Mitte berlin – investors guide
Anyone who knows Berlin and remembers the Mitte district doesn’t think about a typical city centre. More likely they remember the cosmopolitan mix of the resident Berliners and their passion for fun.
Mitte is not your typical city centre and doesn’t compare with other major cities. Looking at Mitte you don´t just see a well developed city with its headquarter buildings and successful enterprises but a centre with a concentration of tourist highlights, entertainment possibilities and comprehensive transport options.
Anyone who knows Berlin and remembers the Mitte district doesn’t think about a typical city
An example of one of the unusual faces of Mitte is the extent of residential areas within the city centre. Within this buzzy district lie quiet, tree-lined streets offering quality accommodation where families can enjoy the wealth of local amenities. Neighborhoods such as the Spandauer Vorstadt north of the Hackescher Markt and the Museum Insel offer a mix of tourists and residents enjoying the wide range of good restaurants and bars. Families with children from the local neighborhoods take their breaks at one of the many playgrounds while drinking café-au-lait or a hot chocolate.
Most people would not consider living with their family in the inner cities of London, Paris or Moscow, however, in Berlin it is possible to combine the short trip to work with a good social infrastructure – an urban life with park areas and family friendly living.
All around Mitte you will be aware of the history of Berlin and its Prussian period. Examples include the Gendarmenmarkt, the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Insel – an island in the RiverSpree with buildings listed by Unesco – all fascinating reminders of a rich history. Alexanderplatz and its Fernsehturm (television tower), Checkpoint Charlie or the Karl-Marx-Allee on the other hand, represent the last century within the history of Berlin.
Berlin´s boulevards and the historic centre are maybe best illustrated on ´Unter den Linden´ a centre line through the heart of Berlin. Running west to east from the huge park areas of the Tiergarten you can find a number of important historic buildings in Mitte: the Old Arsenal (Zeughaus) in baroque style, now the home of the German history museum, the Old Museum, the Berliner Dom or the Kronprinzenpalais (crown prince palace) currently used for cultural events. These are just a few of the impressive buildings in this area and soon will be another fine example with the re-building of the City Palais that was destroyed during the war.
Another popular area is the Potsdamer Platz which rose, as a new city, out of the wasteland between the Berlin Walls (‘Todesstreifen´). Its Manhattan-like architecture combines a mix of office space and entertainment centres with a distinctive new flair.
Friedrichstrasse is back to being a shining star again as a result of the re-united city offering a diverse range of exclusive shopping. Here you have the opportunity to buy everything from a ballroom dress to a Bugatti!! The Adlon, recognized as one of the best hotels in Germany, is only a few hundred meters further away and offers a base for many international stars when they pay a visit to Berlin. It’s surely worth checking out to see who is there!
You should also check out the real estate in Berlin Mitte as the prices are so low compared to other city centre locations in Europe. However, prices are rising as more people start to appreciate the opportunity. On your visit you will notice the increased construction activity – a sure sign of what is happening! On offer is a range of new-built, exclusive apartments or superbly modernized period buildings.
There is surely a property to suit your taste within this prime location in the center of Berlin!