Schöneberg has a lively nightlife scene as well as quiet residential neighrborhoods and abundant greenery. Its central location and well-developed infrastructure means that you can quickly reach the rest of Berlin, especially the western districts .

Schöneberg residents are just as diverse as their district: there is a peaceful coexistence of different cultures and ways of life. The district offers something for everyone, and even the little ones are catered for: numerous children's playgrounds are just one indication of how child-friendly Schöneberg is.

Much of Berlin history has been written in Schöneberg. It was in the Schöneberg town hall that John F. Kennedy exclaimed his legendary phrase "Ich bin ein Berliner". The district can also claim two famous children: Marlene Dietrich grew up here in the so-called "Red Island" neighborhood, and the famous photographer Helmut Newton also was a Schöneberg native. Both are buried in the cemetery on Stubenrauchstraße in Friedenau.

Schöneberg has always attracted great artists. The Comedian Harmonists were founded in 1927 in the Friedenau neighborhood. David Bowie used to live on Hauptstraße for a few tumultuous years. Albert Einstein and Kurt Tucholsky also made their homes in Schöneberg.

Schöneberg is subdivided into the local districts of Schöneberg and Friedenau. Today, Schöneberg belongs to the larger administrative district of Tempelhof-Schöneberg.

Portrait of Schöneberg

Schöneberg - Akazienkiez
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Schöneberg is synonymous with diversity. Depending on the neighborhood, the district is lively or quiet, bourgeois or alternative, cheap or expensive. more

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Friedenau is a quiet, middle-class, central residential area with villas, buildings from the Wilhelminian period, and spacious squares. more

Schöneberg - Bayrisches Viertel
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Schöneberg: Useful Information

An overview of the most important addresses in Schöneberg: local authorities, schools, hospitals, restaurants, sights, parks, and more. more


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  • Berliner Gasometer in Schöneberg© HHausrath
    Gasometer Schöneberg
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    KaDeWe Berlin
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    David Bowie memorial plaque
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    John F. Kennedy visits Berlin in 1963