If you turn from Frankfurter Allee into a narrow cross street, you will leave the bustling boulevard instantly behind. One of these quite side streets is Weserstrasse, which lies within walking distance of the “Frankfurter Allee” rapid-transit station.

The streets in the immediate vicinity are lined almost exclusively by residential buildings, which contribute to the calm and laid-back atmosphere. Green areas large and small throughout the neighbourhood offer welcome sanctuary from the humdrum of big-city life.

The apartment building on Weserstrasse represents a period building from the late 19th century that is quite typical for Berlin. It was extensively refurbished, so that windows and roof meet the latest standards. The façade was repainted in a fresh but discreet hue. The attic was developed into three flats at the time.

This is a purely residential building. Flats with great floor plans and ranging in size from two to four bedrooms are spread across six storey, and many of them come with balconies. Others feature bay windows instead that admit plenty of daylight into the expansive rooms with their high ceilings. A leafy courtyard creates a tranquil ambience that lends itself to regular exchanges with the neighbours.

Perhaps the most striking features of the streets surrounding Weserstrasse is the largely preserved historic building fabric. Together with dense growths of trees and wide footpaths, the neighbourhood has the typical flair of Berlin.

While the city is full of quiet spots, urban leisure and culture options are always close at hand, in this case on Frankfurter Allee, Warschauer Strasse or on Boxhagener Platz, and it is a combination that appeals to just about every one. This explains the great livability that characterises Weserstrasse, as well as the appeal this part of Berlin has for a growing number of new arrivals.

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