Surrounded by more glamorous neighbours, Moabit has often been overlooked. But this former working-class district is slowly changing, and a new population of academics, students, and residents from all corners of the world are discovering what it has to offer. Such as a fantastic quality of life, friendly neighbourhoods, and beautiful, classic Altbau buildings, like this one.
What immediately catches the eye is the bright, friendly façade. This classic Gründerzeit Altbau building dates back to 1895, and has maintained its solid foundations, as well as many of its external features. It is a quiet, friendly and inviting property, consisting of three parts - a front building, a middle-house and a garden-house. In addition to beautiful stucco and ornamental elements, you will find old coffered doors, original wooden stairs, parquet floors and original wooden floorboards, as well as mosaic tiling and wrought-iron railings in the courtyard. This is a perfect example of the delights of an Altbau building.
Although Moabit belongs to the busy, central district of Mitte, it is refreshingly calm and down-to-earth. But Moabit is on the rise – as you can easily tell from the newly-opened trendy bars, shops and galleries, attracting a young, hip audience. Another thing you will notice is the feeling of being surrounded by water, so much so that you may feel as though you are on an island. Wiclefstrasse itself is a quiet, narrow residential street, located right next to a small, idyllic park. Even many long-time Berliners are unaware of Moabit’s charm, but they are slowly waking up to the beauty and opportunity Moabit offers.