Black Label Properties has launched a new series of Berlin area guides and video blogs to help property buyers find the right neighbourhood. Berlin has 12 different boroughs or districts, each with its own government, vibe and personality. For those new to the city deciding where to live can be a little overwhelming. So, to make the process easier Black Label has created its own guides to complement its existing → videos on buying and selling property in Berlin.
“Nothing beats visiting and experiencing Berlin’s diverse neighbourhoods yourself, of course, but these area guides are an excellent starting point and will give you an introduction to the history and culture of each district, its location, amenities and how it looks today,” says Achim Amann, cofounder of Black Label Properties. “They will also give you an insight into lesser known and up-andcoming areas of the city that we feel offer a good investment opportunity.”
Berlin’s top neighbourhoods
- For history lovers … → Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Otto Dix, Else Lasker-Schüler and Max Liebermann… during the golden twenties one would have found artists, playwrights and politicians alike swanning around the iconic theatres, shops and cafes of west Berlin. Today this area is known as Charlottenburg and is still reputed as one of the most affluent districts of the city.
- For great food & nightlife… → Berlin Mitte. The capital’s most central district, and also one of the most diverse. Home to Berlin’s most iconic attractions, including Museum Island, the Berliner Dom, the TV Tower, Hackescher Markt, the historical Reichstag and many more famous sites, many of which run along the picturesque banks of the River Spree.
- For families and hipsters … → Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. Boutique shops, the famed Mauerpark, and many, many strollers have recently become the vision of Prenzlauer Berg. Back in the 1960s Prenzlauer Berg was an east German neighbourhood and the site of peaceful protests and a strong counterculture. After the Wall fell, Prenzlauer Berg held onto its rebellious roots and become a hotspot for squatters. It’s now home to families and hip, young
- For architecture & design … → Berlin Lichtenberg. Located in the far east of Berlin, Lichtenberg is a large suburb that is unique in Berlin and is gradually becoming an increasingly attractive and talked about district. Not only is it safe and quiet, but it is also filled with places of historical significance and natural beauty. Home to Tierpark Zoo and some quality east German architecture.
- For nature lovers … → Berlin Kopenick. Holding Berlin’s largest body of water, Müggelsee, and rich with forests and parks, Köpenick offers space and nature just on the eastern edge of the core of Berlin’s creative sector – Kreuzberg. Berlin’s beautiful and subdued southeast neighbourhood is a family-friendly, middle-class neighbourhood
Black Label’s Berlin Knowledge video series was created by our international sales agent Clive Gross and covers Berlin art, food & drink, history & architecture, icons, unusual landmarks, markets, museums & galleries, Berlin on the water, and a guide to shopping. Watch the video series → here.