This borough, the fourth in Berlin, covers the area of the west of the city centre and the affluent residential areas that are adjacent to it. When the city was divided by the Berlin Wall after the Second World War, the centre of West Berlin was located in this district, around the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a major landmark. Kurfürstendamm, one of the most famous streets in Berlin leads up to the ruins of this church, not rebuilt as a reminder of the Second World War, and with a belfy built in the 1960s. Locals refer jokingly to this ruin as ‘der hohle Zahn’ (the hollow tooth). Another very important landmark in this borough is Charlottenburg Palace, the largest palace in Berlin and the only one dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family. Sports fans should note that the Olympic Stadium is also in this borough.
There are several important institutional buildings within this borough. These include The Berlin Institute of Technology, the Berlin University of the Arts, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and Deutsche ober Berlin. Though the borough’s economy largely relies on retail trade and the shopping areas of the West Centre area are known internationally.
Hotels in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf:
5 Star Hotels:
Adagio Berlin Kurfürstendamm: This is a stylish contemporary hotel set within a modern building very close to the famous shopping boulevard of Kurfürstendamm within the chic and swanky Charlottenburg District.
Hotel Palace Berlin: This is a privately owned business and conference hotel that is located directly opposite the Zoological Gardens and just steps away from the Kurfürstendamm and the Memorial Church.
Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin: This hotel is located right on the Kurfürstendamm, right in the heart of the action, with many shops, restaurants and cafes right in the immediate vicinity.
Louisa’s Place: this glamorous city domicile is a traditional Berlin Mansion house dating back to 1904 with exquisitely finished interiors redolent of a bygone age and yet al the hustle and bustle of the Kurfürstendamm right outside.
Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm: This hotel is located opposite the Kranzler Eck just a few minutes away from the Kurfürstendamm and Memorial Church. Amongst other features it has a grand ballroom suitable for 350 people.
Steigenberger Hotel Berlin: This is a first class hotel with many amenities including a full and comprehensive wellness and spa area and executive facilities.
Swissôtel Berlin am Kurfürstendamm: This hotel offers traditional Swiss hospitality and friendly service and is well-located right in the heart of the city centre west. There is everything you could need here for a very comfortable stay.
Waldorf Astoria Berlin: This newly built hotel is the tallest building in western central Berlin, at a height of 118m. This luxury hotel is just yards away from the Kurfürstendamm and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial church.
4 Star Hotels:
Hollywood Media Hotel: The Holywood Hotel is situated right on the Kurfürstendamm. It is a tribute to international stars and film legends. It has a family atmosphere and yet is also popular with business travellers.
Hotel Villa Kastania Berlin: This small but perfectly formed hotel is a ten minute drive to the Kurfürstendamm and just a five minute walk from the nearest subway station. This hotel offers wellness treatments and has a relaxing terrace. Bikes and other facilities are available on request.
H’Otello K-80: Located on the vibrant Savignyplatz, this design-oriented concept hotel has rooms with unique urban design and flair. This is a chic place to stay for the fashion conscious guest.
Domero Hotel Berlin Ku’damm: Like the city of Berlin itself, this hotel is a blend of modern and classic, trendy and mainstream. It has a minimalistic and boutique style and is an interesting place to stay in the centre of the city.
Bleibtrau Berlin: This design hotel lies only a few metres from the Kurfürstendamm shopping street. The rooms are stylishly, uniquely designed for comfort and aesthetics.
art’otel City Centre West Berlin: The unique selling point of this artistic hotel are the original works of pop artist Andy Warhol with which it is decorated.
abba Berlin Hotel: This hotel is located in a street that runs parallel to the famous shopping boulevard, so is well placed for all this areas main attractions.
3 Star Hotels:
Art Hotel Charlottenburger Hof: Each room here is unique and the transport links are good as this hotel is directly opposite the Charlottenburg S-bahn and you get directly from the airport to the hotel in 35 minutes.
Astoria am Kurfürstendamm: This hotel is located between the Kurfürstendamm and the zoo, so may be a good location to choose to stay in if you plan on visiting the latter.
Berlin Plaza Hotel am Kurfürstendamm: This is close to the memorial church and has a good in house restaurant Knese which is an insider tip for those who love traditional Berlin food.
Berliner Hof: Right beside the memorial church, this hotel has a good, central location in City Centre West that makes it a great base for exploring the city.
Hotel Astrid am Kurfürstendamm: This hotel is situated within a stunning listed building close to the Kurfürstendamm and many of the other attractions. It is easy to get from here to all the area’s major sites.
Brandies Hotel Berlin Messe: This charming, well-kept little hotel is situated on the Kaiserdamm, the legendary east-west axis of the city. It is close to the Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympic Stadium, alongside many other attractions.
Amaryl City Hotel am Kurfürstendamm: This hotel is situated on a street parallel to the Kurfürstendamm. Bookings must be made by credit card but please note that payment on arrival is in cash only.
Atlanta am Kurfürstendamm: This hotel describes itself as a hotel of the upper middle class. It is directly opposite the Literaturhaus with its cafe and the Käthe Kollwitz Museum.
There are of course a number of other accommodation options available in this borough, one of the best known and most loved districts in Berlin, which contains some of the city’s best known attractions.