Berlin is growing rapidly, but rents and property prices continue to soar. The population of the city is growing by around 40,000 people a year.
Investors are making a killing, but tenants are finding new ways to fight back.
From occupying buildings in Berlin to street protests in Munich, housing shortages and high rents are driving people in Germany to take action. Now politicians have gathered in the capital for a so-called housing summit.
Cheap housing once drew people to Berlin from across the globe. Now the city is facing the fastest growing property prices in the world and renters search in vain for affordable housing. What can Berliners do to save their city from greedy investors?
"Overpriced" and scarce real estate in Germany's largest cities are deterring investors, according to a consultants' study. Instead, they're turning to Lisbon and London — despite Brexit.
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