Berlin Reinickendorf: development and life in the district

While runways are passé here today and many Berliners mourn their beloved TXL, the former site of the city airport holds promising opportunities for Reinickendorf: In addition to a research and industrial park for urban technologies, a high-tech campus of the Siemens company and a large number of apartments are being built here. This will not only create new jobs that could more than make up for the jobs eliminated by the airport's closure. Modern new buildings are being added to the combination of high-rises and village idyll, ensuring that more and more people, especially from the surrounding Brandenburg region, are drawn to Reinickendorf.

Real estate market in Berlin Reinickendorf

Reinickendorf, which is increasingly perceived as a technology location, is enjoying growing popularity not only as a place to work, but also as a place to live. It is therefore hardly surprising that new construction activities, which were largely idle in Reinickendorf during the first decade of this millennium, have been picking up speed again for several years. Many construction projects are in the planning stage or have already been completed. The old stock is dominated by Wilhelminian villas and neat terraced housing estates. Prices for rents and property are rising, albeit moderately. Although the city center can be reached quickly, the name Reinickendorf says it all: here, people don't think much of anonymous big-city life. People know each other and help each other, whether they are old Berliners or newcomers.

Existing buildings

Average rental prices

10

EUR / m²

+4.51%

Average purchase prices

3,960

EUR / m²

+10.57%

Rental offers

320

-12.87%

Purchase offers

315

-10.84%

New builds

Average rental prices

15.01

EUR / m²

+12.60%

Average purchase prices

6,775

EUR / m²

+23.22%

Rental offers

46

+65.77%

Purchase offers

63

-28.93%

Average rental prices

10

EUR / m²

+4.51%

Average purchase prices

3,960

EUR / m²

+10.57%

Rental offers

320

-12.87%

Purchase offers

315

-10.84%

Average rental prices

15.01

EUR / m²

+12.60%

Average purchase prices

6,775

EUR / m²

+23.22%

Rental offers

46

+65.77%

Purchase offers

63

-28.93%

Reinickendorf: Real estate supply and development

With the exception of a few apartment blocks in selected neighborhoods, the real estate on offer in Reinickendorf consists mainly of smaller apartment buildings, terraced houses and old city villas. In addition, it is home to the "White City," a settlement from the Weimar Republic that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Municipal developers predominate in the Reinickendorf rental segment. As a result, properties here rarely come onto the open market.

Offer of properties for rent and sale in Reinickendorf

Rental offers
Purchase offers

How are real estate prices developing in Reinickendorf?

As an example of the development of real estate prices throughout Berlin, they have also multiplied in Reinickendorf within a few years.

Purchase price (m²) in Reinickendorf

Existing building

Average purchase prices

3,960

EUR / m²

+10.57%

New builds

Average purchase prices

6,775

EUR / m²

+23.22%

Average purchase price Reinickendorf

New build
Existing building

Current rental prices and development

Although supply and demand are in a similar relationship to each other, Reinickendorf has seen a positive development in rental prices in recent years.

Average rental prices in Reinickendorf

Existing building

Average purchase prices

3,960

EUR / m²

+10.57%

New builds

Average purchase prices

6,775

EUR / m²

+23.22%

The population of the district

About 266,000 people live in Reinickendorf on an area of almost 9,000 hectares. Tegel is the second largest district in Berlin in terms of area (33.7 square kilometers), while the district of Köpenick is larger at 34.9 square kilometers. The most populous districts are Reinickendorf, Märkisches Viertel, Tegel and Wittenau. The fewest people live in Borsigwalde, Konradshöhe and Lübars. The average net household income is 2,125 euros per month.

Residents Reinickendorf
The five largest international populations in Reinickendorf

Migration in Reinickendorf

Moves in

16,234

Persons

+28.29 %

Moves out

9,790

Persons

--1.71 %

In the year 2021, development compared to the previous year

Living in Berlin Reinickendorf

What do you think? In which district was Berlin's first high-rise built? In Mitte, Charlottenburg or in Marzahn? If you are thinking along these lines, you are wrong. The first high-rise in Berlin with a height of 65 meters is the Borsigturm and is located in Reinickendorf. The tower with the beautiful brick facade was built in 1922 on the site of the Borsigwerke, a mechanical engineering company. At that time, the tower was something of a symbol of the emerging industrial culture, and today it is still used as an office building.

The Borsig Tower may not have been a familiar name to you until now, but the district in which it is located may be more familiar to you: Tegel. Until the end of 2020, the former Berlin airport was one of the most important in Europe. In the future, this 500-hectare site will make room for exciting new developments. You can find out more about this under Business Location.

