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Charlottenburg, Berlin - Locations and area guide

Guide to the Charlottenburg area of Berlin, Germany

One of the more exclusive neighbourhoods in Berlin, Charlottenburg was once the centre of West Berlin. Today, Charlottenburg is one of the most popular districts in Berlin and is host to several renowned restaurants, bars and nightclubs. 

The southern part of Charlottenburg is an upscale residential area and tourists looking for luxury apartments will be able to find some in this area. The northern part of Charlottenburg is also a good location to look for the occasional rental apartment. Charlottenburg is a beautiful neighbourhood and tourists will enjoy a visit to this region.

Extending from the ICC Convention Centre to Kurfürstendamm, Charlottenburg is best viewed either on foot, via public transport or on a bicycle. You can also opt to rent a car Berlin accommodationand drive, but do bear in mind that parking is hard to find and is quite expensive as well.

Some of the must visit places in Charlottenburg include the:

Charlottenburg Palace (which was built in 1699 to house Charlottenburg’s royalty. An architectural masterpiece with baroque style gardens and interiors that boast of extremely artistic themes, a trip to the Charlottenburg Palace will transport you to a time of Kings and Queens)

Grunewaldturm, an observation tower that has played an important part in Berlins’ military history and the Olympic Stadium, constructed by Hitler for the famous 1936 Berlin Olympic Games are all places that you can visit when in Charlottenburg.

Museum enthusiasts should also visit the Egyptian Museum which houses the world famous bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.

If you are travelling along with children, a visit to Lake Lietzensee with its scenery and grounds is almost mandatory. A trip to the Charlottenburg Zoo is another great place to visit.

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