Schöneberg

A stylish neighborhood in south Berlin, Schöneberg looks sharp even when it lets loose.

Schöneberg applauds urban sensibilities. Its wide boulevards and open air plazas give way to tidy outdoor markets, rolling park spaces, and cheeky bars and clubs that welcome a thriving gay community. Artfully plastered and mortared apartments perch atop Schöneberg’s provocative shops, while this neighborhood’s contemporary art galleries’ sleek stylings counter the old-world glamor of its prominent civic buildings. Even without the glitter, Schöneberg dazzles year-round—it’s the site of numerous public festivals and parades.

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On the Map

Schöneberg is bordered by Friedenau, Tiergarten, Steglitz, Wilmersdorf, Kreuzberg, Charlottenburg, and Tempelhof

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Tegel Airport: 15 minutes by car without traffic or 36 minutes by public transit
Schönefeld Airport: 20 minutes by car without traffic or 52 minutes by public transit
Hauptbahnhof Station: 18 minutes by public transit
Potsdamer Platz: 13 minutes by public transit
East Side Gallery: 48 minutes by public transit

Stay Local. Stay Schöneberg.

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Schöneberg's outdoor markets offer more than handmade goods and fresh vegetables.

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They also offer the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon stroll.

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Volkspark Schöneberg/Wilmersdorf is quite an attraction: extended lawns, a pond with ducks, multiple playgrounds and athletic fields - perfect for summer picnics! The Schöneberg Town Hall was the former seat of the West Berlin municipality. It was here that John F. Kennedy gave his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech to the people of Berlin. Since that day, the bell of freedom tolls at noon every day in his memory."

Shopping in Schöneberg: Live Fabulous & Free

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A thriving LGBTQ community calls Schöneberg home.

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Filled with quirky vintage and antique shops, Schöneberg stays stylish year round.

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True authenticity can't be fabricated.

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It's nice to hear the pops.

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The historic "Department Store of the West‘" (or, "Kaufhaus des Westens" in German) is here. Those who don't know it yet, will definetely love it – and those who have already been there, can‘t live without it.  What Harrods is to a Londoner, the Lafayette to the Parisian, and Macy's to a New Yorker is what KaDeWe means to the Berliner. It's famous for its sheer incredible assortment of designer fashions, products, and delikatessen from all over the world - and always worth a day-trip."

Old World Splendor Meets Post-War Symmetry

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Typical pre-war Berlin buildings are interrupted by modern shaped complexes from the 50s and 60s, providing this neighborhood with its delightfully off-kilter appeal.

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Schöneberg's overground subway stations give visitors a glimpse into a true Berlin commute.

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Use U-Bahn.

Photography

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

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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