Microanalysis real estate market Berlin
Housing report Moabit

Moabit is a central quarter in the district Mitte, surrounded by water. The excellent inner-city location between the waterways Spree, Berlin-Spandauer shipping canal, Westhafenkanal and the Charlottenburg canal connection helped Moabit to flourish in earlier times, and as a result, especially workers settled in Moabit. In the course of industrialization, the population grew from 10,000 to 93,000 inhabitants between 1858 and 1890. The district developed into a very dense working and residential area. The workers lived in tight quarters in precarious housing conditions. The residential areas in Moabit are nowadays still predominantly simple.

Property prices in Moabit

Real estate prices in Moabit rose by around 3 percent to an average of EUR 3,850/sqm in the 12-month period, first quarter 2018. The number of transactions rose sharply in 2017. In Q1 2018, only just under 90 properties were offered in Moabit. The strongest price segment is the middle range of EUR 2,000 - 4,000 per square meter. In addition to the Stephan quarter, the streets near the main station and the neighbourhoods close to Tiergarten are currently experiencing considerable price increases. Less centrally located areas are also rapidly closing the price gap.

Evolution of the real estate market in Berlin Moabit

Chart above: The three different price segments show how the price structure in the district has changed between 2007- 2017. 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.

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Moabit: Influx and outflux European Union 2017

Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Eigene Berechnung.
Country Influx Outflux Balance
Belgium 24 15 9
Bulgaria 183 32 151
Denmark and Faroe Islands 36 22 14
Estonia 9 0 9
Finland 10 6 4
France 141 67 74
Greece 50 15 35
Ireland 30 16 14
Italy 179 66 113
Croatia 46 9 37
Latvia 12 0 12
Lithuania 26 6 20
Luxembourg 3 3 0
Malta 3 0 3
Netherlands 37 18 19
Austria 45 59 -14
Poland 157 56 101
Portugal 25 7 18
Romania 146 18 128
Sweden 25 12 13
Slovakia 4 6 -2
Slovenia 6 6 0
Spain 78 52 26
Czech Republic 27 10 17
Hungary 36 9 27
United Kingdom 125 56 69
Cyprus 0 3 -3

Moabit Dashboard

Percentage of people between 18 and 65
Population (2015)
Living space per capita
Unemployment rate (06/16)
Balance of migration (2016)

Real estate market in Berlin Moabit

Many of the (micro) locations in Moabit with nice old buildings, cafés, restaurants and quiet streets are very popular. Efficient speed limits have been introduced in many familiy areas. Stucco facades of old buildings have been restored and about 90 percent of the historical substance of the buildings has been preserved.

The main Kieze (quarters) in Moabit are: Huttenkiez, Beusselkiez, Westhafen, Emdener Straße, Zwinglistraße, Elberfelder Straße, Stephankiez, Heidestraße, Lübecker Straße, Thomasiusstraße, Zillesiedlung and Lüneburger Straße.

“Moabit is awesome!”

People love Moabit because it is very diverse: young and old, low and high-income households, original and new Berliners as well as tourists feel at home in Moabit.

Surrounded by the Spree (river) and several canals, the island position makes living in Moabit very easy. The short distance to Hauptbahnhof and the government district (“Regierungsviertel”) and many nice green areas plus many cafés and beer gardens bring up a kind of holiday feeling in the summer time.

Culture enthusiasts should visit the “Kulturfabrik Moabit”, a former depot base and today a location for concerts, theater, movie theaters, exhibits and political debates.

A young and individual neighborhood is the Stephankiez, which is shaped like a star and quite popular not only amongst the residents of Moabit. In 2015 around 65,73 percent of all households in the neighborhood were single-households. The population is relatively young: 55,12 percent are between the age of 18 and 45 years, whereas only 8,61 percent are older than 65 years. But no matter from which age group, the many pubs, cafés and restaurants open their doors for everyone. Definitely a culinary highlight is the restaurant “Arema” in Birkenstraße.