|1 bedroom apartments :||1839|
|2 bedroom apartments :||289|
|3 bedroom apartments :||176|
|Apartments in Kreuzberg:||156|
|Apartments in Prenzlauer Berg:||339|
|Apartments in Mitte:||506|
|Apartments in Friedrichshain:||245|
|Apartments in Neukölln:||73|
Berlin Apartments for Rent
Germany's capital Berlin has it all! Culture, food, history and gorgeous nature. Just 24 hours in this cultural gem and you will turn into a true ‘Berliner’. Long-term travelers and expats alike want to rent an apartment or room in Berlin because its position as a global hub for arts, design and commerce. Nestpick's wide selection of Berlin apartments and rooms for rent long term, can be booked easy and smooth through a couple of clicks.
Types of Accommodations in Berlin
- Rooms for Rent in Berlin
- Student Accommodation in Berlin
- Studio Apartments in Berlin
- Corporate Housing in Berlin
How to Find Furnished Apartments for Rent in Berlin, Germany
Nowhere produces a sense of excitement quite like the prospect of nesting in a long term apartment rental in Berlin. Ever since the height of the Weimar Republic, Berlin has always been at the centre of Europe’s intellectual, political and academic cross-currents. The main shopping area in the city is located in Alexanderplatz (U/S-Bahn Alexanderplatz) although there are countless independent, boutique and niche stores in the city. On Sunday, all commercial outlets are closed except for bars, restaurants and clubs, so make sure to stock up on groceries on Saturdays. Precisely because of its notoriety, apartments for rent in Berlin come and go quickly. Whether you need to rent student accommodation in Berlin, a furnished or apartment or even rooms in Berlin and plan on staying for a at least one month, you will find something to suit you on Nestpick. If you are looking for 1 bedroom apartments for rent or studio apartments for rent though, then you're in luck, and will have a wide selection to choose between.
When moving to Berlin for longer than three months, remember that you will have to register at the city: you will need to get a document called an Anmeldung. For many expats this is a tricky process because of the bureaucracy involved, but thankfully we explain everything you need to know about the anmeldung and how to get it in our blog.
Most Popular Areas for Renting Apartments in Berlin, Germany
- Kreuzberg Apartments for Rent: Trendy neighborhood favored by students, young expats and late-night party revelers.
- Neukölln Apartments for Rent: Large neighborhood frequented by expats and a large Turkish population with many renovated spaces that are now popular cafes, bars and parks.
- Friedrichshain Apartments for Rent: Home to older expats, young families, older residents and aspiring artists.Formerly a part of East Berlin, this youthful, happening neighbourhood is easily accessible and houses many middle-income residents and expats comfortably.
- Prenzlauer Berg Apartments for Rent: Prenzlauer Berg is a large, more upscale, quiet neighborhood, popular for families and older, established expats.
- Mitte Apartments for Rent: Features a large part of Berlin's budding tech sector. A central, upscale neighborhood, you'll find many entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Useful Information before moving to Berlin
Gay-friendly neighborhoods in Berlin
Berlin has always been a very progressive city, and the gay scene has been very active since the beginning of the 20th century. If you are looking for a gay-friendly environment to live in, Berlin is definitely a top pick. Read more about it in our article about the gay scene in Berlin per area: you will see that every Kiez has something for you.
Getting a visa for Berlin, Germany
To apply for a visa for a long-term stay in Germany, you need firstly open a blocked account through Deutsche Bank or other German banks . This will prove that you have enough financial resources to live in Germany for at least one year, when you apply to study in university and rent an apartment. After you found your accommodation, don’t forget that the first thing to do is to register your address in order to get the proof that you are living in Berlin and you are already registered. You need the Anmeldung proof for your health insurance and many other things, if you’ll stay in Germany for more than 3 month.
Finding Student Accommodation in Berlin
Berlin has five public universities: Humboldt Universität, Freie Universität, Universität der Künste, Potsdam Universität and the Technische Universität. Finding a place to live in Berlin as a student can seem overwhelming, with so many factors to bear in mind. You probably want somewhere affordable, close to the university, located in a lively area... the list goes on and on!
Many students in Berlin live in "Studentenwohnheime" (student housing) provided by their university. While these are good short-term options, most students choose to move to a "WG" ( shared flat) at some point, as it opens up more possibilities in terms of space and location. These student apartments are also a perfect way to make friends in a new city and mix with the locals. If you would rather live on your own, another possibility is to find a short term rental in a studio. Either way, short term rents are very easy to find and typically don't require a lot of paperwork.
Looking for a Studio Apartment as a Student in Berlin: What You Need to Know
Short and medium term rentals will be the easiest to arrange as student arriving fresh in the city. The paperwork and financial requirements will differ depending on the agency you use, but usually a copy of your student ID will be required, as well as a copy of your scholarship certificate if you have one. If you are doing an internship in Berlin, a copy of your contract is commonly needed. If you are looking to rent a room in a shared apartment, often it will be the current flatmates who make the decision about whether or not you get the room, rather than the landlord. Make sure to sign a contract (Untermietvertrag), and that it mentions the security deposit, to make your stay official. Although they are a bit far from the city center three districts can be considered for students which are Pankow apartments, Spandau apartments and Tempelhof-Schoneberg apartments as they have fairly cheaper apartments compare to the rest of the city.
|What is the difference between “WG” and “Wohnung”?|
|“WG (Wohngemeinschaft)” means sharing apartment, and “Wohnung” refers to an entire apartment, for example “1-Zimmer-Wohnung (1-bedroom apartment)”. WG is a popular and economic renting type in Berlin for young people and students.|
|How much does an apartment for rent in Berlin cost?|
|The monthly rent in Berlin depends on different neighborhoods and apartment types. In the city centre (Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain etc.), The monthly average rent for 1-bedroom apartments is around 800 euro, while the rent is normally cheaper in other areas (Wedding, Pankow, Neukölln, etc.) for around 600 euro monthly.|
|What is the difference between “Kaltmiete” and “Warmmiete”?|
|“Kaltmiete” means the basic rent without the cost for utilities, while “Warmmiete” means all bills included in the monthly rent. “Kaltmiete” is common to see for unfinished apartments, as for furnished apartments, the monthly rent is normally “Warmmiete”.|
|What do “Zwischenmiete”, “Untermiete” and “Nachmieter” mean?|
|“Zwischenmiete”: the property could only be rented in a specific period of time; “Untermiete”: subletting from the tenant and the rental period is limited. If the rental is for “Nachmieter” means that you can take over the property from the previous tenant with an unlimited contract.|
|What are the advantages of furnished apartments in Berlin?|
|A furnished apartment is equipped with furniture and all the amenities. It is easy for moving in and all costs are included in the monthly rent. Rental period is flexible and the booking process is simplified, for example, on Nestpick you can book apartments online easily.|
|Can I get an Anmeldung when renting an apartment in Berlin?|
|If you need to use the address of the apartment to register at the citizen’s office, you need to make sure that the apartment is ”Anmeldung possible” and contact the landlord directly for the information.|