Microanalysis real estate market Berlin
Housing report Köpenick

Köpenick, right at Berlin’s boundary, has the most parks, woods and lakes of Berlin. The quality of the micro environment with its accommodations offers a very convincing work-life-balance.

The district has heterogeneous residential areas. Bordering on Müggelsee, Dämeritzsee and the river Dahme in the south and east one will find beautiful settlements of old mansions. One of Köpenick’s most favored residential areas is Friedrichshagen. Part of the area northwest of Müggelsee is characterized by glamorous houses in the Wilhelminian style and art nouveau. Grünau and Wendenschloss are predominated by single-family houses, cottages and mansion on broad sites. Exclusive residential quarters are located right at the east waterfront of the river Dahme and old town.

Apartments in Berlin Köpenick

The housing and real estate market in Köpenick is currently running relatively calm. In 2017, the price increase per square meter of living space was about 9.5 percent for residential properties, with a similar trend in 2018: in the Friedrichshagen district, we measure about 20 percent, and in Grünau, at around 25 percent, the strongest increase, with a slight decline in transaction numbers. New construction activity in Köpenick is high. In 2017, demand for Köpenicker's new properties, which cover an area of between 60 and 80 square metres, was around 30 percent higher than in the previous year. The number of apartments on sale in Köpenick is currently declining, just like the Berlin average.

Evolution of the real estate market in Berlin Köpenick

Chart above: The three different price segments show how the price structure in the district has changed between 2007- 2016. 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.

Köpenick: Migration flows European Union 2017

Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Eigene Berechnung.
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

Interactive Köpenick Map: Everything at a glance.

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Köpenick Dashboard

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

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.