Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is known to be the pulsating heart of the West. Very popular amongst locals and tourists is the shopping area around Kurfürstendamm. But the district has far more to offer, like the memorial church “Gedächtniskirche”, the Olympic stadion and the Schaubühne , a well known Berliner theatre.
Before 1920 Charlottenburg was an independent city until it became part of Groß-Berlin. The district part is named after the wife of the king, Queen Sophie Charlotte.
Charlottenburg is located in the west of Tiergarten and is connected with the district Mitte by the world-renowned street “Straße des 17. Juni”.
Due to the concentration of big groups of companies in the 20th century the district became a very attractive target for wealthy citizens.
In the 20s Charlottenburg was very popular amongst artists like Otto Dix and Bertholt Brecht. There you found everything that was part of culture and nightlife. Many cultural sites are located there, like the Schiller theatre, the Renaissance theatre or the Deutsche Oper. And the list is even longer. Also the names Kempinski Hotel or KaDeWe (the department store of the West) are inherent parts of Charlottenburg.
Charlottenburg, Wilmersdorf, Schmargendorf, Grunewald, Westend, Charlottenburg-Nord, Halensee