Moabit

Moabit stays true to its roots and exemplifies an evolving neighborhood in the cosmopolitan core of Berlin.

Upholding Berlin’s world-renowned artistic eclecticism, even Moabit’s prisons serve as canvases for creativity. Surrounded by canals, this central Berlin neighborhood boasts what you look for in a cosmopolitan core—paradigm-shifting public spaces (think transparent train stations), family-run shops that remain true to their artisanal roots, and a convenient location. In this subtly evolving neighborhood, answering the question “What’s next?” is what’s exciting.

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On the Map

Moabit is bordered by Hansaviertel, Tiergarten, Charlottenburg-Nord, Charlottenburg, Mitte, and Wedding

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Easy

Tegel Airport: 15 minutes by car without traffic
Schönefeld Airport: 30 minutes without traffic
Potsdamer Platz: 49 minutes by public transit
East Side Gallery: 42 minutes by public transit

Redefining Traditions In Central Berlin

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Acknowledging its traditional German heritage, Moabit is currently experiencing a renaissance.

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Hip hole-in-the-wall shops, a run down bar, and cute cafes are all welcome sites to Moabit's new generation of intellectually curious youth.

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Their inquisitiveness challenges Moabit's norms, and infuses the neighborhood with new life.

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Moabit is home to Berlin's central train station.

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The rumbling sounds of Moabit's punctual trains punctuate this cerebral neighborhood.

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This district is an amazing mixture of everything Berlin has to offer. It's so different and really surprising everywhere you go."

Diverse Moabit

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From döner, to fresh vegetables, currywurst to borsht, you'll find something for every palate in Moabit's multi-cultural offerings .

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The right place for Berlin's favorite fast food: The crowd-pleasing kebap.

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In Moabit, cultures complement one another like sausage and sauerkraut.

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Many places claim the best sausages in the world but the newly refurbished Markthalle might truly have it.

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Local culinary artisans maintain loyal customer bases by providing world-class sausage.

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The area is ideal for culinary explorations: Turkish vegetable shops, Arabic bakeries, Persian and Indian cuisine, and even a traditional ice cream parlor."

Parks & Pleasure

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With so many hidden gems sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, you'll have to re-discover Moabit...all over again.

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Beauty lies in the details of these residential Gründerzeit buildings.

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A table for two?

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Well, how do you do?

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The Tiergarten is within walking distance and the charming, cobblestone Kiez offers numerous cafes, spätkaufs, apothekes, grocery stores, and bio-markets."

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.

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