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Housing in Berlin

Skyline of Berlin
Photo: Thomas Wolf,
Skyline of Berlin

In the past five years, rents in Berlin have risen by more than 40%.  To give you a rough orientation:

  • furnished room in a shared apartment from € 550
  • furnished studio from € 650
  • furnished two room flat from € 1200 (for max. 2 adults and one young child)
  • furnished three room flat from € 1600 (for families of 3+)

There are currently very few offers available. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you deal with accommodations in a timely manner and that you also consider accommodation in the surroundings of Potsdam.

If you rent an apartment or a room, you must pay a rental deposit to your landlord. A deposit typically amounts to between two and three months' rent.

Caution! Do not transfer any money for a deposit etc. if you have not yet signed a contract or have not yet seen the apartment. This applies particularly to money transfers abroad. There are currently scammers on the market who want to make money from unaware apartment-seekers. If you have any doubts, please contact the Welcome Center Potsdam.

For stays of more than 3 months, you have to register with the local authorities. For the registration, you need a form called "Wohnungsgeberbestaetigung" that has to be completed and signed by your landlord.