Charlottenburg was established as a town in 1705 and an independent city until 1920, when it was transformed into a borough. Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf the fourth district of Berlin, formed in 2001 by merging Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf districts. It covers the western city center of Berlin and borders with Mitte in the east, Spandau in the west, Steglitz-Zehlendorf in the south, and Reinickendorf in the north. The largest royal palace (Charlottenburg Palace) is part of this district along with museums and cultural spots.
This district is well connected through the U-Bahn, S-Bahn and the bus networks, while its tram network dismantled. It may also be explored using bikes while getting around in car should be the last option due to scarcity of parking lots and expensive parking garages.
Intercity bus: Berlin's central bus station (ZOB Berlin) is part of this district and most of the intercity buses serve this station. However, the station isn’t closer to any attractions and services are overpriced.
Bus: It is served by several Metro bus-lines, that are operated using the iconic and tourist-friendly double-decker buses, that pass through important places and connect to other districts. Most of the buses start from Zoologischer Garten train station. Some of the useful lines are: M19, M29, M45, 109, 309, M46, M48 and M85
U-Bahn: All the available ones except for U5, U55, U6 and U8 stop in this area. Of these, U1 and U2 are the most useful ones to most tourists.
S-Bahn: The east-west S-Bahn track (lines S5,S7 and S75) cuts through the district
Charlottenburg is an international district with high living standard, although may not be the happening part of the city. Charlottenburg has excellent schools and friendly international neighbourhoods, while Wilmersdorf is part of inner-city and has residential complexes. The average price for apartments in Charlottenburg is around 4,700 €/m2, whiletop floors and penthouse units command significantly higher prices.
Living space per capita : 39.74 €/m2
The German opera house (Deutsche Oper Berlin) was created in Berlin in 1961 after world war II and it has spectacular and perfect view of the stage for all 1865 seats. World class quality grand opera is presented here, while promoting Directors, Singers and theatre productions.
Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection, An art museum established in 2008 that has collections of paintings and sculptures that cover the period from the Frenchromanticism to the surrealist era.
Charlottenburg Palace, the largest and existing palace in Berlin that was constructed at the end of the 17th century and was expanded, uniquely decorated in baroque and rococo styles. This has been reconstructed over last decades after the heavy damage during World War II.
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