Last Update: 02.12.2021

Berlin Properties Moabit 2021

Moabit is central, has lovely neighbourhoods and excellent inner-city connections. Nevertheless, until recently little attention was paid to the promising district between the Berlin waterways. With the rising prices in Wedding and Neukölln this is changing. The cosy neighbourhood is no longer an insider tip. Students also appreciate the nice neighborhoods, which are becoming increasingly younger and hipper. 


Surrounded by waters

The inner-city location between the waterways Spree, Berlin-Spandauer shipping canal, the Westhafen canal and the Charlottenburg canal helped Moabit in earlier times to industrial prosperity, resulting in the settlement of workers 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 highly dense work and residential area. The people lived in very narrow spaces in precarious living conditions. Under Nazi rule, Moabit, also known as the "Red Island", was the scene of street fighting between communist workers and the SA thugs. In November 1943, the Beussel district was first partially destroyed by bomb attacks, and in the last days of the war almost two thirds of the apartments fell victim to street fighting. The reunification of Germany brought Moabit back to the centre of Berlin. In 2001, Tiergarten, to which Moabit belonged, was merged with Mitte and Wedding as part of the district reform. For a long time, no one took much notice of Moabit. That has changed radically. Moabit's back.

Existing buildings

Median Asking price
4,750 EUR/m²
+3.20 %
Median Asking rent
15.40 EUR/m²
-26.50 %

New buildings

Median Asking price
9,940 EUR/m²
+31.10 %
Median Asking rent
24.55 EUR/m²
+40.50 %

Neighbourhoods in Berlin Moabit

The most popular micro locations within Moabit are architecturally characterized by attractive old buildings and calm residential streets with 30 km/h zones, cafés and restaurants. Among them is the Stephankiez. Here you can find houses from the Wilhelminian period (Gründerzeit) with very attractive stucco facades, most of which have now been restored. About 90 percent of the historical building substance is still present here. The classic Moabit from the time before the district reform and the integration into the district Mitte, consists of the quarters Huttenkiez, Beusselkiez, Westhafen, Emdener Straße, Zwinglistraße, Elberfelder Straße, Stephankiez, Heidestraße, Lübecker Straße, Thomasiusstraße, Zillesiedlung and Lüneburger Straße.

Property prices Moabit

With almost 45,000 apartments, the housing market in Moabit is small. A heterogeneous price picture reveals itself, which depends more strongly on the microlocation than in other districts. The ownership rate is at a low of 2.5 percent. The offer prices for apartments in Moabit are average 4,750 EUR/m². This corresponds to a development of 3.20 % in one year.  The housing offer amounts to 1,020 apartments in the last period of 12 months. 

The situation is similar in the new construction segment. In 12 months 130 objects from new building projects were offered. The average list price is 9,940 EUR/m². 12 months ago it was 7,580 EUR/m². Accordingly the price correction in this period was 31.10 %.

Price index Moabit

Period Existing buildings Median Offer price Index (base 10 years = 100) New buildings Median Offer price Index (base 10 years = 100)
Current quarter 4,750 EUR/m² - 9,940 EUR/m² -
1 Year 4,610 EUR/m² 3.20 % 7,580 EUR/m² 31.10 %
3 Years 3,860 EUR/m² 23.20 % 6,190 EUR/m² 60.60 %
5 Years 3,110 EUR/m² 52.60 % 5,690 EUR/m² 74.70 %
10 Years 1,370 EUR/m² 247.60 % 3,440 EUR/m² 188.70 %

Bird's eye view: Property Prices in Berlin Moabit

The Bubble Chart shows the supply situation of the last 12 months for the property market in Moabit. The colors indicate the year of construction classes, the size of the bubbles the quantity of offers, the location in the coordinate system the price radius (square meters) and apartment sizes.

Development of property price segments in Berlin Moabit

The chart shows the changes in the price structure of the offered prices in Moabit. How many apartments were offered in the different price segments? The curve shows the development of the average offer price across all apartment types and price segments for existing apartments. Moabit has a stable lower price segment with offer prices between 2,000 and 4,000 EUR/m². The mid-price segment is growing. Some properties in highly sought-after locations are priced at over 6,000 EUR/m².

