Living, working, recreation
Property market Köpenick

Köpenick, a district on the city outskirts of Berlin, combines work and living with recreation. With many parks, forests and a chain of lakes, Köpenick is the district with the most water and woodland in Berlin. What counts here is more the quality of the microlocation of residential quarters than the location from an overall urban perspective.

The residential areas in Köpenick are heterogeneous. In the east and south of the district old villa colonies, bordering Lake Müggelsee, Lake Dämeritzsee and the Dahme, often form picturesque quarters. Friedrichshagen is also one of Köpenick's preferred residential areas. In the northwest of Lake Müggelsee, fashionable Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau houses border the water. In Grünau and Wendenschloss, single-family houses, country houses and villas predominate on generous plots of land. In Wendenschloss, water plots on the eastern bank of the Dahme, which are also close to the old town, form exclusive residential quarters.

~ 132,622
Population (2017)
~ 69,527
Apartments (2017)
~ 19,422
Buildings (2017)
Living space per capita (2017)
Balance of migration (2017)
Unemployment levels (08/18)

Property prices in Berlin Köpenick

The housing and real estate market in Köpenick is picking up strongly after a quieter period for Berlin standards. The price increase per square metre of living space in 2018 was around 10.3 percent in the offering prices for residential properties. In the Friedrichshagen district we measure about 20 percent and in Grünau with about 25 percent the strongest increase, while transaction figures fall slightly at the same time. The new building activity in Köpenick is very high. In 2018, prices per square metre for new properties in Köpenick, which range between 60 and 80 square metres, were about 30 per cent higher than in the previous year. As the Berlin average, the number of apartments offered in Köpenick is currently declining.

Price segement Berlin Köpenick

Chart below: The three different price segments show how the price structure in the district has changed between 2007- 2018. It also describes how many apartments have been offered in each price segment. The curve represents the development of the average offering price of all apartment types and their price segment.

Apartment buildings in Köpenick

Apartment buildings in Köpenick have been gaining in value for years. For the first time the average offer price was EUR 3,000/sqm living space in 2018. The number of transactions increased compared to the previous year. There are still no milieu protection areas in Köpenick according to § 172 BauGB, which boosts the attractiveness of the location.

Family Houses in Köpenick

In Köpenick, the market for single-family houses, detached houses, semi-detached houses and villas is very pronounced, partly due to its proximity to nature. Our chart shows the development of prices for houses in Berlin-Köpenick from 2006 until today.

Köpenick: Influx and outflux

Köpenick has positive migration balances. Treptow, Lichtenberg and Neukölln are the top 3 exchange districts. Click on the legend to show or hide values. Move the mouse over the bars to see the number of migrational moves.

Köpenick: Migration flows European Union 2017

Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg
Country Influx Outflux Balance
Belgium 13 0 13
Bulgaria 117 18 99
Denmark and Faroe Islands 3 6 -3
Estonia 6 0 6
Finland 3 3 0
France 27 6 21
Greece 32 0 32
Ireland 3 9 -6
Italy 68 30 38
Croatia 27 10 17
Latvia 15 6 9
Lithuania 16 0 16
Luxembourg 4 0 4
Malta 0 0 0
Netherlands 19 21 -2
Austria 42 31 11
Poland 160 74 86
Portugal 12 0 12
Romania 284 28 256
Sweden 6 9 -3
Slovakia 3 0 3
Slovenia 6 0 6
Spain 42 24 18
Czech Republic 6 6 0
Hungary 61 13 48
United Kingdom 60 24 36
Cyprus 0 0 0

Center of culture and technology

The “Rathenau-Hallen” in Oberschönweide were once an industrial location for electricity in the 20th century. Today it is a business location center for research and development, service as well as movie and media companies. Buildings around Wilhelminenhofstraße, where a factory of the company AEG was once located, nowadays is a hub for culture, technology and business establishment.

Another base for businesses is the “Wuhlheide”, which is a 50.000² large rentable area in Köpenick. It was originally founded as the center of technology and establishment for the newly-formed German states in 1990. Today around 196 companies have settled here.

Hightech companies settled at the center of establishment and technology “Spreeknie”. Young and creative companies and employees highly value Köpenick for offering such centers.

High quality of living in Köpenick

With more than 800 years of history the old town in North-Köpenick is one out of the three oldest settlement areas in Berlin. The historical city centre of Köpenick was part of an urban redevelopment and monument conversation program that took place between 1991- 2008. Most houses in the historical centre and many industrial buildings were revitalized.

Oberschönweide, which is located in the north-west of the district, has been one of the most important industrial locations in the GDR. It still is a business location today but more and more popular as a residential area.

From small town feeling to urban busyness and from tradition to modern spirits: Köpenick is a district of divergent structures. Recreation is possible almost everywhere thanks to the many neighborhoods close to parks and waters. Social diversity and solidarity are Köpenick’s spirit. The district is home to the famous soccer club 1. FC Union Berlin.

Berlin’s largest district is also the least populated one. The many lakes and woods and of course the castle “Wasserschloss Köpenick” are good reasons for loving the quiet idyllic district.

The district is also known for the tale “Hauptmann von Köpenick”, which took place in 1906 and is about a shoemaker. He dressed up as a major and together with a brigade arrested the town mayor and stole the city treasury. The story is still part of movies and plays today.
Not only is the statue of the “Hauptmann von Köpenick” an indicator of the past: the castle “Schloss Köpenick” has been preserved from the times of the Hohenzollern and the Friedrich Wilhelm (the “great elector”). The castle is opened for visitors to look at the beautiful architecture influenced by the Netherlands as well as the inside of the historic building.

Köpenick becomes more attractive for families. An indicator is the rising number of children in the district: between 2010- 2015 the number increased by 1.150 young residents between the age of 0 and 15 years. There is a variety of sports and recreation opportunities for all ages. The largest non-profit center for children and families in Europe is located in Köpenick. Besides that a climbing forest in Wuhlheide and a skating area in Karslhorst are great fun. Perfect for sunny summer days are the beach-bathing area in Grünau or rafting tours through Köpenick’s nature. Cafés and restaurants can be found everywhere around the water.