Neighbourhood Guide 101: Treptow-Köpenick

A new place means new favourite eateries, landmarks, beaches, parks and even shopping centres. If you are moving to Treptow-Köpenick and are planning to start a new life here, this guide can be your perfect companion in helping you settle in.

The district of Treptow-Köpenick is a popular destination for young people and families. The working professionals of this former industrial district are mostly young. An inspiring art scene and popping nightlife are some of the features of this borough. Treptow-Köpenick's natural parks, lakes and forests make it the ideal destination for outdoor lovers. People here enjoy sailing, windsurfing, and cycling to break the monotony of everyday life.

Demography of Treptow-Köpenick

Total population273,689
Polulation density1,638/km2
Annual population change1.8%
Age group
0-17 years42,897
18-64 years170,877
64+ years59,915


Neighbourhood Guide Treptow-Köpenick - Beautiful sunset skyline hiding behind modern buildings in Berlin

The housing in the Treptow-Köpenick district is very affordable for its young population. The safety of the district draws families and young professionals to the district. Treptow and Köpenick were merged to form one borough in 2001 but they both provide two different lifestyles and topography. Treptow is the industrial part with technological infrastructure and up-and-coming industries while Köpenick is the more serene and laid back part of the borough with lakes, forests, natural reserves and parks covering 70% of the region.

Living in Treptow-Köpenick provides the best of both worlds to its residents. If you are looking for your ideal apartments for rent Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin visit Urban Ground. We provide an easy digital leasing process that can be completed through online booking. You can visit our website to rent apartments in Berlin. Once you find a place you like book an appointment or take a 360 virtual tour of the apartment. The leasing process is extremely simple and convenient when you find the apartment that you love, upload the necessary documents, sign the rental contracts digitally, pay in advance and the apartment is yours.


Train transportation in Treptow-Köpenick

The Treptow-Köpenick borough is well-connected to the rest of Berlin by means of trains, trams, and buses.

  • Train ( S-Bahn)
    • S-köpenick - S3
    • S Treptower Park - S9, S41, S42, S45, S46
  • Trams
    • S-köpenick - 60, 62, 68
    • Rathaus Köpenick - 68, 27, 63, 61
  • Bus
    • S-köpenick - 164, 269, 169, N90, N64
    • Rathaus Köpenick - 164, 162
    • Schloßplatz Köpenick - N62, N65, N64, N69, N80
    • S Treptower Park - M43, N65, N94, N60, N43

Educational facilities

Germany has a very progressive and inclusive education system.


Student in a Kindergarten

Kitas or kindergartens act as childcare and development centres for children aged 1 to 6.

  • Kita Pretty World

    Kita Pretty World is a kindergarten with 5 branches in 4 different districts. The “Berlin educational program for daycare centres and child daycare” is followed by the Kita for the complete emotional, physical, mental and social development of children.

  • Kita Müggelzwerge

    The Kita Müggelzwerge is located in the Friedrichshagen district of Treptow-Köpenick near Lake Müggelsee. The connection of kids with nature and the environment is an important focus of this daycare centre.

  • Kita am Haselbusch

    Located in a calm and quiet green area, the Kita am Haselbusch is a safe space for young children. The Kita makes children feel welcome with its bright, friendly, and well-equipped rooms and playground.

Best schools in Treptow-Köpenick

After the pre-primary education is complete, children in Berlin have to compulsorily attend primary and secondary education. Here are a few of the top schools in the Treptow-Köpenick district of Berlin:

  • BEST-Sabel Kita & primary school

    The BEST-Sabel Kita & primary school is a unique space that develops children's interests in the areas of natural sciences, handicrafts/technology and computer science.

  • Grünauer Gemeinschaftsschule

    Grünauer is a German community school that promotes joint learning across different groups within classes, classes, and years.

Top Universities

Top Universities in Treptow-Köpenick

Universities provide higher education and training for high-level jobs and the personality development of individuals. Some of the best universities in Treptow-Köpenick are :

  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft

    Interested in computer science, design, economics, or engineering? Berlin's largest university of applied sciences, HTW has 75 courses in various fields to help you discover your interest and future career.

  • Steinbeis University Berlin

    Steinbeis University is a private university that offers degree and non-degree courses. The university aims to provide project competency study that provides students with much more than knowledge transfer and application.

  • CODE University of Applied Sciences

    If digital product development is your passion then CODE University is the perfect choice of university for you. The university offers 3 courses Software Engineering, Interaction design, and product management in English.


Whether it is dealing with emergencies or going for a consultation, knowledge about hospitals in your area is important.

CDRK Clinics Berlin | Koepenick

The DRK Clinics Berlin is a modern healthcare facility that provides services across 35 departments.

St. Hedwig Kliniken Berlin GmbH

The St. Hedwig Kliniken Hospital combines traditional catholic teachings with modern medicine. This is one of the most popular hospitals in Berlin.

Weekend Outing

Treptow-Köpenick has some of the finest parks. The Müggelsee Lake is the perfect place for a family outing.

A white swan in Treptow Park

Treptower Park

Treptower Park is a popular destination for picnics and outdoor family activities with friends and family. The Archenhold Observatory is a major attraction in the park for people interested in science and astrology.

