Situated in the heart of a vibrant city, Geisberg Berlin is a place where almost everything is within easy reach – on foot, with public transport or by bike.
This interactive map gives a good impression of the nearer surroundings of Geisberg Berlin.
Just as more than a century ago, the area on and around Bayerischer Platz is home to many artists and intellectuals. The Bayerischer Platz bookshop has attracted residents and fine minds ever since 1920. The cafe in the newly restored underground station is a reminder of the Jewish history of Schöneberg.
KaDeWe is located on Wittenbergplatz. Famous far beyond the city’s borders, this historic department store has been serving discerning shoppers for more than a century.
Germany’s best known shopping street is just a short walk from Geisberg Berlin. Whilst the far end is lined with famous luxury brands, further up you’ll find all the big names in international fashion packed into an area measuring no more than a few hundred metres.
This area is also known as ‘little Paris’. You’ll find small boutiques with designer fashions and offbeat trends, exquisite delis and specialist shops as well as a wealth of restaurants serving both German and international cuisine.
This square on Kantstrasse is a green oasis in the middle of bustling Charlottenburg, with a multitude of cafes and restaurants making it even more of a magnet for locals. Bücherbogen bookshop, located in the railway arches, is worthy of a special mention. It specialises in architecture, art, design and photography and leaves nothing to be desired.
The Bavarian Quarter forms a triangle between Schöneberg, Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf. And it has been the epitome of cultured living for more than a century. Once home to free spirits and anyone who was anyone, it is now a firmly established part of town with a rich history, an abundance of flair and the full range of amenities. At the beginning of the 20th century, this area was agricultural land. Valuable agricultural land. Schöneberg was once a city in its own right. But as Berlin’s population continued to grow, a wealthy middle class began to emerge. As a result, the demand for spacious flats to please a discerning clientele just grew and grew. The area was perfect. Just a stone’s throw away, the new west side blossomed, embodying a new and modern spirit. Kurfürstendamm – with its elegant town houses, shops and amenities – was a magnet for both the artistic avant-garde and modern urbanites hungry for progress. This was soon picked up on by Georg Haberland, director of Berlinische Boden-Gesellschaft.
From 1900 onwards, a flagship residential area was built under his auspices. Meeting all the requirements of modern urban construction, this was a genteel area with front gardens, imposing facades and grand public spaces such as Viktoria-Luise-Platz. Haberland designed the buildings in line with the most modern standards, and spacious flats with up to twelve rooms and the utmost comfort (bathrooms, hot water, electric lighting and lifts) appealed to a well-to-do clientele. And the area was completed in just a few years. ‘Have you tried the Bavarian Quarter?’ is what people would say if they were asked to recommend a highly regarded doctor or lawyer. It remains one of Berlin’s most popular residential areas to this day, except that it’s no longer on the outskirts of the city – but instead right in the centre. So it’s all the more astonishing that it’s so green and tranquil. But even in the 21st century, the area still boasts no shortage of amenities and temptations.