There is a song called “Kreuzberger Nächte sind lang” (Kreuzberg’s nights are long) ... Those who walk through Kreuzberg nowadays will encounter a mix of Berlin’s alternative, chic and artist scene. Kreuzberg has always been one of Berlin’s most multicultural and trendy areas. As a result, rents are usually higher in Kreuzberg than in other areas of Berlin.
This is where contrasts collide: on the one hand you can live in a rather fancy area around the Bergmannskiez or the Paul-Lincke-Ufer, and on the other hand Oranienstraße and Kotti (Kottbusser Tor) serve clichés of an alternative and multicultural scene in a dreary graffiti-shaped environment.
If you are looking for green areas, then you will also find many parks in Kreuzberg, as for example the Görlitzer Park (fondly called Görli by Berliners) and the Urbanufer at the Landwehrkanal. Culinary delights can be bought at all times, but there are two specialties that Berliners like most: kebab and the famous Berliner currywurst. Apart from that, Kreuzberg offers a great number of restaurants and bars, whereby especially the Bergmannstraße invites to an evening of bar-hopping.
Thanks to Berlin’s very well-developed transportation network, it is easy to get anywhere you want from here. From Kottbusser Tor for example, you would need about 8 minutes to Alexanderplatz with the U8, about 20 minutes to the HU (U8 and bus TXL), about 28 minutes to the TU (U1 and then U2) and to the FU you need about 40 minutes (U1 and then U3).
Colleges in Kreuzberg
The Macromedia College for Media and Communication confronts students with practical tasks, as many project- and program- related cooperations are offered.
Design Academy Berlin
The Design Academy Berlin trains professional and managerial staff in the areas of communication, marketing, advertising and design.
ESMOD Berlin is an international fashion college that offers bachelor and master programs in fashion and design. The college was founded in 1841 by Alexis Lavigne in Paris
Uniplaces is creating a trusted brand for students everywhere. We believe in making finding accommodation better. We want students to have a great experience when they book a place, when they move in, and every day that they spend there. At the same time, we're always looking for trustworthy landlords who can help us deliver this great experience. We've moved the whole process of finding, choosing and booking online. It's our way of turning an old-fashioned market upside-down. It's our way of changing the world.
At Uniplaces we make the process of booking an apartment as easy as possible for both tenant and landlord.
That's why we have our own team of professional photographers that verify our properties and pick our landlords carefully in order to save time on viewings: we think it’s old-fashioned and time-consuming.
You can look at forty different apartments on our platform in the same amount of time that it takes to see a room.
The pictures you see here haven’t been photoshopped, so they’ll be really accurate.
If you’ve still got any doubts, we’ll keep the money that you transfer us until 24h after your move-in date.
If something’s not exactly what you saw online, we’ll help you move somewhere else and return your money.
We can only give you the contact details of your landlord after your booking is accepted. But we can guarantee that Uniplaces chooses the landlords it works with very carefully.
Besides, we’ve had students whose favourite part was living with a local!
Landlords and host families can be great city guides, help you out with translations and even become your friends.
As soon as your booking is accepted, you're given the landlord’s contact details. Then, you can discuss all details directly with them, such as when you’ll be moving-in.
Students move in and out at different times, so your flatmates might change during your stay.
It’s a great opportunity to make new friends!
We personally speak to students who we place in Uniplaces apartments and are sure we will find the right place for you as well!
At the bottom of the property page, you have a calendar where you can see the availability of that room/apartment, according to the landlord.
But if you’re still unsure about that we’re happy to help.
Tell us your move-in and move-out dates and we will double-check if the place is available for you!
There are two different types of deposits: the Holding and Security deposits.
By clicking on “Deposit” at the bottom of the offer page you will get more information about each type of deposit.
In general, the deposit is paid to cover for any potential damages that may occur during your period of stay or will be used as rent compensation in case you leave earlier than originally planned.
If no damages occur and you leave on the agreed move-out date, your deposit should be refunded by the landlord in a way you both agree on.