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Micro market report Charlottenburg

Charlottenburg has written Berlin’s history all over it. Until the end of the Weimar Republic, Kurfürstendamm was the exclusive place to be for international artists and the bohemian society. The Nazi pogrom on November 9th, 1938 hit Charlottenburg very hard. Approximately 27.000 Jews lived and worked in Charlottenburg before the Nazis took over. Today many memorials for the Jews, who were murdered by the Nazis, can be found in Charlottenburg.
Even though many blocks and quarters have been destroyed during the war, Charlottenburg has preserved its old glow. The famous Charlottenburg Palace, which was built for the first Queen of Prussia, has been badly damaged during WW2 and was reconstructed in the 1950’s.

Today the central district of West-Berlin is one of Berlin´s most popular places. It is a very international district with a high living standard. Even though it might not be the hippest part of the city, Charlottenburg has excellent schools and friendly, international neighborhoods to offer.

Apartment prices in Berlin Charlottenburg

After a brief slowdown in 2016, in 2017 prices for apartments in Charlottenburg have risen by about 6.3 percent. As of February 2018, the average asking price per square metre for existing flats is approximately EUR 4,700; attic storeys and penthouse units are offered at significantly higher prices. Similar to other central downtown districts, the number of apartments offered fell slightly in all segments. Approximately 3,000 units were offered on the market in 2017. At the same time, the price increases in Charlottenburg slowed down from 2016 to 2017. In the first quarter 2018 we can see higher growth rates, with prices currently rising by around 12 percent.

Population exchange between Berlin districts

On an overall balance, Charlottenburg, as of 2016, gains the most inhabitants from Moabit in terms of internal migrations and loses most of its population to Spandau. With Wilmersdorf there is a lively, mutually balanced exchange of population. Click on the legend to show and hide values. Move the mouse over the bars to see the number of migrations.

Housing market Charlottenburg: Price segments

Infograph below: Evolutionary stage of the Charlottenburg housing market. Price segments and development of average square metre prices in the portfolio.

Apartment house market Charlottenburg

The market for rental properties in Charlottenburg is characterised by stability. In 2017 we counted 32 transaction offers with a range of EUR 400/sqm to EUR 7,800/sqm and an average offering price of approximately EUR 3,700/sqm living space computed by us. The price increase compared to the previous year is about 10 percent. The 10-year index (2006 = 0) shows a 196 percent price increase. After rises in the 20 percent range from 2012 to 2015, growth rates of 2016 and 2017 will remain in the high single-digit range.

Tenement buildings / Investment properties Charlottenburg Overview

Year EUR/sqm Offerings p.a. +/- % previous year 10 years-index %
2006 1000 45 0 0
2007 1400 86 40 40
2008 1400 94 0 40
2009 1200 111 -14 20
2010 1300 58 8 30
2011 1200 77 -8 20
2012 1600 65 33 60
2013 1800 48 13 80
2014 1900 24 6 90
2015 2400 15 26 140
2016 2600 5 17 180
2017 2600 9 -7 160

Austrians love Charlottenburg

In the table below we take a look at migration flows between the member states of the European Union and Charlottenburg in 2016. Charlottenburg is a popular residence for Austrians. Slightly more than 20 percent of the 2016 arrivals from the Alpine Republic to Berlin registered their residence in Charlottenburg. With a total of almost 1300 Austrians in Charlottenburg, this represents an increase of over 36 percent. In second place are new arrivals from Poland. The South-Eastern European representatives Romania and Bulgaria rank in the follow-on positions.

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Charlottenburg: Influx and outflux European Union 2017

Quelle: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Eigene Berechnung.
Country Influx Outflux Balance
Belgium 46 18 28
Bulgaria 258 55 203
Denmark and Faroe Islands 46 34 12
Estonia 13 7 6
Finland 13 6 7
France 173 117 56
Greece 108 21 87
Ireland 31 12 19
Italy 234 140 94
Croatia 54 18 36
Latvia 46 12 34
Lithuania 46 13 33
Luxembourg 12 12 0
Malta 0 10 -10
Netherlands 88 44 44
Austria 135 79 56
Poland 397 126 271
Portugal 43 12 31
Romania 255 27 228
Sweden 52 22 30
Slovakia 15 6 9
Slovenia 15 9 6
Spain 182 125 57
Czech Republic 49 12 37
Hungary 59 19 40
United Kingdom 284 144 140
Cyprus 9 7 2

Charlottenburg interactive: Age groups, green areas, duration of residence, election results

Learn more about Berlin-Charlottenburg. Click on the report you are interested in in the interactive map. Where does your peer group live? How multinational is my neighbourhood? How green is Charlottenburg? By clicking on Berlin 2016, you can obtain information for entire Berlin.