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Rental market in Berlin Moabit

The development of rents in Moabit shows a development of -26.50 % over the 12-month period. This revises recent price exaggerations. On the open market, flats are offered on average at prices per square metre of 15.40 EUR/m². In total, 840 properties were offered for rent, not including the offers of the municipal housing associations. The number of cases in Moabit is relatively low due to the small property inventory. Many flats have been rented for decades and must be extensively refurbished before they can be re-rented. Overall, the district is developing into a high-quality location, not only geographically.

Rent index Moabit

Period Existing buildings Median Offer price Index (base 10 years = 100) New buildings Median Offer price Index (base 10 years = 100)
Current quarter 15.40 EUR/m² - 24.55 EUR/m² -
1 Year 20.90 EUR/m² -26.50 % 17.45 EUR/m² 40.50 %
3 Years 12.95 EUR/m² 18.90 % 15.00 EUR/m² 63.30 %
5 Years 10.65 EUR/m² 44.50 % 15.35 EUR/m² 60.00 %

SnapshotBird's eye view: Asking rents in Berlin Moabit

The Bubble Chart shows the supply situation of the last 12 months for the property market in Moabit. The colors indicate the year of construction classes, the size of the bubbles the quantity of offers, the location in the coordinate system the price radius (square meters) and apartment sizes. The various price segments and construction years in the Moabit rental market are clearly visible. Rents above 15 EUR/m² are mainly located in newly constructed properties. Small apartments are well represented.

Rent segments

All price segments are present in Moabit. The offers in the segment from 5 - 8 EUR/m² are decreasing. At the same time, the number of housing offers is rising above 14 EUR/m². The medium price segments are largely stable.

Apartment buildings in Moabit

Although Moabit has all the qualities for the future, for a long time the small district was not on the priority list of buyers. The total housing stock in Moabit of around 45,000 apartments is spread over approx. 2,850 buildings. Not surprisingly, the pressure is high in the popular quarters of Stephankiez, Huttenkiez and Zwinglistrasse. Nearly 1,500 buildings are classic old Berlin buildings up to 1910. The destruction of the industrial Moabit and neighborhoods around production facilities during the war had a severe impact. This explains the large post-war housing stock. Both construction year classes (pre-war, post-war) are valued differently on the market. The real household sizes are highest in the Zillestraße with 2.23 persons per household and lowest in the Hansaviertel with 1.64 persons per household. Overall, the housing deficit is just under 7,800 apartments above overall Moabit. It is to be expected that the combination of low supply, growing demand and central city locations with good connections will hold considerable potential for development. 

Related topics: Milieu protection  Rent cap  Residential building report

The table shows the values for multi-family houses published by the German Real Estate Association (IVD) for Mitte by location and year of construction.

Construction era Simple to medium locations Good to very good locations
1900 - 1949 2.300 - 3.200 EUR/m² 3.200 - 4.400 EUR/m²
1950 - 1978 1.900 - 2.800 EUR/m² 2.600 - 3.400 EUR/m²
1979 - 2000 2.100 - 3.000 EUR/m² 2.800 - 3.700 EUR/m²
since 2001 2.500 - 3.500 EUR/m² 3.500 - 4.600 EUR/m²
Source: IVD Immobilienpreisservice 2020/2021

Trends in Berlin Moabit

In the wider urban context, Mitte and Moabit continue to grow together. Former wall wastelands are becoming inner-city centres. On the Moabit side, the new quarter on Lehrter Straße with over 1,000 rental and owner-occupied flats, north of the main railway station and in Mitte, is unleashing considerable centrifugal forces. In Europacity, a wide variety of uses and building types are being developed on approx. 61 hectares.
Moabit is also being upgraded by the redevelopment area that already started in 2008 around Turmstraße and the development initiative "Active Centres". A former brewery was converted and developed into the Schultheiss Quarter, with the same objective of preserving and strengthening the small-scale shop structure on Turmstraße. To the north, Moabit borders on the Charlottenburg shipping canal with the Westhafen and the logistics company and important employer BEHALA. Here, the neighbourhood is still characterised by industry. No other inner-city district has such large industrial land reserves as Moabit. With entry prices currently still moderate, we expect a very positive development that will continue to gain momentum, catalysed by Europa-City. Moabit offers considerable potential for investments.

