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Although Charlottenburg had to relinquish its status as the centre of Berlin to Mitte after reunification, there are still plenty of places to go that once established the district as Zentrum West. The Kurfürstendamm, or Ku'damm for short, is a popular shopping mile for both tourists and locals. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Bahnhof Zoo and the exhibition centre are also famous.

But Charlottenburg is not only touristic, it has a functioning social mix of old-established and new Berliners. People shop together in the Wilmersdorfer Strasse shopping street, stroll through the markets at Karl-August-Platz and Lehniner Platz or discover exotic goods and restaurants in Berlin's Chinatown on Kantstrasse.

Together you can also enjoy the many green corners of the district. The baroque palace garden behind Charlottenburg Palace, the Lietzenseepark as well as the garden monuments at Savignyplatz and around Brixplatz invite you to linger and relax as well as being cultivated inner-city oases.

Charlottenburg is today part of the administrative district Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. The old district Charlottenburg is divided into the districts Charlottenburg, Westend and Charlottenburg-North.

Portrait of Charlottenburg

Wasserski-Anlage im Strandbad Jungfernheide
© dpa


The district Charlottenburg-North is located east of the Havel and north of the Spree. It is characterised by residential areas, allotment gardens and the Jungfernheide public park. more

Westend - Villenkolonie Neu-Westend
© Franziska Delenk


The Westend district was originally planned as a pure villa colony. Today it is partly urban with typical Berlin apartment buildings. more

Photo galleries:

  • Charlottenburg Southwest: Klausener-Platz neighborhood© Franziska Delenk
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Berlin© dpa
    Schloss Charlottenburg & Park
  • Olympiastadion© dpa
  • Upper West© dpa
    Upper West
  • Schustehrus-Park© RN/BerlinOnline
  • Weihnachtsmarkt am Schloss Charlottenburg© dpa
    Weihnachtsmarkt am Schloss Charlottenburg