Berlin Neukölln: development and life in the district

Neukölln is colorful, Neukölln is multicultural, Neukölln is on the rise. No wonder: nowhere else in Berlin do so many different nationalities come together as here. At the same time, the district is subject to permanent change, which its residents are only too happy to embrace. And not only that. More and more young students, families and Berliners-by-choice are also being drawn to Neukölln from outside. In addition to the peaceful coexistence of over 150 nationalities, it has a lot to offer with its various city centers, the Neukölln Opera House and its many green oases of peace. The Hufeisensiedlung has even been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. In the following chapters, we will show you how Neukölln is positioned on the real estate market.

Real Estate Market in Berlin Neukölln

No other district embodies the ethnic diversity of the capital as much as Neukölln. And this diversity is reflected in the local streetscape. Historic village centers meet modern subway stations, squares steeped in history are brought back to life by hip workspaces, picturesque Wilhelminian-style old buildings nestle up against modern new construction complexes and are complemented by chic family homes. At the same time, Neukölln cannot escape the boom of Berlin's real estate market. In recent years, a large number of municipal and private new construction projects and redevelopments have been implemented. Nevertheless, demand here also exceeds the available supply. Neukölln's potential is far from exhausted. This suggests that the increase in construction activity and real estate prices will continue in the coming years.

Existing buildings

Average rental prices

10

EUR / m²

+2.22%

Average purchase prices

4,662

EUR / m²

+10.43%

Rental offers

316

-13.66%

Purchase offers

426

-21.52%

New builds

Average rental prices

17.30

EUR / m²

+1.10%

Average purchase prices

6,893

EUR / m²

+10.76%

Rental offers

45

-31.01%

Purchase offers

42

+12.16%

Average rental prices

10

EUR / m²

+2.22%

Average purchase prices

4,662

EUR / m²

+10.43%

Rental offers

316

-13.66%

Purchase offers

426

-21.52%

Average rental prices

17.30

EUR / m²

+1.10%

Average purchase prices

6,893

EUR / m²

+10.76%

Rental offers

45

-31.01%

Purchase offers

42

+12.16%

Neukölln: Real estate supply and development

The supply of real estate in Neukölln is also dwindling. To be sure, the diverse real estate market is constantly expanding. However, since Neukölln is enjoying increasing popularity among both old and new Berliners, the excess demand is not expected to decline in the medium term.

Offer of properties for rent and sale in Neukölln

Rental offers
Purchase offers

How are property prices developing in Neukölln?

Property prices are flourishing splendidly, as they are throughout Berlin. The multi-ethnicity, which was considered a disadvantage for many years, is now proving to be a clear bonus and is attracting more and more people from outside to Neukölln. Due to the increasing settlement of companies, the purchasing power of the district is also rising. It can therefore be assumed that the positive development will continue in the years to come.

Purchase price (m²) in Neukölln

Existing building

Average purchase prices

4,662

EUR / m²

+10.43%

New builds

Average purchase prices

6,893

EUR / m²

+10.76%

Average purchase price Neukölln

New build
Existing building

Current rents and development

Neukölln has seen dynamic construction activity in recent years. Many of the privately built properties that have been completed are now on the market as rental apartments. Municipal construction projects supplement the supply. Although prices have risen overall here as well, they are still at a moderate level compared to the rest of Berlin.

Average rental prices in Neukölln

Existing building

Average purchase prices

4,662

EUR / m²

+10.43%

New builds

Average purchase prices

6,893

EUR / m²

+10.76%

The population of the district

Neukölln is home to nearly 330,000 people, the majority of whom live in the Neukölln district with just over 160,000 residents. The remainder is distributed almost evenly among the remaining four districts of Britz, Buckow, Gropiusstadt and Rudow. Incidentally, the proportion of male and female residents is almost balanced in all districts. The population is the most multicultural, with a migration share of 75 percent. 160 nations come together here - you won't find that in any other Berlin district. But that is precisely what makes it so interesting.

