Marzahn-Hellersdorf, located in the east of Berlin, is a largely residential, working-class area that is very family-friendly, with many schools and nurseries. As the district is located towards the outskirts of Berlin, not only are rents generally cheaper and more affordable than in the city centre, but it is also very easy to get outdoors, edged by farmland and forest to the east.
The ‘Gardens of the World’ is one of the district’s highlights. Spread across an area the size of sixty football fields combined, visitors have the unique opportunity to undertake a horticultural journey around the ten internationally themed gardens. Other attractions in the area include the Bockwindmühle, Biesdorf castle and the Gründerzeit Museum. Although these may not be the traditional attractions people consider when they think about things to see and do in Berlin, there is actually a lot more to offer in Marzahn-Hellersdorf than one may initially think.
City centre: the S5 and U5 run through the district, both travelling via Alexanderplatz and other central stations.
Nearest aiport: around 50 minutes to Schönefeld airport with public transport.