Charlottenburg southeast: Kurfürstendamm and Savignyplatz

Charlottenburg southeast: Kurfürstendamm and Savignyplatz

The quarter around Ku'damm has many landmarks: the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz, the Radio Tower at the exhibition grounds, the Bahnhof Zoo and the Europa Center.

  • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church© dpa
    The memorial church at Breitscheidplatz
  • Das «Upper West»© dpa
    The "Upper West" at Breitscheidplatz towers into the sky.
  • Bikini Berlin© dpa
    Visitors walk across the roof terrace of the Bikini-Haus shopping centre in Berlin.
  • Stadtansicht Tauentzienstraße© dpa
    The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (M in the back) and the sculpture "Berlin" (M in the front) are reflected in a bench on the central reservation of Tauentzienstraße.
  • International Barrel Organ Festival© dpa
    Numerous barrel organs can be seen in the parade at the International Barrel Organ Festival on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
  • Spring in Charlottenburg© www.enrico-verworner.de
    S-Bahn arches Kranzler Eck
  • Savignyplatz© dpa
    Customers stand at the reopened kiosk at Savignyplatz in Berlin. The kiosk, which is almost 100 years old and a listed building, was severely damaged in 1943 and is now a tourist attraction once again.

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World famous is the 3.5 kilometre long and up to 53 metre wide Kurfürstendamm, together with "Tauentzien" the most frequented shopping street in Berlin. From KaDeWe, the Kaufhaus des Westens on Wittenbergplatz (already part of Schöneberg) to Lehniner Platz, international shops line up, converted cinema palaces, theatres and cafés.

Tauentzien and Breitscheidplatz

Tauentzienstraße is the former bourgeois counterpart to the eastern centre, which was already built in imperial times. There was a lot of war damage here. Residential buildings have a small share, but there are numerous offices, chain stores and high-quality hotels.
The area around Breitscheidplatz has been and is being redesigned. Hotels and apartments, retail space and offices have already been created in architecturally ambitious new buildings.

Savignyplatz and Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum

One of the most sought-after and expensive residential areas in Berlin is Savignyplatz north of Ku'damm. There are magnificent old buildings here. The area has bohemian flair with restaurants, cafés and boutiques. Germany's first house of literature opened in 1986 in Fasanenstraße. Next door is the Käthe Kollwitz Museum. A few house numbers away is the Jewish community center.

Last edited: 22. May 2020

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