Berlin Schöneberg: development and life in the district

What do David Bowie, Albert Einstein and Marlene Dietrich have in common? Correct, they all lived, at least for a time, in Schöneberg. And for good reason. The neighborhood has a lot to offer. In addition to a large queer scene that hangs out in the many LGBTQ bars and pubs, cozy cafés and diverse restaurants invite you to linger. While the KaDeWe offers everything that the luxury heart desires, bargain hunters will also get their money's worth at the flea market on Rathenauplatz. Those who prefer something more alternative can stroll through the streets and indulge in the offerings of the many small shops. With the Park am Gleisdreieck, Schöneberg offers a huge green oasis with urban flair. The district is so varied that a mere description hardly does it justice. Schöneberg has to be experienced. The following chapters hold exciting information about Schöneberg as a real estate location for you, showing that the district also offers excellent conditions in this segment.

Real Estate Market in Berlin Schöneberg

The real estate market is booming in the capital: Prices for condominiums and houses have more than doubled in recent years, and rents have developed in a similar way. Due to the high attractiveness of the district, this trend can also be observed in Kreuzberg and an end to this development is not in sight. The international and young population is increasingly entering the scene as a financially strong buyer class, thus contributing to the positive trend in value development. On the other hand, there is limited space for new developments and low fluctuation in the existing segment. This means that demand is high and supply is rather low, which is known to arouse desires and thus promote the run on one of the sought-after and rare properties.

Existing buildings

Average rental prices

10

EUR / m²

+3.87%

Average purchase prices

4,913

EUR / m²

+8.23%

Rental offers

365

-14.62%

Purchase offers

685

-17.95%

New builds

Average rental prices

19.02

EUR / m²

+8.74%

Average purchase prices

6,898

EUR / m²

+15.78%

Rental offers

44

-32.31%

Purchase offers

88

+6.67%

Average rental prices

10

EUR / m²

+3.87%

Average purchase prices

4,913

EUR / m²

+8.23%

Rental offers

365

-14.62%

Purchase offers

685

-17.95%

Average rental prices

19.02

EUR / m²

+8.74%

Average purchase prices

6,898

EUR / m²

+15.78%

Rental offers

44

-32.31%

Purchase offers

88

+6.67%

Schöneberg: Real estate supply and development

Schöneberg is very popular. With its sophisticated old buildings and the more modern apartment buildings from the post-war period, the district mainly holds apartments. The facades are often adorned with street art. Only a few of the formerly high stock of Gründerzeit villas survived the Second World War. The already dense population ensures relatively little new construction activity.

Offer of properties for rent and sale in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Rental offers
Purchase offers

How are real estate prices developing in Schöneberg?

Schöneberg has been experiencing steadily rising demand for several decades. This and the general housing shortage in the capital have ensured that real estate prices have also skyrocketed here in recent years. At present, it can be assumed that this trend will continue due to the high attractiveness of the district.

Purchase price (m²) in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Existing building

Average purchase prices

4,913

EUR / m²

+8.23%

New builds

Average purchase prices

6,898

EUR / m²

+15.78%

Average purchase price Tempelhof-Schöneberg

New build
Existing building

Current rents and development

Even though rents have only risen marginally in the past year, there has been an extremely positive price trend in Schöneberg in the years before. The apartments on offer are mainly in the medium to upper price segment. The popularity of the area, which has been on the rise for years, is likely to ensure a strong surplus of demand in the future, which will continue to drive up rents.

Average rental prices in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Existing building

Average purchase prices

4,913

EUR / m²

+8.23%

New builds

Average purchase prices

6,898

EUR / m²

+15.78%

The population of the district

About 150,000 people live in Schöneberg on about 12 square kilometers. The population is colorful and diverse; different cultures and ways of life meet here and enjoy the varied coexistence in a quiet and friendly way. In terms of income, Schöneberg residents are among the high earners.

Residents Tempelhof-Schöneberg
The five largest international populations in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Migration in Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Moves in

13,623

Persons

+1.65 %

Moves out

13,711

Persons

+8.96 %

In the year 2021, development compared to the previous year

Living in Berlin Schöneberg

If one had to ascribe Schöneberg its most distinctive characteristics, then terms like relaxed, unexcited, not boastful, creative and tolerant would definitely be among them. The small district surrounded by trendy districts like Mitte or Kreuzberg seems almost like an oasis in the metropolitan hustle and bustle.

Characteristic are the many beautiful old buildings that characterize the streetscape here in many places. In addition, there is a diverse and interesting gastronomic scene that is still undiscovered by many tourists on corners and in small streets. Particularly exciting is the district of Friedenau, which is one of the smallest districts of Berlin in terms of area, but still hides some of the biggest names such as Marlene Dietrich, Günter Grass, Erich Kästner or Rosa Luxemburg. That's why Friedenau is also called the artists' and thinkers' quarter.

As you can see, Schöneberg is something like the deepest of Berlin's districts and therefore all the more exciting. In the following chapters, you will learn what makes Schöneberg so unique.

