Overview of the Spree in Oberschöneweide
April 25, 2024Berlin’s new trendy district of Oberschöneweide
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The future is written here: Buy an apartment now in Berlin's new trendy district Oberschöneweide

It’s not just the Spree that runs upstream here: the former industrial location of Oberschöneweide has also been experiencing an upward trend in terms of infrastructure for years. Rising population figures, promising neighborhood developments, renowned educational institutions and a flourishing start-up and cultural scene are all evidence of this: The Köpenick district is predestined to become Berlin’s new science and business hotspot. But it’s not just the newly created jobs and the excellent transport network that are attracting more and more Berliners to the south-east of the city; the close proximity to nature and the wide range of leisure activities also promise a high quality of life and living.

Find out more about this booming district and what makes it so special. And discover our beautiful residential and commercial units at Wilhelminenhofstrasse 35, whose versatile floor plan types are perfectly tailored to various residential and investment concepts.

Overview of the Spree in Oberschöneweide

Figures that speak for themselves: Ideal investment location

From 2017 to 2023, Oberschöneweide recorded almost 14% population growth* – and the trend is rising. With 93% rented compared to 7% owned*, the district is also a clear rental and therefore investment location. At 64%*, the proportion of single-person households clearly outweighs that of two- or more-person households. Another investment advantage: the low average age of around 38 years*, which is well below the Berlin-wide average age of just under 43 years. Good reasons for the increased demand for young, compact rental accommodation, which is additionally fueled by new innovative companies and the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) located in Oberschöneweide.

*Source: ZIEGERT Research
Population development in Oberschöneweide | Ratio of owners & tenants

Studying with a view of the Spree

The former AEG industrial site, steeped in history, now offers creative space for hundreds of employees and around 9,000 learning enthusiasts: at the HTW Wilhelminenhof campus, students immerse themselves in the worlds of industrial design, environmental informatics and economic policy on a daily basis. The academic network of the university, which is known far beyond the borders of Berlin, is as diverse as the subjects on offer. Pioneering research projects, international partnerships and attractive career opportunities make the HTW, which is located directly on the banks of the Spree, a sought-after destination for students who also want to live close to the university.

Prospering economy

Long-established large companies, newly emerging mixed-use districts and innovative start-ups and coworking spaces open up attractive employment prospects. Schönweide is already home to around 300 companies with around 3,000 employees*. In addition, the Spreeknie Technology and Start-up Center (TGS), which is linked to the HTW, offers start-ups around 25,000 m² of office, laboratory and workshop space. Pioneering projects such as “Spree 27” and “BE-U | Behrens-Ufer” are also creating future-oriented districts with multifaceted residential, commercial and leisure opportunities. In addition, around 300,000 m² of listed buildings and a further 250,000 m² are available for commercial use along the Spree and Wilhelminenhofstrasse. This means that around 10,000 new jobs could be created in Oberschöneweide by 2035*. An inspiring mix of traditional and avant-garde industries that is already very popular with employees.

*Source: berlin.de

Quick and easy to use

Oberschöneweide is also ideally positioned for residents with jobs outside the region. Thanks to the excellent transport network, commuters can reach BER by car from Wilhelminenhofstraße in around 20 minutes and the Tesla Gigafactory in around 45 minutes. The WISTA Center for IT and Media in Adlershof is also just a 15-minute drive away. Berlin Central Station is also around 40 minutes away by streetcar and S-Bahn.

Map section of the various sights in the vicinity of Wilhelminenhofstraße

New art and creative culture

The flourishing economy meets an equally flourishing art and culture scene. Today, numerous studios, galleries and creative workshops open their highly frequented doors in the former industrial halls along the Spree. The dedicated minds behind event spaces and community spaces such as KAOS organize a wide range of cultural events. The open-air stage in the Wuhlheide hosts the sounds of top international stars. Even rock star legend Bryan Adams had one of the historic brick buildings converted into innovative studios and event venues (Spreehalle Berlin). Charming cafés, restaurants with international menus and the omnipresent Spree scenery contribute significantly to the inspiring atmosphere.

Exterior view of the Reinbeckhallen in Oberschöneweide

Pure nature experience

In Oberschöneweide, you always have the Spree in view. Surrounded by its gently curving watercourses and local recreational areas such as the Wuhlheide, nature lovers will get their money’s worth here, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. Whether it’s a swimming lake or weatherproof indoor swimming pool, climbing park or tennis club: the huge forest and leisure area of the Wuhlheide offers numerous sports and recreational activities for young and old. The miles-long banks of the Spree are perfect for jogging or strolling. And small parks set green accents in the midst of historic industrial aesthetics.

Beautiful landscape at the Wuhlheide in Berlin Oberschöneweide

Are you looking to benefit from this up-and-coming potential location?

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