Mitte

Persevering culture and fashionable lifestyles rise out of past pain in Berlin's central core.

Make Mitte yours—militaries, artists, squatters, and professionals have been doing it for generations. Diverse goals and individuals converge in Mitte, the neighborhood known as Berlin’s beating heart. Mitte exemplifies the term “culture collision.” Its internationally renowned heritage sites, museums, memorials, and frank treatment of its storied past inspire dialogues unlike most others. Prosperity has risen out of pain, and the chic apartments that loom above Mitte’s outrageously stylish cafes and galleries prove it.

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On the Map

Mitte is bordered by Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, Moabit, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, Prenzlauer Berg, and Wedding

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Tegel Airport: 20 minutes by car without traffic or 42 by minutes by public transit
Schönefeld Airport: 30 minutes by car without traffic or 69 minutes by public transit
Hauptbahnhof Station: 9 minutes by public transit
Potsdamer Platz: 15 minutes by public transit
East Side Gallery: 39 minutes by public transit

Chic and Sound In the Middle of Berlin

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Turn a corner downtown and you'll find residential Mitte tucked away just minutes from Berlin's national plazas.

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With its mix of renovated buildings, sky-scraping murals, and abandoned store fronts, Mitte is proudly, boldly, and uniquely Berlin.

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High-fashion and high-culture find mutual footing on the streets of Mitte.

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Artistically chic, lively, and as its name suggests, central, Mitte is certainly in the "middle" of everything.

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The streets are full with shops brimming with the latest Berlin trends and hidden little gems. Linienstr is next to Mulack Str., which is known as the one of the fashion streets of Berlin. The area around Hackescher Markt offers a lot to you even if you come for a short stay. Shopping ranges from the Big Brands to smaller labels."

The Heart of Berlin Is Bursting With History

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Many of Berlin's most iconic structures are within walking distance of one another in Mitte.

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Several empires have marked their territory in this esteemed mall.

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While some structures have been destroyed though warfare or demonstration, much of Berlin's back-and-forth history can be deciphered by exploring the myriad surviving buildings in Mitte.

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Checkpoint Charlie was the US' checkpoint between East Germany and West Germany. Today it's one of Berlin's biggest attractions.

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The remaining sections of the Berlin Wall stand as a powerful testimonial to a new, united Berlin.

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Hey, Berlin. We ♥ you, too.

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I like to walk, so I could walk to Hackescher Markt and Museum Island, and Tiergarten as well. You could easily take a train if you didn't want to walk."

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Visited in 2012

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Christoph Neumann lives and works in Berlin. He studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. He is the 2012 winner of the Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Award. His work seeks to capture lifestyle, fashion, portraits, reportage and feelings. Chris has photographed all over the world, and was delighted to shoot his hometown of Berlin for Airbnb.

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Dario Laganà is an Italian photographer now living in Berlin to document the city. He has a strong passion for German history, with focus on the Cold War, WWII, and the changing culture of Berlin. With the Airbnb Neighborhoods project, he had the opportunity to combine his passion for the past with the present day urban life, architecture and places of Berlin.

Dario-Jacopo Laganà

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