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.

Real estate prices in Moabit

With just under 39,000 rented apartments and 1,000 apartments used by the owners, the housing market in Moabit is relatively small. In Moabit there is a heterogeneous price picture, which depends more on the micro-location than in other districts. The ownership ratio is very low at 2.5 percent. Property prices in Moabit have risen by about 19 percent from 2016 to 2017. In 2017, the number of transactions rose significantly in comparison to the previous year, from almost 80 apartments in 2016 to about 450 units in 2017. In the neighborhood of Stephan-Kiez, around the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) and in Tiergarten apartment prices showed the strongest increases.

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

Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Eigene Berechnung.
Country Influx Outflux Balance
Bulgaria 242 21 221
Romania 145 18 127
Italy 172 71 101
Poland 157 72 85
France 123 64 59
United Kingdom 95 41 54
Sweden 42 4 38
Greece 49 14 35
Croatia 40 8 32
Spain 71 41 30
Netherlands 49 23 26
Portugal 28 5 23
Austria 64 42 22
Belgium 31 11 20
Hungary 28 10 18
Ireland 21 5 16
Czech Republic 24 9 15
Latvia 14 2 12
Finland 14 5 9
Slovenia 10 1 9
Lithuania 9 2 7
Slovakia 11 6 5
Cyprus 4 1 3
Malta 4 2 2
Denmark and Faroe Islands 17 18 -1
Estonia 0 1 -1
Luxembourg 6 10 -4

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.