Berlin Friedrichshain: development and life in the district

Friedrichshain is clearly one of the hip and very urban districts. Old building charm meets graffiti here and old-established Berliners meet young scene people. In former times a paradise for squatters, nowadays a place for young families and individualists who like the lively big city. Here you can find out everything you need to know about Friedrichshain as a real estate location.

Real Estate Market in Berlin Friedrichshain

In Friedrichshain, you will find an architectural mix of pure old quarters, prefabricated buildings and modern new construction projects.

Existing buildings

Average rental prices

15

EUR / m²

+5.10%

Average purchase prices

5,788

EUR / m²

+8.85%

Rental offers

256

-26.05%

Purchase offers

766

-24.05%

New builds

Average rental prices

20.04

EUR / m²

+5.09%

Average purchase prices

8,999

EUR / m²

+13.41%

Rental offers

77

-38.72%

Purchase offers

90

+0.56%

Average rental prices

15

EUR / m²

+5.10%

Average purchase prices

5,788

EUR / m²

+8.85%

Rental offers

256

-26.05%

Purchase offers

766

-24.05%

Average rental prices

20.04

EUR / m²

+5.09%

Average purchase prices

8,999

EUR / m²

+13.41%

Rental offers

77

-38.72%

Purchase offers

90

+0.56%

Friedrichshain: Real Estate Supply and Development

The range of real estate on offer in Friedrichshain can be described as large in comparison to other central city districts. But that is a good thing, because new Friedrichshainers continue to flock to the district.

Offer of properties for rent and sale in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Rental offers
Purchase offers

How are real estate prices developing in Friedrichshain?

Friedrichshain is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Berlin, and accordingly, real estate prices have increased many times over in recent years. This trend will certainly continue in the same way in the coming years.

Purchase price (m²) in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Existing building

Average purchase prices

5,788

EUR / m²

+8.85%

New builds

Average purchase prices

8,999

EUR / m²

+13.41%

Average purchase price Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

New build
Existing building

Current rental prices and development

Rental prices in Friedrichshain have skyrocketed in recent years due to the popularity of the district and its excellent, central location. In the coming years, a similarly ongoing development is to be expected.

Average rental prices in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Existing building

Average purchase prices

5,788

EUR / m²

+8.85%

New builds

Average purchase prices

8,999

EUR / m²

+13.41%

The population of the district

The population of the district is colorfully mixed and tends to be younger: 30- to 40-year-olds make up the majority of the population. Approximately 137,000 residents are spread over ten square kilometers, making Friedrichshain the smallest yet most populous district in Berlin.

Residents Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
The five largest international populations in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Migration in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Moves in

16,400

Persons

--1.76 %

Moves out

13,876

Persons

--4.47 %

In the year 2021, development compared to the previous year

Living in Berlin Friedrichshain

Friedrichshain - the other exciting part of the district Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain. Both parts are far too symbolic of the federal capital to be covered in a single text. That is why we will tell you something about the smallest, but at the same time most populous district of Berlin. If you stroll through the busy streets here, fans of Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau architecture are guaranteed not to get enough of the magnificent and for the most part lovingly restored buildings. They form an interesting contrast to industrial culture and graffiti, which is also part of the district and simply constitutes this urban flair. Originally, Friedrichshain was a working-class neighborhood whose image was characterized by gray houses and little greenery in the residential streets. Then it was a stronghold of squatters - in the wild days there were a whole 120 squats in the Samariterviertel or Nordkiez around the notorious Rigaer Straße alone, with an alternative, left-wing scene. Those days are long gone. Today you can meet an eclectic mix of young families, hip scene people and people from all parts of the world. In addition, the people of Friedrichshain believe that you will meet character types here that are not to be found in such form and abundance in any other district. Friedrichshain is a district in transition - here a mixture of history and modernity meets party mile and culture. Just as diverse and colorful as the federal capital itself!

Friedrichshain is one of Berlin's central districts and is separated by the Spree River from Kreuzberg to the east. It is further surrounded by well-known and sought-after neighborhoods such as Pankow, Mitte, Treptow and Lichtenberg. Like all other Berlin districts, Friedrichshain naturally has its neighborhoods, which, like a small microcosm, once again have their own unique and endearing characteristics. The Nordkiez (or Samariterviertel), with its past as a wild left-wing squatter neighborhood, has completely changed today and attracts culinary enthusiasts with many restaurants and bars. The Südkiez (also known as Boxhagener or Simon-Dach-Kiez) is home to, among other things, Friedrichshain's most famous party mile with tons of restaurants, cafés, pubs and fast food. Here, people party extensively and loudly until late at night. The Rudolfkiez (or Stralauer Kiez) has as its center the Rudolfplatz with the famous Zwingli Church.

The structure has since become a venue for concerts and cultural events and aims to serve as a meeting place for the colorful neighborhood. The Stralau peninsula used to be an industrial site. Several industrial monuments still bear witness to this. Today, the neighborhood is dominated by modern houses and families. In Oberbaumcity (and Osthafen), the Spree River is right on the doorstep, and the beautifully renovated old buildings can quickly turn you into a fanatic. As a contrast, there are industrial relics and many innovative companies and start-ups here. And last but not least, we have the neighborhood "Am Friedrichshain" with the Volkspark Friedrichshain, from which the district takes its name.