What else is exciting and worth knowing about the district, you will read in the next chapters. And you will discover that Reinickendorf, like some other outlying Berlin districts by the way, is a place of contrasts. If Reinickendorf had to be given a headline, it could look like this: "Reinickendorf: high-rise housing estate versus allotment garden association". But just read for yourself...

Reinickendorf is located in the north of Berlin and borders Pankow to the east, Mitte and Charlottenburg to the south and Spandau to the southwest. The district is divided into the neighborhoods of Frohnau, Heiligensee, Hermsdorf, Lübars, Waldmannslust, Wittenau, Märkisches Viertel, Borsigwalde, Konradshöhe, Tegel and Reinickendorf.

The residential locations in the district are similar in their versatility to other outer districts of Berlin. For example, there are very metropolitan neighborhoods in the districts of Reinickendorf or Wittenau, and in the Märkisches Viertel there are also high-rise housing estates. If you look further north, for example in Frohnau or Hermsorf, you will discover elegant single-family homes or streets with a real village character.

As briefly mentioned at the beginning, the former airport site in Tegel is a dynamic and very attractive investment location. A mix of research, industry, landscape and residential areas is planned here. Countless companies, startups, the Berlin Technical University and a completely new residential area with schools, daycare centers and other infrastructure will offer excellent opportunities for self-employed people from a wide range of industries. Furthermore, Reinickendorf can enjoy an excellent location, as it is in the immediate vicinity of the central districts of Mitte and Charlottenburg. The predominant industries throughout Reinickendorf are trade, automotive workshops, freelancers, scientific and technical services and construction.

If you are interested in the long history of Reinickendorf, you should stop by the Museum Reinickendorf in the Hermsdorf district. Here, the development of the district and especially that of Tegel is highlighted in a permanent exhibition. The museum is housed in a former school building from 1889, where classes were still held until 1980. After that, the brick building was used as a museum.

There is even more culture in the White City in the Reinickendorf district. This housing estate, built all in white and with clear forms in the 1920s by renowned architects, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 because its design symbolizes an important station in architectural history.

If, after so much culture, you feel the need for some relaxing time out, then Reinickendorf is exactly the right district for you. The Tegeler See lake and the Tegeler Forst forest offer recreational opportunities right on the doorstep of the metropolis. Around the lake, which at 450 hectares is the second largest lake in Berlin after Müggelsee in Köpenick, there is everything you need for a short vacation: Outdoor pool, playgrounds, water sports, cafes and restaurants overlooking the water. And in the adjacent Tegeler Forst, you can recharge your reserves with a long walk in the forest. And if you're ever here in the forest, be sure to visit Berlin's oldest tree, the "Dicke Marie." With an estimated age of almost 900 years, the old oak tree is older than the capital itself and with its height of 26 meters you can't miss it.

In Reinickendorf you can enjoy a lively and varied bar and pub scene, a tasty basis for the tour through the nightlife you get in the many restaurants, which like to offer Italian or home-style cooking. And for all beer garden fans we have the best tip at this point: Visit the Fährhaus Saatwinkel, here you can expect one of the oldest beer gardens in Berlin and an incomparable view of Lake Tegel.

Our ultimate shopping tip in Reinickendorf is definitely the Borsighallen or the Hallen am Borsigturm at the Tegeler See. In the listed huge brick factory halls there are countless stores where shopping fans can buy jewelry, shoes, books, decorations and even furniture. To relax in between, there are gastronomic offers from sushi to ice cream and even a cinema.

The infrastructure in Reinickendorf is well developed with various types of schools, doctors, supermarkets, discount stores and stores for daily needs. The music school Reinickendorf is the largest school for musical production in Berlin. So if you discover a talent in this direction in yourself or your children, this school would be a good address.

The public transportation is generally well developed with S-Bahn lines, subway and buses. It takes 20 minutes to take the S-Bahn from Wittenau to the main train station, or 15 minutes from Tegel to Reinickendorf.

Drivers can look forward to good traffic connections with many main traffic axes, which enable quick trips to the other Berlin districts. Via the B 96, for example, you can reach Mitte in 20 minutes. In addition, Reinickendorf is located on the A111 city highway, which can be used to travel from Tegel to Charlottenburg within 15 minutes.

What does Milieuschutz mean? And does it exist in Reinickendorf? 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, the displacement of people with normal incomes, for example, by excessive rents in luxury properties can be counteracted. In the Reinickendorf district, Letteplatz and the area around Scharnweberstrasse and Klixstrasse are under this special protection.

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