Schöneberg is located in the central south of Berlin, bordering Charlottenburg and Mitte to the north, Kreuzberg and Tempelhof to the east, Steglitz to the south, and Wilmersdorf to the west. Schöneberg is divided into the districts of Schöneberg and Friedenau, and of course there are neighborhoods that have very special and endearing characteristics.

In Schöneberg itself, life is more or less lively, depending on the neighborhood, but overall the residential areas are rather well-kept and quiet with lots of greenery. Basically, beautiful old buildings dominate here, which come along elegantly and are very much in demand. In northern Schöneberg around Tauentzienstrasse or Wittenbergplatz, the metropolitan life is raging, here you go shopping and partying. In the east of Schöneberg around Nollendorfplatz, Akazienkiez and Winterfeldplatz there is a varied gastro scene and smaller stores. The further south you go in Schöneberg, the greener and quieter it gets.

In Friedenau you live quietly and with a lot of green between old buildings from the Gründerzeit and beautiful old villas. Nevertheless, you can enjoy all the advantages of the central location and can also quickly reach Wilmersdorf or Steglitz on foot. Particularly exciting: The district is characterized by a lively cultural scene, there are many galleries and studios here. For art lovers, we offer a suitable tip, which we present under the item "Sights and Museums".

As a business location, Schöneberg is attractive in many respects. Its excellent location in central Berlin is already extremely advantageous. The range of industries in Schöneberg is as diverse as the district itself: Trade, gastronomy, service or industry - everything works with and next to each other. Very exciting: the EUREF campus. Established companies and startups that are committed to the energy transition and work and research in the areas of energy, sustainability and mobility have settled here. Incidentally, Schöneberg's landmark is also located here: the gasometer from 1871. Today, the 80-meter-high structure is used for events and congresses and has been a listed building since 1994.

History buffs should pay a visit to Schöneberg City Hall. This is where John F. Kennedy gave his famous speech in 1991, in which he said "I am a Berliner." The square where the town hall stands is also called John F. Kennedy Square. And for elevator fans there is still a working paternoster from the 50s in the city hall.

Schöneberg is known for its cultural scene, so we would like to recommend two appropriate tips. If you are in the mood for a theater experience far away from large halls, then visit the Little Theater in Friedenau on Südwestkorso. Here you can enjoy the plays up close and without frills in a chamber play with a small stage and a small auditorium. And if you want to get a glimpse of Friedenau's diverse studio and gallery life, take part in the "Kultour" organized by the non-profit association Südwestpassage. On certain days, artists open their spaces and show how varied art is in Friedenau.

And finally, here's a green space tip: The Rudolph Wilde Park in Schöneberg offers seven hectares of wonderful surroundings to relax in the green. From here, you have a good view of the imposing city hall and the impressive Carl Zuckermayer Bridge.

There are plenty of good restaurants and bars in Schöneberg. Here the range goes from upscale gastronomy to good food for the normal wage earner. Schöneberg also offers a very interesting and diverse pub scene. Night owls should look around Nollendorfplatz and Winterfeldplatz, Bayerischer Platz is also worth a visit. Special tip: If you are a Frahling lover, Schöneberg is the place to be. This is because a large number of cafés here indulge the desire for good coffee and a delicious piece of cake.

A very iconic place in Schöneberg is definitely Winterfeldplatz. Here, they say, is the heart of Berlin's gay and lesbian scene. Already in the 20s, people celebrated here extensively and with pleasure and it has remained so until today. On and around the square rainbow flags and stickers symbolize that here a colorful and tolerant coexistence is desired and very welcome.

If we write about shopping in Schöneberg, of course a world-famous department store must not be missing: The KaDeWe. The largest department store in Europe is often mistakenly located on the Kurfürstendamm, but this is not at all correct. KaDeWe is located on Tauentzienstrasse near Wittenbergplatz. The Kaufhaus des Westens - as the store is called in full - has plunged many generations into an absolute frenzy of consumption. And you shouldn't be short of cash, because the most expensive brands and designer labels are waiting here on several floors for a well-heeled public.

Away from KaDeWe, there are of course endless other shopping opportunities in Schöneberg. From small, traditional stores to the well-known retail brands, you will find everything to make you happy and satisfied during an extended shopping spree.

The infrastructure in Schöneberg leaves nothing to be desired. As befits a district of the German capital, there are schools, doctors, supermarkets, discount stores and generally all the stores of daily needs for all tastes and needs.

There are excellent transport connections in Schöneberg. There are three S-Bahn lines, three U-Bahn lines and several buses. For long-distance travelers, the Südkreuz train station is a good choice; here you can take the ICE train to Munich or Cologne, for example, in just over four hours. Drivers can quickly reach other districts via the excellent road network or the A 100 city highway.

What does Milieuschutz mean? And does it exist in Schöneberg? 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, the displacement of people with normal incomes, for example, by high rents in luxury properties can be counteracted. Schöneberg and especially Friedenau are under this special protection.

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