Your guide to Charlottenburg

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


Your Berlin Neighborhood, Unpacked.

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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  • Essentials
    Here is everything you need to know in order to get around town.

    Groceries & food

    Pharmacy & medical

    Police & tourist office

  • Closest U-Bahn: Deutsche Oper

    Train Station

    Don't be late, you have lots to see! Get around using Berlin's rapid transit railway system, right by your door.

  • Coffee

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    Literaturhaus

    Coffee Shop

    This atmospheric bookstore and cafe are housed within the historic 'Wintergarten', which is also home to Grisbach Auction House and the Käthe Kollwitz Museum. Come for an hour or three, but budget your time wisely as this can easily become an all-day affair.


  • Spontan Coffee

    Coffee Shop

    Spontan is one of the first specialty coffees in West Berlin. They work with two leading Berlin roasteries, The Barn & Fjord. Every shot is grinded fresh, weighed to the exact milligram and every cup goes through a hefty quality control process. They use fresh fair trade organic milk and also have milk alternatives.

  • Food

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    What Do You Fancy Love?

    Café
    $$$$

    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

    Juice Bar
    $$$$

    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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    893 Ryōtei

    Asian Restaurant

    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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    Windburger

    Burger Joint
    $$$$

    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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    Le Petit Royal

    French Restaurant
    $$$$

    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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    Pizza Como

    Pizza Place
    $$$$

    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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    Restaurant Grosz

    French 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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    Genki-Sushi

    Sushi Restaurant
    $$$$

    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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    Rogacki

    Gourmet Shop

    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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    Cooking Papa

    Korean Restaurant
    $$$$

    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

    Noodle House
    $$$$

    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.

  • Culture

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    Komm & Sieh


    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.


  • Kulturforum

    Cultural Center
    Kulturforum

    The Kulturforum is considered to be West Berlin's cultural hub. The artistic and cultural institutions here are well worth your time- a variety of unique museum, along with other city highlights, are an all-in-one experience.

    From 16€

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    Buchbinderei Simon Prey

    Bookstore

    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

    Shop & Service

    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

    Bookstore

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


  • Museum of Photography

    Photography Studio
    Museum of Photography / Helmut Newton Foundation

    The museum draws the attention of photographers and photography fans from all corners of the globe. Skip the line and shift your focus to 2,000 square meters of snaps, exhibitions, and insights into the history of photography, including works and cameras from the world-famous Helmut Newton.

    From 11€

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    Jazz Club A-Trane

    Jazz Club

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

  • Nightlife

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    KTV Karaoke Bar

    Karaoke Bar
    $$$$

    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

    French Restaurant
    $$$$

    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.

  • Outdoors

  • Schlosspark Gardens

    Garden

    This beautiful park in Charlottenberg comes complete with swathes of colorful flowers and a nice little lake. Take in the fairytale charm and wander around in the sunshine.


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    Haubentaucher Berlin

    Lounge
    $$$$

    This might be the best spot on a warm day in the city. It's overcrowded, usually, but it's a great opportunity to socialize with locals and make some friends!

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