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Listing # 119746

Rates From EUR 1200 Monthly
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Barrier-free 2-BR family/couple apartment in green environment quietly located in central Friedrichshain approved for lawful sublease

A very spacious and light-flooded 2-bedroom apartment with a view to lush green treetops and the famous TV tower, quietly located in the center of Berlin’s hippest neighborhood Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Sleeps two adults and up to 2 small children comfortably. With all amenities for families with babies and working couples (two office desks, high-speed internet).

The Apartment

We offer a spacious and sunny 2-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors consisting of a big bedroom with a queensize bed, a huge combined living and dining room with access to a big balcony, a sunny office/reading room, a fully equipped and modern fitted kitchen, two bathrooms (one with a shower and a bathtub, the other one with a second toilet and the washing machine).
Due to the huge windows (ceiling-to-floor windows in the bedroom), the flat is bright and light-flooded at all times. However, the windows are conveniently located with no neighbors in direct sight who might gaze into the apartment. From the living and dining room, you enjoy a direct view on Berlin’s most famous attraction, the TV tower at Alexanderplatz.
In spring, the dense maple leaves in front of your windows provide a lush green environment so that you might feel like you woke up in the middle of a forest (unfortunately, the photos taken in mid-winter can’t reflect this). In autumn, you can imagine the colorfulness on your doorsteps.

The Building

The flat is on second floor in a six-story residential building built in 2002 according to the highest safety and environmental standards (well-insulated walls, high quality electricity and water supply, central heating).
The building and the flat itself are barrier-free making it accessible by wheelchair and stroller. The elevator stops directly in front of our door.
You enjoy access to a shared garden that has a bench and a sandbox for kids, and a shared green rooftop terrace suited for summer bbqs.
The building is clean and well-maintained. If you need anything, the housing agency is right across the street and the superintendent is very accessible and quick in fixing everything.
We appreciate our nice and child-friendly neighbors. On the same floor, there are two other young families with little children.

The Sublease

We would like to rent out the flat from August to October 2018. We're flexible in terms of the exact dates though.
It is a lawful sublet which has already been approved by our agency. This means you can register with the city of Berlin to receive all the benefits of local residents. We just need to forward a copy of your IDs to the agency.

The Equipment

You can use everything as seen on the pictures. The furnishing is new and the electronic appliances are in perfect condition.
Bedsheets, towels and kitchenware is available. If necessary, we can provide a more detailed list of the accessories.
Moreover, there is baby-furniture (crib, nappy changing-table, highchair) ready for your use, but we could also remove it if you don’t need it.
We also provide balcony furniture. They're not on the picture, but it's a small wooden table and two wooden chairs.

Public Transportation

The apartment building is conveniently located two minutes walking from the public transportation stop "Frankfurter Tor". With the subway U5 and the trams M10 and 21 you are well-connected to Berlin’s public transportation system that brings you everywhere in town. There are also several other trams (M13, M5), buses (240, 248), the U1 as well as different S-Bahn lines (S2, S5, S7, S9, S75) running in walking distance.


Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg is a well-known alternative creative neighborhood in Berlin. Famous tourist and historic sites which you might know from movies such as “The Lives of Others” are only a stone’s throw away from our flat including the Karl-Marx-Allee (former Stalin Allee), the vibrant Simon-Dach-Kiez and Boxhagener Platz (with plenty of cafés, bars, restaurants and clubs), the former Berlin wall at the river Spree, the Alexanderplatz with the TV tower and so on.
You can find more information here:
Despite its location in the most vibrant corner of Berlin, the apartment is located in a very quiet sidestreet away from all the capital's hustle and bustle and suited for sensitive sleepers (I'm one of those!).
On the opposite side of our street, there is a primary school, a daycare center and a small park. For children, there are many playgrounds and parks close-by.

If you need more information or for any other inquiries, please feel free to get in touch. Please birefly introduce yourself and your purpose of staying in Berlin.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
90 Sq. Meters
Suited for
3 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
We are particularly happy about requests for a longterm lease between August 1 and October 31, 2018
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Berlin
Postal Code - State or Province Berlin
Country Germany
Neighborhood Keywords Simon-Dach-Kiez, Boxhagener Kiez, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg
Closest University Humboldt University
University nearby

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tel Aviv-Yafo

Tel Aviv District

Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Rental Price:

EUR 1200 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Utilities including electricity and water, telephone/internet bills, household insurance and support by the tenants association amount to 300€/month
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a doctoral candidate with Freie Universität Berlin. For my research, I will spend most of 2018 abroad for fieldwork. My husband and our little one (6 months old) will join me. For this reason, we would like to find a nice family or couple to take over our lovely apartment for these periods and find a family-friendly place to stay ourselves. We don't smoke and have no pets. We both love travelling for work and fun. However, this will be our first longterm journey with a little baby. My husband works in IT and is a hobby-photographer. He will blog about his pathbreaking experience as a fulltime expat daddy from March to October 2018: https://www.sebwarnke.com/en/. It's been an amazing journey so far and we so look forward to exploring the world with a baby on board!



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