Located west of Berlin city center, Charlottenburg is successful commercial hub with affluent neighborhoods and the best selection of restaurants, shops and bars in the city. It’s equally successful as an accommodation base for tourists and business travelers in Berlin.
The showpiece is Charlottenburg Palace, which sits at the center of attractive royal gardens and hosts a museum with artifacts taken from ancient Troy. The palace boasts ornate rooms that are open for tours. The Egyptian Museum and a pair of modern art galleries are also in the vicinity, making this one of the most popular places to explore for anyone who has booked accommodation in Charlottenburg.
Charlottenburg was especially successful in the 1920s, when wealth was pouring into the district and the World Wars had not yet redefined Germany’s European role. The wealthiest neighborhoods, even those that were rebuilt after WWII, have a distinct early-20th-century atmosphere, especially around Savignyplatz. This well-landscaped city square bustles with boutiques, cafés and bars that stay in action long after dark.
Close to Savignyplatz is Ku’Damm (short for ‘Kurfürstendamm’), a lively commercial avenue that was completely redesigned after the bombings of WWII and continues to be a commercial success. This is one of the best places to search for hotels in Charlottenburg, and it places guests close to a range of restaurants, shops and theaters.