Life in Berlin

Berlin, as the capital of Germany, is a popular place to live due to its wide cultural and scientific attractiveness.

Therefore, living space is in short supply and finding an affordable and suitable accommodation can be fairly difficult; in particular the market for small, furnished flats is very limited. For this reason, you should look for accommodation as soon as you can.

For general information about searching for accommodation in Germany, please have a closer look into the brochure of the Humboldt-Foundation at

Please note

Please contact the NeuroCure Welcome Service; we will feel delighted to help you in finding a suitable accommodation. Please note that we can only offer advice and some limited support in searching for accommodation. Unfortunately, we cannot give any guarantees. We strongly recommend that you ask your host for assistance.
We do not view apartments, nor do we sign contracts or give financial aid. Contracts have to be signed by the guest in person.

Finding an Apartment

Here you will find a couple of useful links for your search for an apartment.

If you are searching for a temporary apartment in Berlin:

If you are looking for short-term, furnished housing options in Berlin:

Most young people (staying for a short time in Berlin) prefer to live in the neighborhoods of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg or Friedrichshain because they are central and offer the best of Berlin’s culture and nightlife! However, they tend to be more expensive than other areas.

If you are looking for a permanent apartment:

For information about different areas of the city – and to see approximately how far a neighbourhood is from the Charité Campus Mitte or else, see

Public transport

Also useful is the map of the main public transportation in Berlin, the S-Bahn and U-Bahn. Note: S- and U-Bahn stations close to the Charité in Berlin-Mitte are, for example, Oranienburger Tor, Friedrichstrasse, Naturkundemuseum, Nordbanhof, Hauptbanhof.


Highly recommended tourist attractions are, e.g. the Berlin wall, Fernsehturm, Brandenburger Tor, Checkpoint Charlie, Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt, Potsdamer Platz, Museumsinsel, Reichstag, etc. Please consult the Berlin website for more information on special events or sight seeing.