Friedrichshain is a sought-after business location. Creative agencies from media, PR and advertising, freelancers and service companies are most strongly represented here. There is also a diverse mix of retail, hotels and restaurants. The tradespeople are diverse and international in their specialties, just like Friedrichshain itself.

A world-renowned landmark is the East Side Gallery. It is the longest preserved piece of the Berlin Wall. After reunification, artists from all over the world came to Friedrichshain and turned the 1.5-kilometer-long piece of the Wall into the longest open-air gallery in the world, with a total of 105 paintings. The most famous motif: the brotherly kiss between Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker. The picture was taken in 1990 and should not be missing from almost any photo after a visit to Berlin.

The people of Friedrichshain love their squares and parks. The most cultivated of them is certainly Boxhagener Platz, also called Boxi. In sunny weather, everything cavorts on the spacious lawn during the day. At night, people like to party here. The Boxi is the heart of Friedrichshain for families, children, sun worshippers, music lovers and small artists. One of the most famous is Clown Dolchu, who makes children and adults alike laugh. On Saturdays there is a weekly market with regional and international delicacies, and on Sundays there is a flea market. The weekly market has been around for over 100 years, its heyday was in the 20s and 30s - when there were up to 400 stalls crowding in and around Boxhagener Platz.

The next absolutely noteworthy park is the Volkspark Friedrichshain, also just called Friedrichshain, from which the district takes its name. It was completed in 1848, making it the oldest park in Berlin. There are sports and playgrounds, cafes and cultural events here. The most famous sight and highlight of the young visitors is the fairy tale fountain from 1913 in opulent, baroque design with figures from well-known fairy tales.

Friends of cultural events should visit the Zwingli Church on Rudolfplatz. After extensive renovations, it is now an excellent venue for concerts thanks to its great acoustics. Through its events, the Zwingli Church aims to serve as a place where the colorful neighborhood can come together and get to know each other.

Are you still familiar with Atari, Commodore and Nintendo? Then you should definitely pay a visit to the Computer Games Museum. In the museum, visitors can experience the development of the gaming scene since the 1950s. The highlight of the museum is the arcade: Here, retro fans can gamble on coin-operated machines, for example, game classics from the 80s.

The walk across the Modersohn Bridge, also known as the Bridge of Lovers, is not only worthwhile for lovers because you can watch the sunrise or sunset from it in a very romantic way.

If you are in the mood for gastronomy, going out and partying, you are in the right place in Friedrichshain. There are about 180 restaurants alone, and new stores with new culinary concepts are opening all the time. It is not an exaggeration to say that there really is everything here: Italian, Asian, Turkish, traditional, vegan or fast food - no one will go home hungry here. And then you will find the symbol of the trendy district par excellence: Simon-Dach-Strasse. It is the most famous nightlife mile of Friedrichshain and one of the most famous streets for party people in all of Berlin. In the bars and pubs it is just as colorful as in Friedrichshain itself: The old-established Berliner spends his evening here just as much as the hip start-up upler.

Friedrichshain is full of small, special stores that are run with a lot of heart and passion by their owners. There is always something to look at in the shop windows, whether handmade decorations, lovingly designed ceramics, second hand fashion, cute stores for children or creatively designed and delicious Berlin pancakes - if you want, you can return home here as a shopping fan after a shopping trip with quite a few bags and very satisfied.

In Friedrichshain, you can enjoy the rich infrastructure of a big city: elementary schools, all types of secondary schools, kindergartens, doctors of all specialties, hotels of all price ranges, supermarkets, discount stores - everything is within walking distance. Since many families with children are drawn to Friedrichshain, there are playgrounds for all ages. Especially popular in summer: the water playground in Friedrichshain. This is also the location of the Vivantes hospital, which is one of the large maximum care hospitals with 24 medical departments and over 100,000 patients annually.

The train station Berlin Ostkreuz is one of the most important transfer stations in Berlin. Nine suburban and regional trains run here and 100,000 people board and disembark here every day. From here, you can quickly get to other important points in Berlin: a ten-minute ride to Alexanderplatz, 20 minutes to Bahnhof Zoo. Basically, the people of Friedrichshain can enjoy excellent transport connections. Streetcars (such as the important M10 line from Warschauer Strasse via Prenzlauer Berg to Mitte) and the subway quickly take people to all other parts of Berlin or to the main train station for onward travel. Transportation-wise, then, you enjoy all the benefits of the big city here.

What neighborhoods are there in Friedrichshain? Nordkiez, Südkiez, Rudolfkiez, Stralau Peninsula, Am Friedrichshain, Oberbaumcity

Is there milieu protection in Friedrichshain? Yes, Friedrichshain was one of the first neighborhoods to be granted milieu protection. Since 1999, luxury renovations have been prohibited. Milieuschutz means that a certain type of development and also a certain social composition may not be changed and are thus to be protected. In this way, for example, the displacement of people with normal incomes by excessively high rents in luxury properties can be counteracted.

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