Room to sublet in Altbauwohnung

24 04 2018

Furnished room to sublet in a large, handsome Altbauwohnung in Kreuzberg.  The apartment is 84 square metres, up 1.5 flights of stairs (European first floor), in a small street between  Yorckschlößchen jazz café and the Park am Gleisdreick. It has the typical Altbau plaster mouldings, wooden floors in parkett, and ceilings about 3.5 metres high. There is a washing machine, a dishwasher, and wifi (the DSL package includes a landline, so there’s always a phone if your cellphone needs charging).

There is easy access to public transportation (Mehringdamm U-Bahn (U6, U7) and Möckernbrücke U-Bahn (U1, U7) are both about a 5-minute walk away.  The Staatsbibliothek and Kulturforum near Potsdamerplatz are maybe 10 minutes by bike. There are two small grocery stores across the intersection of the nearest corner; an Aldi and a Lidl are maybe 10 minutes on foot; there’s a big produce market on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Crellestraße, 5 minutes by bike, 3 bus stops away.  The Bergmannkiez, with many restaurants, cafés, and shops, is about 10 minutes away.

The rent is 520€/month including bills (electricity, gas, DSL, compulsory TV license, building charges, and so on).  Deposit 450€. Available from June, minimum 4 months, 6+ pref.





The plan is to sublet the smaller room (shown above), which includes futon, desk, piano, wardrobe, bookcases.  (My room is more sparsely furnished.)  It’s possible to remove the piano if you prefer.  If you would like to install a proper bed in place of the futon you’re welcome to do so.  Space will be cleared for your books; if you would rather have all other books removed from your room arrangements will be made.

I expect to be away for some of the time – I’m a writer and would like to spend time in my cottage in Vermont finishing a book. I would obviously help with the German bureaucracy of getting registered and so on before making any travel plans.

I can be contacted at or on 0174 351 62 02 (from non-German cellphone, +49 174 351 62 02).





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