9Berlin, Germany

Over the past four decades, Berlin has transformed: the grim grey atmosphere of the Communist era is a faded memory and the city has become a cosmopolitan hub with a vibrant culture and an equally buzzy nightlife, which draws hip, young designers and savvy tech entrepreneurs alike.

Europe should see some of the highest property prices increases this year and Berlin is expected to lead the pack. The German city has been relatively under-priced when compared to its economic performance until now and the gap with other European powerhouses should begin to narrow in 2022.