The promontory in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, which is a nature reserve, was predicted back in 2011 that it would soon be one of the most expensive residential areas in Berlin. In the meantime, Stralau has developed into a new luxury quarter thanks to several large new construction and renovation projects and, according to a study by the Senate Department for Urban Development, ranks 16th among a total of 434 Berlin "neighborhoods". Stralau is on par with renowned locations such as Wannsee, Nikolassee or Unter den Linden.
Water is omnipresent here: on one side you look over the Spree to the Oberbaum Bridge, Mediaspree and Treptower Park, on the other side over the Rummelsburger See to the Liebesinsel and Kratzbruch. Breathing deeply is really easy on the banks, whether jogging or sunbathing.
For boat owners Stralau offers a small shipyard with berths. Despite the privacy, you don't have to do without the advantages of the metropolitan infrastructure on the peninsula.
There is a bakery here, two daycare centers and the primary school is currently being expanded for the second time. Shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, pharmacies, doctors and the Ostkreuz S-Bahn station are within walking distance.