Charlottenburg – A multifaceted district
It started out as a residential district and is today one of the most beloved districts of the capital of Germany. The district of Charlottenburg has undergone many changes throughout the last centuries. And this is what makes this part of the city so interesting and unique. Here you can find old history-charged buildings among modern and futuristic buildings. In Charlottenburg you can actually fell the diversity and history of Berlin. Besides many architectonical masterstrokes and some wonderful buildings there is much more to see in this district of Berlin. Whether you are interested in shopping adventures or sightseeing – Charlottenburg satisfies every single visitor all across the board.
Take a stroll on the „Kurfrüstendamm“
The Kurfürstendamm – also called „Kudamm“ by the local residents – is one of the biggest and most impressive shopping streets in Berlin. A walk through the gorges of the massive buildings to your left and right will help you to recognize that you are in of the liveliest metropolises in all of Europe. Whether you are looking for exclusive boutiques, small and unique bookstores or big chains of all different kind of brands – you’ll definitely find what you need or what you are aiming for. Shopping on the „Kurfrüstendamm“ definitely is a delication for the whole family. At the „Rathenauplatz „ or „Henriettenplatz“ many street artists do breathtaking performances. Hundreds of people gather here in order to stare at artists from all around the world. Make sure to bring your camera – this is a „once in a lifetime“ opportunity.
Exclusive Shopping at the „KadDeWe“
The „Kaufhaus des Westens“ – the „large store of the West“ – is one of the most renowned shopping centers of Berlin. Here you can find on over seven floors luxurious goods from all over the world. The „gourmet floor“ inhabits delicacies from nearly every country of the world and this is a great opportunity to buy a goodie for friends or family back home. There is no need to travel all across the world to get a certain kind of food – you can simply find and buy it here. Also spirits and wines can be bought here – you have a choice of more than 3400 wines. This is something you won’t see every day. On the upper floor is a winter garden, where you can dine and try many different foods in a beautiful environment. A tasty place!
The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Chruch
The Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church is easily accessibly afoot from the „Kurfürstendamm“. During World War II this impressive church had been destroyed by the bombs oft he Allies. Still, today it hasn’t been reconstructed in order to admonish and remind the people. The church whose construction started in 1891 is still holding services and concerts. If you get the chance to visit a concert at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, you should make sure to take it. The acoustic on the inside is unique and wonderful. The „Luisenkirche“ and „Friedenskriche“, two other impressive churches, are in the neighborhood as well and will take you back into long-gone days.
Relaxing hours at the Castle Charlottenburg
Who is longing for some relaxing and quiet hours after a day in the city’s turmoil should pay a visit to the Castle Charlottenburg. The former home of many princes invites its visitors to stroll around in the spacious gardens in a picturesque atmosphere. Many paths wriggle through the gardens and there are benches that invite you to relax for a bit. Especially during the warm summer months when all the flowers blossom this is a great place to be. In the snowy months the gardens turn into a winter wonderland. From the castle you can talk a walk to the triumphal column that is one of Berlins major sights. This guarantees entertainment for the whole family.
Cultural events at the „Theater des Westens“
Comfortably end your day with a visit tot he so-called Theater oft he West. This theater is renowned for its multifaceted stagings and is well known across country boarders. Whether you are interested in classical theatre or modern adaptions: This house has a widespread repertoire. Shopping excursions, street art, high culture and a diverse gastronomic offer: Charlottenburg entertains old and young visitors. This lively district will simply mesmerize you – but just convince yourself!
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