Microanalysis real estate market Berlin
Housing report Schöneberg

Schöneberg is not only popular for its lively pubs and cultural establishments. The short distance to Berlin’s big universities, shopping boulevards like Kurfürstendamm, Tauentzienstraße and Schloßstraße as well as many recreational areas let Schöneberg appear very attractive. The central district is located next to Tempelhof and belongs to the main district Tempelhof-Schöneberg. It is home to more than 149.476 people and has a variety of different neighborhoods from very simple to exclusive. It goes from hip locations around Motzstraße to rummage and life-style neighborhoods around Kleistpark and bourgeois locations in Friedenau. Especially in high demand are the apartments in postwar buildings. The district was already popular during the times of the German Wall and home to the LGBT-scene of Berlin. Apartments were already highly demanded during the 80s and led to high buying and rental prices. About 66 percent of all households in Schöneberg are single-households.
People enjoy visiting the small theaters and cabarets or meeting friends at one of the many bars, restaurants or cafés. The night life in Schöneberg is quite active. The district was like an impulse generator during the times of the Berlin Wall and President J.F. Kennedy held is famous speech in front of the city hall of Schöneberg.

Property prices in Schöneberg

The central location, the proximity to Kreuzberg and an agile international scene ensure continued high demand and continuously rising apartment prices in Schöneberg. Small single apartments are particularly in demand.

In the first quarter of 2018, less than 300 existing apartments were marketed. This indicates a further decline in transaction figures for 2018. The price trend is also clearly rising in the current year.

At the end of March 2018, the offer prices for condominiums in Schöneberg, at around EUR 4,200/sqm, are 10 percent higher than in the previous year. Only penthouse apartments suffered a price dip. Attics, on the other hand, continue to rise in price. About 2000 apartments (existing) were on offer in 2017, a figure that will not be reached in 2018. As of March 2018, Tempelhof-Schöneberg has four milieu protection areas and four "suspect" areas.

Evolutionary stages of the real estate market in Schöneberg

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.

Schöneberg: Influx and outflux European Union 2017

Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg. Eigene Berechnung.
Country Influx Outflux Balance
Belgium 45 21 24
Bulgaria 114 36 78
Denmark and Faroe Islands 41 35 6
Estonia 9 0 9
Finland 25 21 4
France 213 104 109
Greece 74 27 47
Ireland 35 15 20
Italy 253 128 125
Croatia 47 19 28
Latvia 21 3 18
Lithuania 37 12 25
Luxembourg 9 3 6
Malta 6 3 3
Netherlands 64 48 16
Austria 87 74 13
Poland 230 82 148
Portugal 30 15 15
Romania 206 18 188
Sweden 55 34 21
Slovakia 3 3 0
Slovenia 0 3 -3
Spain 130 86 44
Czech Republic 15 6 9
Hungary 58 18 40
United Kingdom 203 117 86
Cyprus 6 3 3

Interactive Schöneberg Map: Everything at a glance.

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Schöneberg Dashboard

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

New building projects in Schöneberg

Offering prices for new building projects rose about 31 percent in 2016. Around 240 apartments were offered for an average price of 6.000€/sqm.

Central and diverse – this is Schöneberg!

Not only the district but also its residents are heterogeneous. The facets of the district are colorful and diverse: quiet and lively, alternative and modern, simple and exalted.
Berliner’s and tourists meet at the traditional pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés at Winterfeldtplatz, which was once the stronghold of the squatter scene. People can enjoy Berlin’s biggest farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday here. Center of the gay-lesbian community are the streets around Nollendorfplatz. The neighborhood is hosting Europe’s biggest lesbian and gay street festival every year for two summer days since 1993. Schöneberg stands for diversity, acceptance and tolerance. That fact was also highly valued by David Bowie, who lived at Hauptstraße 155. Also Kurt Tucholsky, Albert Einstein and Marlene Dietrich lived in Schöneberg. Whereas Einstein resided at the elegant quarter “Bayrisches Viertel”, Marlene Dietrich was born at Leberstraße, the so-called “Red Island”. The “Red Island” got its name from the left oriented working class.
Red Island, quarters around Bayrischer Platz, Bautzener Straße and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz are all social preserved areas.