CHARLOTTENBURG-WILMERSDORF – QUIET AND CENTRAL
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a pearl in the annals of German architecture. Belle Époque mansions rub shoulders with the styles of Bauhaus and Neue Sachlichkeit, to say nothing of the listed tower block by Corbusier. Not incidentally, the sub-district of Westend calls to mind the posh district in London. After all, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf combines elegance and urban ambience with a high degree of livability. Avenues, parks, and two nature protection areas on the western periphery of the borough provide plenty of greenery.
But Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is also renowned for its rich spectrum in leisure attractions. Numerous museums, such as Schloss Charlottenburg or Sammlung Berggruen, along with playhouses such as the Staatsoper im Schillertheater or the Wühlmäuse vaudeville theatre provide anything from entertainment to cultural finesse. If you fancy leafy scenery, you will get your fill on the palace grounds of Schloss Charlottenburg, on the lakefront of Lietzensee or in the woodlands of nearby Grunewald. These places are great for recreational walks and sporting activities both. The lakeside of Wannsee including the well-known lido are also within easy reach.
Königin-Elisabeth-Strasse is only a few minutes away from Reichsstrasse, the high street of Westend. You will find a large number of small boutique stores, cafés and restaurants here. The section between Theodor-Heuss-Platz and Steubenplatz is always worth a visit, be it to do your daily shopping or just to take a leisurely stroll.
The transport links are excellent. The Kaiserdamm artery provides quick access to the inner city, and picturesque Potsdam is also just a short ride away. A two-minute drive will take you to the A100 expressway and connecting motorways. Access to public transportation lies within easy walking distance, including the “Westend” rapid-transit station and the “Kaiserdamm” underground station, either of which will take you to downtown West Berlin or Potdamer Platz in Mitte, among other destinations.
In other words, the Westend sub-district is close to the centre and very well connected to the rest of the city. At the same time, it offers a peaceful and easygoing ambience despite the proximity of Charlottenburg's cultural diversity. Unsurprisingly, the high quality of living in the beautiful sub-district makes it a preferred residential area in Germany's capital. The average square-metre rents are slightly higher than the citywide average. The only boroughs that exceed it are Mitte and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Meanwhile, the demand pressure is high on any of the city's housing markets, which in turn implies substantial growth potential.