Müggelsee Lake

Every East Berlinger likes to come to the Müggelsee lake during the summer to beat the heat. Boating, Batting, and hiking is popular activities enjoyed in Müggelsee.

Other Attractions

Visit these places to explore art and historical places.

  • Alte Försterei

    The football fanatics must see this historic football stadium that is home to FC Union Berlin football club. The stadium is also used for other events such as concerts, bike shows, and the Weihnachtssingen (Christmas Carol singing).

  • Treptower Art Center (TAC), Antiker

    The Treptower Art Centre is a flea market that will give you a unique insight into Berlin's culture through interesting items.

  • Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptow

    The Sowjetisches Ehrenmal Treptow is a war memorial that commemorates the life of 7000 red army soldiers who died while fighting the Battle of Berlin. The cemetery is placed in Treptower park and can help us in learning lessons from the past so that the future is better.

  • Molecule Men Sculpture

    The Molecule Men Sculpture was created by Jonathan Borofsky and is symbolic of the three districts of Treptow, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. The sculpture is a must-see for people who love architecture and the details associated with it.

  • Schloss Kopenick

    Schloss Kopenick is an exhibition museum that has been in use since 1963. The "RoomArt '' houses the permanent exhibitions of arts of the Baroque, Renaissance, and Rococo periods.

  • Art in Treptow park, Berlin
  • The Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Center

    A former Nazi centre, the Nazi forced labour documentation centre is now an educational and archival site that displays exhibition spaces with letters, biographies, and inscriptions on walls which humanizes the victims of the Nazi regime and reminds us of the evils of the Nazis and war.

  • Rathaus Köpenick

    A town hall building with a historic story of a notorious cobbler, what more could you ask for? The Rathaus Köpenick is a historic site that has become famous because of Carl Zuckermeyer’s comedy adaptation 'Captain of Köpenick' and the plays and films inspired by it.

  • Muggelturm

    Get a mesmerising view of the Berlin skyline and landscape by standing on top of the Muggelturm. The view from Muggelturm shows the incredible site of the Großer Müggelsee lake and the nearby forest region.

  • Gartenstadt Falkenberg - World Heritage Site

    The Fallenberg garden estate, also known as the paintbox estate is one of the earliest examples of social housing and the use of bold and striking colours in estates. The architectural nerd in you will be very impressed with the visuals of this place.

  • Altstadt Köpenick

    The magic of small streets and old buildings which are more than 800 years old can be experienced in the old town of Köpenick. The Dahme and spree river which flow through the old town add even more to the mediaeval charm of the place. While visiting Altstadt Köpenick, you can visit the beautiful Köpenick castle and then sit on the riverbank nearby to idle around.

    An excursion boat tour can also take you to the Köpenick old town by sailing through the Spree River. Kayak and canoe riding are also available for paddling close to old town Köpenick’s and experience Berlin in a completely new way.


Find your next favourite cafe to work and hangout from the list below.

Top cafes in Treptow
  1. Milchkaffee

    Lovely cakes, fresh coffee and a small cosy atmosphere to enjoy the treats is what you will get when you visit the Milchkaffee in Köpenick's old town.

  2. Altstadtcafe Copenick

    The finest mornings are made even more perfect with a refined cafe like Altstadtcafe Copenick.

  3. Baguette and book

    Tucked in a cosy corner of Treptow-Köpenick you will find a bibliophile's dream cafe, Baguette and book. As the name suggests this place was created for enjoying a baguette while reading in the welcoming atmosphere of the cafe.

  4. Café Behring

    Cafe Behring is a cute cafe place that has delicious cakes and coffees that will uplift your mood in the morning. The place is also very highly rated for its friendly service.

  5. Mokkafee Berlin Köpenick

    If you are looking for a friendly neighbourhood cafe Mokkafee in Kopenick is it. Delicious cakes, coffee specialities, homemade soup and fresh salad are just some of the delicacies that can be found in Mokkafee.


It’s impossible to like a city without liking it’s food, good thing is Berlin has a lot to offer when it comes to food. Here are top restaurants of Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin.

Top Restaurants in Treptow
  1. Ratskeller Kopenick

    Enjoy the authentic experience of German food with Ratskeller Kopenick. Beer and healthy German dishes are served in a centuries-old town hall cellar to add to the German vibe.

  2. Restaurant Lehmofen

    After retiring from a day of sightseeing you can come to restaurant Lehmofen which is located near Rathaus Kopenick. Eating Turkish cuisine while sitting next to a river is a must-have experience.

  3. Krokodil

    Sitting by the river and enjoying food is a luxury many desire and with Krokodil you can fulfil this desire. Classic European and Berlin specialities are served in an old-world dining room for an authentic experience.

  4. Dong Que Vietnamesisches Restaurant

    Everyone has a favourite restaurant that they go to when they want food to comfort them. This amazing Vietnamese restaurant can be your comfort restaurant because of its delicious food and decent pricing.

  5. Restaurant Sandmann

    Eating schnitzels at a German restaurant is a rite of passage for living in Berlin. The Sandmann is well known by both inhabitants of Treptow-Köpenick and foreigners for its schnitzel, fondue and Berlinger.

The stress of moving to a new place can be significantly reduced if we know the important information about housing, transport, education facilities, landmarks and eateries. With this guide, we have tried to ease your worry about moving to Treptow-Köpenick as a foreigner.

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