichtenberg
Lichtenberg

With its well-to-do detached houses and industrial estates, Lichtenberg is an interesting combinatio...

Marzahn
Marzahn

Marzahn is located in the far east of Berlin on the edge of the Brandenburg area. Berliners tend to...

Mitte
Mitte

Mitte is the location of the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of Berlin and of German division and reuni...

Neukölln
Neukölln

Neukölln is sometimes referred to as the "Bronx of Berlin" and it is not among Berliners prefer...

Pankow
Pankow

The district takes its name from the river Panke and dates back to 1230; the stone church is a remna...

Prenzlauer Berg
Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg is an old working-class district in former East Berlin that survived the very heavy...

Reinickendorf
Reinickendorf

Reinickendorf is a large district to the north-west of Berlin with a variety of features, from impos...

Schoneberg
Schoneberg

Schneberg is just south of West Berlin city centre and its stylish pubs, cafes and restaurants make...

Spandau
Spandau

Lying to the west and bordering Brandenburg, Spandau feels almost like a different city even if it h...

Steglitz
Steglitz

Steglitz combines proximity to the city centre with exclusive residential areas, suburbs and a green...

Tempelhof
Tempelhof

Tempelhof is best known for its small airport as well as for being one of the more tranquil areas of...

Tiergarten
Tiergarten

Tiergarten (animals' garden) is Berlins green oasis and it is also Germany's political centre with t...

Treptow
Treptow

The Treptow district in south Berlin is a favourite with walkers with its extensive Treptower Volksp...

Wedding
Wedding

Wedding lies in the north-western corner of central Berlin and has preserved its original character...

Weissennsee
Weissennsee

This East Berlin suburb is famous for its Jewish cemetery, one of the largest in Europe. It is the c...

Wilmersdorf
Wilmersdorf

Wilmersdorf is considered one of the more exclusive residential areas in Berlin and has some of the...

Zehlendorf
Zehlendorf

Many people are attracted to this exclusive residential area in south-west Berlin by the small lakes...