An important part of former West Berlin but now a western district of the united city, Charlottenburg has retained its old-world charm. Elegance is the keyword here. Whether you’re strolling and shopping around Savignyplatz or pausing for a refreshment at the LiteraturHaus, you’ll be impressed with the dignity of both the neighborhood’s architecture and its inhabitants. Kurfürstendamm (or Ku’damm, as the locals call it) is the central shopping mile, where you’ll find an international clientele browsing brand-name designers, or drinking coffee at sidewalk cafés.
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