Building activity in Moabit

The suburb Moabit is located in the administrative district Berlin Mitte and has a manageable property stock of 46.000 apartments, spread over 13 statistical planning areas LOR (Lebensweltlich orientierte Räume). At an average apartment size of 67.4 m² and a statistical household size of 1.64 persons per household, Moabit is in the lower range. In terms of figures, the household size is 1.83 persons per household.

The construction activity in Moabit increased significantly in 2018. Almost twice as many apartments were built in 2018 as in the previous 7 years combined. When and in which quarters (LOR) construction completions were reported, can be seen from the map. (Source: Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg)

Milieu protection

In Moabit there are currently three milieu protection areas.

Milieu protection area In force since Area in ha Extended Last update
Birkenstrasse 2016 81.6 - -
Waldstrasse 2016 72.6 - -
Thomasiusstrasse 2018 16.8 - -

Milieu protection map Moabit

Check in our milieu protection map Berlin whether your property is located in a protection area, an investigation area or a suspected area. Our milieu protection map is continuously revised and updated on basis of the resolutions of the district assemblies (BVV). Please also visit our milieu protection area for further information.

General background

"Moabit is the best," the Moabites say about their neighborhood. In fact, the population mix is a cut through the middle of society. The figures show that Moabit is not a single-person district, despite the typically high number of one-person households in Berlin. Taken together, almost 50,000 people live in 2-, 3- and 4-person households. With an average apartment size of 68 m², the apartments are rather in the lower average range in Berlin comparison. The proportion of the population aged between 27 and 45 is high, while the proportion of those over 65 is relatively low. Milieu protected areas were introduced in the Waldstrasse, Birkenstrasse and Thomasiusstrasse areas. The ownership rate in the district is traditionally low. The central location, an environment worth living in, the mostly very good connections and, last but not least, the qualities of the location, which result, among other things, from small-scale old building quarters and neighbourhoods, make long-term investments in Moabit interesting.

Population by nationality


About 32 percent of the population living in Moabit comes from the international area. While migration balances have been negative internally for some years now, immigration from Germany and abroad is on the increase. When looking at the top 10 international migrations, the overall situation is reflected in Moabit. The top 4 immigration countries in the time series from 2013 to 2017 are Poland, Syria, Bulgaria and Italy. Immigration from Syria as a result of the war conflict ended in 2017. Sustainable migration takes place from the classical states of Western Europe and South-Eastern Europe. From the federal territory, the number of migrations follows the proportions of the federal states. In the suburban context, a negative tendency can be observed, with a focus on Potsdam, Havelland and Oberhavel. Internally, Moabit loses residents to other districts between 2013 and 2017.

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This report was last updated on 02.12.2021 .


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Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg: Einwohnerregisterstatistik (Bewegungsdaten), Fortschreibung des Wohngebäude- und Wohnungsbestandes, Ergebnisse des Haushaltegenerierungsverfahren KOSIS-HHGen, Baufertigstellungen. IMV GmbH: Rohdaten Preise und Mieten. Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen: Umwandlungsdaten (2018), Geoportal Berlin (FIS-Broker). Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD (2018/2019): Immobilienpreisservice 2018/2019.


Housing deficit (Treemap): The Statistics Office updates the household data based on the 2011 micro-census. Determination of household count and statistical household size via household generation procedures (KOSIS). We calculate the real household size / housing deficits via the ratio number of inhabitants to number of apartments.
Purchase prices and rents (charts and reports): Calculation of the median on the basis of raw data, own visualization.
Migrations: Aggregation and visualization based on transaction data.


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