In 1866, the areas surrounding Charlottenburg palace were developed into a residential neighborhood for the Berlin bourgeoisie, and as a result it was named ‘Westend’ after the similarly affluent area of London. It was originally planned to be the city’s artists’ colony, with the intention to build only traditional style villas, ensuring ample living space for the wealthy, established residents to roam around in. Today, Berlin Westend still has a reputation of being one of the best neighbourhoods to live in. It’s a leafy district with diverse nature, which is reflected in its street names – Cherry Avenue and Sycamore Avenue to name a few. Within walking distance of the apartments is Brixplatz, one of the most beautiful old parks in the city. And being so close to Grunewald and Stössensee, one could easily forget the downtown location.
Reichsstrasse is the centre and retail hub of Westend, and is situated between Theodor-Heuss-Platz and Steuben Platz. Here you will find a selection of big brands as well as independent businesses, restaurants and cafes – it’s perfect both for a stroll at the weekend and a place to find your everyday necessities.
Westend is home to a host of attractions and activities: the Olympic stadium that also holds many football and athletic events, the Waldbühne concert hall, the renowned Messe exhibition ground at the nearby TV Tower, and high-brow cultural institutions such as the German Opera, the Renaissance Theatre and the Charlottenburg Palace.
There are also convenient transport links, with the Autobahn (motorway) close by and buses that travel out of Berlin within easy reach. The underground line (U2) runs stop at nearby Theodor-Heuss-Platz and will take you to various central locations in Berlin, as will the quick and efficient bus services.