Residents Neukölln
The five largest international populations in Neukölln

Migration in Neukölln

Moves in

12,296

Persons

+0.52 %

Moves out

11,384

Persons

--4.89 %

In the year 2021, development compared to the previous year

Living in Berlin Neukölln

Diverse, multicultural, inspiring, polarizing, passionate and full of life - that is Neukölln. You have to experience this district yourself to understand its special appeal. And to possibly free yourself from the many prejudices that Neukölln is afflicted with. It is quite clear: 160 nations coming together here harbor a certain potential for conflict, but none that cannot be resolved. The district often presents district politicians with challenges, but challenges that are met on a daily basis. And you can see that here in the development over the past few years.

The district, which once had a reputation for being crime-ridden and socially weak, is undergoing a transformation into a trendy district with highly desirable residential locations. This international life, which is part and parcel of the district of Neukölln, also opens up opportunities. For a real coexistence of many cultures, which can be very enriching if you open yourself to it and have a desire for this adventure. This mixture of so many nations, students, families and long-established Berliners is actually what makes a metropolis. So you can't get more Berlin than this.

Neukölln is located in the south of Berlin and borders Tempelhof and Schöneberg to the west, Kreuzberg to the north and Treptow and Köpenick to the east. The districts are called Neukölln, Britz, Buckow, Gropiusstadt and Rudow, which we will now introduce to you.

If you look around Britz, in some streets you would not suspect that you are actually in Neukölln. A stately castle is enthroned in this district. It is also home to a world heritage site: the Hufeisensiedlung was created between 1925 and 1933 as the world's first social housing development. The name comes from the shape of the complex. Otherwise, Britz has a mixture of metropolitan development and suburban idyll.

The district of Buckow has a special feature, namely that it is divided into two parts. It is interrupted by the district of Gropiusstadt. Buckow is a mixture of a lot of green in the southern part, in the northern part you notice the big city. There are multi-story apartment buildings from the 70s, as well as row houses and single-family homes.

At first glance, Gropiusstadt is a collection of high-rise buildings that were built in the 1960s and 1970s as social housing. In the meantime, the tenants have changed and continue to be in a state of flux. Moreover, no single-family home can match such a view over Berlin. The Gropius Passagen, Berlin's largest shopping center, is also located here.

Rudow is a lot quieter than Gropiusstadt. Here, single-family and multi-family houses alternate, with fields and isolated farms in between. Rudow was first mentioned in 1373. The old village center with its church and farms still bears witness to this long history.

And then, of course, there is Neukölln, the Berlin cult district in the Neukölln district, which polarizes and is home to many nations. It has long since become a hip trendy neighborhood and increasingly a sought-after place to live. Architecturally, you can enjoy a lot of old building charm here, but some of the properties are not up to date - a lot of potential for curious investors.

Neukölln neighborhoods - spirited and diverse

Of course, Neukölln also has neighborhoods and one is more exciting than the other. We introduce you to a few of these trendy neighborhoods.

In the Reuterkiez, life is raging and in a very international way. Because of its location right next to Kreuzberg, the neighborhood is also called Kreuzkölln, a combination of Kreuzberg and Neukölln. It is an absolute trendy neighborhood, which is constantly changing, with lots of gastronomy and shopping opportunities. Very popular is the weekly market on Maybachufer, which was first organized at the end of the 19th century. Strolling through this market, every stall is different and very international - a feast for the senses.

The Schillerkiez has developed into one of the hippest residential areas in the district of Neukölln, which can also be seen in the crowd: Young families and scene people are on the Schillerpromenade and live in beautiful old apartments.

In the Körnerkiez with the Körnerpark in the center, beautiful old buildings from the Wilhelminian period characterize the streetscape and the park makes the neighborhood very green. Although there are not as many stores and bars as in the other neighborhoods, the selection still leaves nothing to be desired.

