Wedding is the insider tip for temporary living. If you are moving to Berlin and still want to get to know the original Berlin and a largely authentic neighborhood, Wedding is a good choice. Gentrification in Wedding is still not very advanced and living space is still cheaper than in other districts.
Wedding also surprises newcomers with many large parks that invite them to relax and unwind. Those interested in culture will find something interesting in Wedding, off the beaten track.

Questions about living in Wedding are answered here

 

1.) Is temporary or permanent living in Wedding expensive?
2.)Is it Wedding or “der” Wedding – “in” Wedding or “im” Wedding
3.) Does one live centrally in Wedding? What is the connection like?
4.) Who lives in Wedding?
5.) How do you live in Wedding?
6.) What are the shopping possibilities in Wedding?
7.) What can you do in Wedding?
8.) Who likes to live in Wedding?
9.) Is living in Wedding dangerous?
10.) Are there many tourists in Wedding?
11.) What sights are there in Wedding?

 

1.) Is temporary or permanent living in Wedding expensive?

The rent level has also risen in Wedding in recent years. However, on average it is still below the Berlin average. If you are looking for a cheap, furnished apartment for a limited period of time or an apartment for an indefinite rent, you will be more likely to find it in Berlin Wedding than in other parts of the city. However, there are exceptions here as well, namely apartments that are absolutely overpriced. On average, Berlin Wedding offers a good price-performance ratio.

 

House in Wedding

 

2.) Is it Wedding or “der” Wedding – “in” Wedding or “im” Wedding?

Correctly one says “the Wedding” and “in the Wedding”. The Berliner also says “uff’m Wedding”. Wedding is one of the few place names in German that have an article.

 

3.) Does one live centrally in Wedding? What is the connection like?

Since 2002, Wedding has officially belonged to the Mitte district, although Mitte has a completely different character. The good thing about Wedding is its central location. With the U6 you are in Mitte, Kreuzberg, with the U4 in City West, with the tram M13 in Friedrichshain at the Warschauerstr. Not to forget the connection to the Ringbahn with the S-Bahn stations Wedding and Gesundbrunnen. From Wedding you can also quickly reach Berlin Tegel Airport. This location is extremely practical for those of you who rent an apartment for a limited period and are weekend home flyers.

 

Malplaquetstr Berlin Wedding

 

4.) Who lives in Wedding?

Wedding is a multi-cultural district. 48% of all residents have a migration background.
The residents of Wedding come from abroad:
– Germany: 52
– Turkey: 8% Africa: 6%
– Africa: 6% Arab states
– Arabic states: 6%
– Poland: 6 %
– former Yugoslavia: 5%.
– former SU: 2%
– Asia: 4% The Wedding is still
Wedding is still a working class district, or a district of small people. In addition, Wedding is the most popular neighbourhood among students, just behind Neukölln.
n-between, more and more artists, young people and even higher earners are discovering the special charm of Wedding for themselves and moving to the neighbourhood. Here, too, you will find original cafes, speciality cafes, second-hand shops and organic shops.

 

Cafe im Wedding

 

5.) How do you live in Wedding?

In Wedding, in the southern part adjacent to the centre, you will find the typical Berlin apartment buildings with backyards. Many of them were demolished in the 60s and 70s. One example is the infamous Meyers Hof in Ackerstr. 132, an extremely densely built-up tenement with six backyards. In Wedding these buildings were replaced by modern social housing buildings.
In the northern part of Wedding there are many settlements from the 20s and 30s, such as the African Quarter and the settlement Schillerpark.

 

Obst - und Gemüsegeschäft in Berlin Wedding

 

 

6.) What are the shopping possibilities in Wedding?

Wedding is a good place for shopping. Especially fruit and vegetables. For vegetarians, vegans and fruit and vegetable lovers, living in Wedding is highly recommended. You only have to be strong when passing the Halal butcher’s shops. In addition to the many Turkish fruit and vegetable traders, there is also a wide range of weekly markets, including organic markets, such as the market at Rathaus Wedding Center, Ostender Str, Leopoldplatz, Gesundbrunnen (Iranian/Reinickendorfer Str) and Nettelbeckplatz. The prices are moderate and lower than in other parts of the city.
The main shopping street is Müllerstraße. A branch of the Karstadt department store chain is also located here. A large shopping center is located at the S-Bahn station Gesundbrunnen.

 

Rehberge Wedding

 

 

7.) What are the shopping possibilities in Wedding?

– Walking, doing sports, lazing around in the park
Many people think of Wedding as grey rental cash registers. Very few people know that Wedding is a very green district with many parks. Why take long journeys to the Tiergarten when the most beautiful parks are around the corner? The largest is the landscape park Rehberge, where you will find lakes, natural meadows and many trees. There is also a zoo, an open-air cinema and many sports facilities. The Goethepark is located next to Rehberge. In the English quarter you will find the Schillerpark and further east the Humboldthain.
– Swimming in the Plötzensee

 

Rehberge Berlin Wedding Wiese

 

8.) Who likes to live in Wedding?

Turkish fruit and vegetable shops, Arab hairdressers, Indian restaurants, Asian supermarkets. All this can be found in Wedding. And people from all over the world. Other districts may be more beautiful, and in fact it’s not always love at first sight with most Wedding fans. But once you’ve fallen for the rough charm of Wedding, you usually don’t want to leave. Here you’ll find what often doesn’t exist anymore in other districts: A colourful mixture of different cultures, diversity and authenticity. If you like that, you will feel at home in Wedding.

 

 

9.) Is living in Wedding dangerous?

Wedding doesn’t have the very best reputation. Most of those who talk badly about Wedding have not been there themselves yet. Even many Berliners know Wedding only from stories.
The crime rate in Wedding is indeed higher than in Berlin as a whole. That doesn’t mean, of course, that temporary living in Wedding is unsafe. The crime rate in Berlin is below that of other European and other metropolises. You are right in Wedding if you know how to interpret statistics. And if you are aware of the fact that you have to protect yourself from pickpockets everywhere and also lock the apartment door.

 

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10.) Are there many tourists in Wedding?

No. Tourists are mainly to be found at “Berliner Unterwelten”, in the Bernauer Str. memorial centre (the centre is in Wedding, the death strip in the centre) and in the Mauerpark between Wedding and Prenzlauer Berg. However, Wedding is not yet on the tourist route – no hop on hop-off bus stops there. You can still experience the authentic Wedding and discover it for yourself.

 

11.) What sights are there in Wedding?

Wedding does not offer the usual tourist attractions. In addition to the “Berlin Underworlds”, the Wall Memorial and the Wall Park, there is interesting architecture, for example. In the 20 years Wedding was avant-garde. New living was the buzzword. After the 1st World War there was a great housing shortage. Here, the best architects built apartments for workers – including Bruno Taut, the Friedrich-Ebert-Siedlung and the Schillerpark estate. One of the most famous architects of the 20th century, Mies van der Rohe, also stands on the African Road. In contrast to the tenements of that time – 40% of the apartments consisted of one room, the WC was located on half a staircase in the staircase and was shared with other tenants, these houses were extremely comfortable in terms of size and equipment. In addition, they still look modern.
Also of interest are the Wedding Crematorium in Antonstr., Berlin’s first crematorium, built in 1910, now a cultural centre, and the Old Nazareth Church in Schinkel dating from 1835.

 

Berlin Wedding