Charlottenburg: residential areas & infrastructure

Charlottenburg: residential areas & infrastructure

Information on residential areas, public transport and the most important transport axes in Charlottenburg.

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Residential areas

Charlottenburg is as large as a medium-sized city and just as diverse. Between Kurfürstendamm and Schloss the cityscape is dominated by renovated, partly magnificent old buildings. The Westend quarter is one of the most exclusive residential areas in Berlin, and in the former workers' housing estate Siemensstadt modern architects have realised their ideas of urban apartment buildings. The Kurfürstendamm and its side streets are among the most noble addresses Berlin has to offer, and the apartments in the magnificent art nouveau buildings are correspondingly expensive. In contrast, it is simpler and cheaper to live north of the palace. Overall, rents in Charlottenburg are above the Berlin average.

Location

Charlottenburg is located east of the Havel and mostly south of the Spree (with the exception of Charlottenburg-North). The district is located in the central-western part of Berlin.

Public transport

There are four underground lines (U2, U7, U1, U9) and two suburban railway lines - the Stadtbahn and the Ringbahn. There are also numerous buses.

Long distance services

The Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten had to relinquish its rank as the largest long-distance station to the Hauptbahnhof. Some long-distance trains still run here, but mainly local trains.

Transport axes

Car drivers in Charlottenburg have a connection to the city motorway (A111 and A100). Transport axes are in west-east direction: Heckerdamm in the north, Spandauer Damm/Otto-Suhr-Allee/Straße des 17. Juni from Spandau to Brandenburger Tor, Heerstraße/Kaiserdamm/Bismarckstraße/17.Juni from Westend to Brandenburger Tor or Heerstraße/Kantstraße to Zoologischer Garten, and Ku'damm/Clayallee to Zehlendorf.

Last edited: 22. May 2020

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