The Borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf was formed in 2001 by merging the former boroughs of Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf. Charlottenburg is the heart of West Berlin and stretches between the KuDamm (jointly shared with Wilmersdorf) and the Charlottenburg palace in the north. Wilmersdorf has always been a middle and upper class inner city villa and apartment house area. It is quieter but has nice restaurants and cafes. See our borough maps.

Charlottenburg is divided in two areas. The southern part of the district is one of the wealthier areas of Berlin with posh flats and apartments. The northern part is a nice living area. Charlottenburg was the center of the former West Berlin and was really well built-up after the war. Today it's mostly an upmarket shopping and living area for city slickers.

Charlottenburg has a large, wealthy Russian scene, which has given rise to the areas nickname, "Charlottograd". Wilmersdorf is a living area with mostly smaller or single houses and villas. Wilmersdorf is a wealthier residential area with a high percentage of families. About 80% of Berlin's Jewish population (estimated 25,000 people) - now mostly of Russian descent - live in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, which contributes to Berlin's estimated total Jewish population of 5%.

The Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin), the Berlin University of the Arts (Universität der Künste), the opera Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Charlottenburg Palace and the Olympic Stadium are all located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

The Individual Localities (Ortsteile) of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf:

Ortsteile: Charlottenburg, Charlottenburg-Nord, Grunewald, Halensee, Schmargendorf, Westend, and Wilmersdorf.

Popular Places to Visit in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf:

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