We saved the most exciting for last. Because actually, you can't talk about Neukölln without mentioning this famous street: the Sonnenallee. This five-kilometer-long street can be called the heart of Neukölln. And there are tourists who come to the district because of this very street, because it is emblematic of Berlin and of this metropolitan melting pot. 25,000 people live on Sonnenallee, where one store follows the next. The range of products on offer is as diverse as the nationalities of their owners. This spirited mix is what makes Sonnenallee so exciting and unique, and if you let yourself get involved, it's just cool and inspiring here.

Neukölln is characterized by a very high diversity of industries in the small to medium-sized business sector. Cultural and creative industries also like to settle in the vibrant district. Here you will find an interesting mix of traditional companies, modern service providers, trade, logistics and gastronomy. The central location and the excellent transport links with direct proximity to the airport are further advantages of the location.

After so much big city hustle and bustle, we would like to present you with sights that you would not necessarily expect to find in Neukölln - a green oasis with a local recreational character, a castle and a historic village. Let's start with Hasenheide, a 50-hectare green landscape with sunbathing lawns, walking paths, playgrounds and cultural events. Quasi directly opposite is Tempelhofer Feld with even more recreational space. However, this belongs to Tempelhof and will be presented in more detail elsewhere.

And it continues directly with a sight that surprises: Britz Castle in the district of the same name, which in its history of many hundreds of years has undergone a development from a half-timbered house from the 16th century to a magnificent manor house from the beginning of the 19th century. Directly next to the castle is the Bressanone Garden, also a place of interest, which even houses a witch garden, with wondrous poisonous and medicinal plants.

And thirdly, we would like to recommend a visit to the Bohemian Village.

This small settlement was founded in 1737 by Bohemian refugees. From this place, also called Rixdorf, today's Neukölln developed. Here you can find one of the oldest streets of the district, the Kirchgasse from 1737. The whole village is under monument protection and is a cultural monument.

The gastronomic offer is very large and varied, with over 500 restaurants and bars. If you are in the mood for culinary delights, going out and partying, you will find them on almost every corner in the district of Neukölln. Italian, Asian, Turkish, Syrian, Persian, traditional, fast food - no one will go home hungry here. And in the bars and pubs it is just as colorful as in Neukölln itself: The old-established Berliner spends his evening here just as young scene people and tourists.

In Neukölln, you can store till you drop, mainly in many large shopping centers. There are the Neukölln Arcaden with over 50 stores and a cinema. Or the Gropius Passagen in Gropiusstadt, which is the largest shopping mall in Berlin with over 100 stores on an incredibly large total area. Otherwise, Neukölln itself has a plethora of stores, including many interesting second-hand stores. If you are looking for trendy stores, you should stroll through the Weser and the neighboring Reuterkiez. Here you can find records, books, sustainable fashion and special spirits.

In Neukölln you can find everything you need for daily life. Doctors, schools, hospitals, supermarkets, stores for daily needs are available in great variety, although the offer in the quieter parts of the district, such as in Rudow, cannot be compared with that in the district of Neukölln.

The transport connections in the district are very good and so is the offer of public transport. From the Hermannstraße stop, it takes about 20 minutes by S-Bahn or U-Bahn to reach the Brandenburg Gate in Mitte or Kurfürstendamm in Charlottenburg, for example, and 15 minutes to Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg. From Buckow, which is located to the south, it takes about 15 minutes by bus or car to get to Hermannstraße and then you are right in the middle of the lively city bustle. It's also not far from Berlin Airport, which is just south of Rudow.

What does Milieuschutz mean? And does it exist in Neukölln?

Milieuschutz means that a certain type of development and also a certain social composition may not be changed and is thus to be protected. In this way, a displacement of, for example, normal earners by too high rents in luxury properties can be counteracted. In Neukölln, many areas in the district of Neukölln are under special protection, then the area around the Bohemian Village, as well as large parts of Britz and Gropiusstadt.

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