Although Charlottenburg had to pass its status as the centre of Berlin on to the district of Mitte after the German reunification, there are still plenty of places that remind residents and visitors why the district was established as the western center of the capital. The Kurfürstendamm, or Ku'damm for short, is a popular shopping mile for both tourists and locals. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Zoologischer Garten railway station, and the exhibition center are some of the district's other famous landmarks.

Contrary to what some might think, Charlottenburg is not only for tourists. The district consists of a well-functioning social mix of long-established and new Berliners. Whether it's a shopping trip on Wilmersdorfer Straße, a stroll through the markets at Karl-August-Platz and Lehniner Platz or the discovery of exotic goods and restaurants in Berlin's Chinatown on Kantstraße, Charlottenburg has plenty to offer for long-time residents and newcomers.

The many green spaces of the district are perfect spots to enjoy alone or in good company. The baroque palace gardens behind Charlottenburg Palace, the Lietzenseepark as well as the garden monuments on Savignyplatz and around Brixplatz are inner-city oases inviting you to linger and relax.

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

Portrait of Charlottenburg

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Southeast: Kurfürstendamm and Savignyplatz

The neighborhood around Ku'damm boasts many landmarks: the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz, the radio tower at the exhibition center, the Zoo railway station, and the Europa Center. more

Wasserski-Anlage im Strandbad Jungfernheide
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The district of Charlottenburg-North is located east of the river Havel and north of the river Spree. It is home to residential areas, allotment gardens and the Jungfernheide public park. more

Westend - Villenkolonie Neu-Westend
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The Westend district was originally planned as a exclusive residential area of mansions. Today it has a more urban flair and features many typical Berlin apartment buildings. more

Komödie am Kurfürstendamm
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Charlottenburg: Useful Information

An overview of the most important addresses in Charlottenburg: local authorities, schools, hospitals, cafés, restaurants, tips for leisure activities and more. more

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  • Olympiastadion© dpa
    Olympic Stadium
  • Charlottenburg Southwest: Klausener-Platz neighborhood© Franziska Delenk
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Berlin© dpa
    Charlottenburg Palace & Garden
  • Schustehrus-Park© RN/BerlinOnline
    Schustehrus Park