Your guide to Charlottenburg

A curated guide of 20 places and things to do in Charlottenburg, recommended by locals


Know Your Neighborhood: Charlottenburg

Welcome to this extremely diverse and colorful pocket of Berlin. With many old and new gems to uncover, we've selected some of the best within a 1km radius of your new home. Eat, drink, enjoy.

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    transport • u bahn • travel

    Get around using Berlin's rapid transit railway system, right by your door.


  • Closest supermarket: REWE City, Charlottenburg

    Fresh • Market • Close by

    Stock up on everything you need at the closest supermarket. Check out their fresh goods and enjoy the variety.


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    What Do You Fancy Love?

    Bagels • Shakes • Coffee

    Fresh juice, great bagels, superfood shakes, mueslis, killer coffee. Take a seat at this super charming coffee and stay a while.


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    Saftpresse Charlottenburg

    Fresh • Juice • Local

    Drink truly fresh juice at Saftpresse. It's made right in front of you with crazy ingredients that will surely give you the boost you need. Spirulina loves you.


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    Rogacki

    Old timey • Classic • Market

    For a taste of bygone Berlin, make your way to this old Berliner market hall - and head straight for the very good fried fish. Not much has changed here since its 1928 inception.


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    Komm & Sieh

    Secret • Designer • Thrift

    This is probably one of the only 'secret spots' left in Berlin for buying cheap designer clothes. It's a small charity shop in a Charlottenburg mall. Let the treasure hunt begin.


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    Buchbinderei Simon Prey

    Books • Workshop • Classic

    Pay a visit to our beloved old book-binder. This workshop is home to leather-bound books, gilding, and marbled papers - and it's paradise.


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    Oxfam Shop

    Second Hand • Shopping • Charity

    Buy fair and make a difference! This store contains second hand clothing, books and other gimmicks. All the profits go to the Oxfam organization who works for famine relief and social equality.


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    Langer Blomqvist Buchhandlung

    Books • Cheap • Charming

    A bookstore bursting with reduced books (often 50%) with small mistakes (which you sometimes don't even see).


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    Windburger

    Burgers • Fries • Delicious

    Some say this is the best burger in Berlin. And there are a lot of burgers in Berlin. By the way, they have fries that are literally drowning in chili and cheese which we couldn't think more highly of. Thank us later.


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    Restaurant Grosz

    1920s • West Berlin • Restaurant

    Travel back to 1920s decadence via the spectacular interiors and elegant menu of this West Berlin institution. Get there from 11:30am and get stuck into the plat de jour before they stop serving it at 3pm. Enjoy, darlings.


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    Pizza Como

    Pizza • Cheap • Charming

    Get your fix of great pizza in this tiny, simple, hideaway trattoria. It's incredibly cheap, and really quite ugly - but we love it, just the way it is.


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    Cooking Papa

    Korean • Food • Fast

    Get your fix of authentic Korean staples like Bibimbap, Kimchi, and leek pancakes. Friendly staff, convenient location (when moving between Wilmersdorfer Straße and Ku'damm), lots of Koreans, not too crowded, fast service. Sorted. They seem to have a refreshingly unusual sense of decoration, too - one wall is covered with water-filled plastic bags housing plastic fish.


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    Lon-Men's Noodle House

    Popular • Soup • Noodles

    In need for a soup to make you feel better from the inside? Go to West-Berlin and try to find Lon-Mens Noodle House. If you manage to get a table, you are the luckiest person on earth.


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    Genki-Sushi

    Conveyor Belt • High Quality • Sushi

    Take a seat around the conveyor belt at this cute little Japanese spot. It's time to pack away many a round of high-quality sushi as you please. Craving? Sorted.


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    Le Petit Royal

    restaurant • food • lobster

    Fine dining, exquisite interiors. Things like oysters, calamaretti, pulpo confit, lobster bisque, and grilled meats complete the menu of this seemingly French-style restaurant. And, it's right around the corner!


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    893 Ryōtei

    Secret • Delicious • High End

    This Japanese restaurant is the definition of Berlin. From the outside, you think it's ugly or closed. You just see a wall, and on the door there is a small sign that says "893". But when you get in you see a very high-class restaurant, with great design and amazing food. Book ahead.


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    Jazz Club A-Trane

    Jazz • Chill • Music

    Your neighborhood spot for a chilled night out with excellent live music.


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    KTV Karaoke Bar

    Karaoke • Drink • Fun

    At this good times joint, you can connect your phone to their TV to access your YouTube favorites. Take a drink and mic, and get cracking.


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    Paris Bar

    Local • Bar • Artist Hangout

    If you want to experience West Berlin have a glass of champagne and some bites at Paris Bar - Berlin's original artist's hangout. It's one of the top places to see Charlottenburg's locals interact and enjoy life.

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