Buying a Condominium in Berlin-Mitte
Berlin-Mitte, the heartland of Germany’s first city, is not only home to its most famous sights but also has the largest number of them. In addition to all the famous places in town, Berlin’s second-largest borough also has its fair share of curiosities, such as the shortest street (16 metres long) and the narrowest street (2.80 metres wide). Mitte is unique in many things large and small, and there are many different ways to discover it: on foot, by bicycle or aboard a pleasure boat.
From the riverbank at Jannowitzbrück, marking the eastern boundary of the borough, you can already see the TV tower. Standing 368 metres tall, the iconic landmark is also the city’s highest structure and a popular tourist destination. Nearby lies Nikolaiviertel, the oldest settled area in the city and today a scenic quarter of cobbled streets and historic buildings, some of them restored to their authentic appearance to take you back to bygone times. Everywhere in this part of town you will find small stores, restaurants and museums.
You will also find this historic core of Berlin-Mitte teeming with people any time of year, as locals mingle with tourists on these popular squares and streets. Right on the riverbank, across from the opulent cathedral and Museum Island, the enormous City Palace has been rebuilt. Especially in the summer time, the well-groomed greenery of Lustgarten across the street creates a splendidly urban atmosphere with fountains – a great place for taking breaks while listening to the street musicians.
At Home in Berlin-Mitte – Your New Life among Art and Culture
The five large museums for which Museum Island is named, and which attract millions of visitors every year, lie right behind the park. Fascinating about them are not only the quality of the collections and temporary exhibitions, but also the riverbank next door and the greenery of Monbijoupark across the river with its theatre and beach bar that offers tango dancing on balmy summer evenings.
Unter den Linden, the high-street boulevard of East Berlin, passes Museum Island as well as two of the city’s opera houses and Humboldt University before it ends at the Brandenburg Gate, which marks the western boundary of Berlin-Mitte. Among the borough’s cultural highlights are time-honoured theatres like Deutsches Theater, Berliner Ensemble or Volksbühne as well as quiet retreats like the Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof, a historic cemetery, or the open-air concerts in the wartime ruin of Klosterkirche.
In short, Berlin-Mitte is like a living history book, supplemented with countless present-day attractions and new hot spots, such as the galleries and boutiques dotting the Scheunenviertel quarter.