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Percentage of people between 18 and 65
Internationality (2016)
Population (2016)
Living space per capita
Unemployment levels (06/16)
Balance of migration (2016)

From basic to good areas

The population with the highest net income in Berlin Charlottenburg lives in the quarters between Havelchaussee and Messe Berlin (Exhibition Center Berlin). Mansions from the 1930s, twin houses from the 1950s and many new buildings are located around here.
The comparatively high rental prices between northern Kurfürstendamm around Adenauer Platz and southern Kantstraße can be explained with the high net income of the population. Same goes for the area from the east of Savignyplatz and the west of Berlin Zoo.
Another beautiful quarter with fantastic historic mansions is located around northeast Westend. Simpler apartments, which were built during the postwar period, can be rented for comparatively low rental prices in the northern part of the district. The average size of apartments in this area is 56 sqm.

Shaken off the dust

The period of stagnation in Charlottenburg between 1980 and the early 2000s is long forgotten. Today, international and modern structures characterize Charlotternburg as a result of huge real estate investments in central city locations. Around 50.000 consumers visit the famous KaDeWe, a premium department store, every day. Also around the corner: The “Bikini- House” and the movie theater “Zoo-Palace”. Besides excellent food and drinks the rooftop restaurant Neni and the Monkeybar both offer a great view on the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Breitscheidplatz and Tiergarten. The Waldorf- Astoria and two other exclusive hotels have been built recently: the Stue and the Grand Opening. The “Deutsche Oper” (opera) is located northwards of Kurfürstendamm. The opera combines modern architecture and classical music.

Charlottenburg is one of Berlin’s important locations for science and research. Research- and educational institutions such as Technical University, the University of Arts and the Frauenhofer- Institute are based in Charlottenburg. The famous gallery for photography “C/O” with around 2.200 sqm resides in Hardenbergstraße.

Retail and Office in Charlottenburg

The City-West has been revitalized as office, retail and science basis. The highest rent is currently being paid in Tauentzienstraße with an average of 310 EUR/sqm. 59 stores with a 92 percent rate of chain stores are located here. The department store “KaDeWe” is the dominating flagship destination, followed by other big companies such as Peek&Cloppenburg, Esprit, Hennes&Mauritz, Adidas and Zara in the direct proximity. The area shows the highest concentration of retail flagship stores in Berlin together with the highest pedestrians frequency. In 2016 the maximum rent in the eastern section was approx. 180€/sqm, while the middle and the western part of Kurfürsten performed with 130 EUR/sqm and 300 EUR/sqm.

Restaurants, automotive, hotels, theaters and cinemas can be found between Fasanenstraße and Bleibtreustraße. Impressive Wilhelminian historic buildings underline the exclusiveness between Bleibtreustraße and Olivaer Platz with Dolce&Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Prada stores.

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Population and leisure in Charlottenburg

Charlottenburg has a fantastic local structure in terms of recreational areas. Teufelsberg, the baroque „Schlossgarten“, the Lietzenseepark and the cosy garden memorials close to the Savigny Square are just a few of them.

The district is home to a mixture of long-time residents and “New-Berliners” at the same time. With original Berliner pubs and restaurant the neighborhood at Klausernplatz is considered as the classic-old Berlin. Many fancy restaurants, bars and pubs from normal to high-end pricing can be found around Savignyplatz and Kurfürstendamm. If one wants to experience some culture this area also offers many options for example jazz locations such as “Quasimodo” and “A-Trane”.

The total population of Charlottenburg is approximately 185.000 (2015). The quarter of Reichstraße, which reaches from Theodor-Heuss-Platz to Spandauer Damm holds 14.300 residents making it the most populated quarter of the district. Residents enjoy a variety of shopping opportunities and a well-developed industrial infrastructure with many employers.
The quarter around Auerburger Allee 2015 shows the longest-lasting occupancy rate registered in Charlottenburg. More than half of the residents have been living in the same housing unit for over 10 years. At the same time the proportion of children between 0 and 15 years is relatively low with only 6,12% (average in Charlottenburg: 11%).
Around Kranzallee the proportion of children under 16 years is pretty high at 14,86%.
The district offers a number of excellent schools and cultural facilities:

• 23 elementary schools
• 8 integrated secondary schools
• 9 high schools
• 4 schools with focus on special needs education
• options to actively participate in a parliament for children and teenagers