Mitte: Residential Areas & Infrastructure

Mitte: Residential Areas & Infrastructure

Information on residential areas, public transport and the main transport axes in Mitte.

Residential areas

Mitte is generally a rather expensive residential area, with the exception of the numerous concrete high-rise buildings in the southeast of the district and around Alexanderplatz. The northern part of Mitte has a relatively well-preserved old building structure and a large number of nightlife opportunities. The southwest of the district is dominated by sights and shopping facilities.


Mitte comprises the core area of the old Berlin. The western district boundary corresponds to the course of the old excise wall - the city wall of Berlin from the 18th to the middle of the 19th century - with the famous Brandenburg Gate.

Public Transport

Mitte is very well connected to public transport. Thanks to the district's central location, you can reach all parts of Berlin quickly from here. There are two main S-Bahn lines (the Stadtbahn and the Wannseebahn), and several subway lines: the U2 (in the southern part of Mitte from Ruhleben to Pankow), the U8 (in the north and east from Wittenau to Hermannplatz in Neukölln), the U6 (west from Alt-Tegel to Alt-Mariendorf), and the U5 (from Hönow via Friedrichshain to Alexanderplatz). There are also numerous tram and bus stops all throughout the district.

Traffic Axes

The district's most important traffic axes are Straße des 17. Juni/ Unter den Linden/ Karl-Liebknecht-Straße/ Prenzlauer Allee and Potsdamer Straße/ Leipziger Straße/ Greifswalder Straße, both of which run in a north-south direction, as well as the Mollstraße/ Torstraße/ Chausseestraße from east to west.

Last edited: 14. July 2021

Portrait of Mitte