Charlottenburg & Schöneberg
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This walk highlights the beautiful contrast between chic Charlottenburg and exciting Schöneberg: A nice introduction to the old West.
Start at a museum about one of Berlin's best known artists: Käthe Kollwitz. If the weather is nice, you can visit the beautiful garden of the Literaturhaus Berlin next. Don't worry if the weather isn't that great, because the walk continues toward the area around Savignyplatz, which oozes French flair, and has plenty of places to stop for coffee.
After this, you will pass by two great photography museums, which are definitely worth visiting. If you are traveling with children, you could opt to visit the Berlin zoo instead.
Next up is a part of Charlottenburg that is every shopaholic's dream. It is home to two very different types of department stores: Brand new concept-mall Bikini Berlin, and one of Europe’s oldest department stores, where the elite traditionally shop: KaDeWe.
After the impressive Viktoria-Luise-Platz, you will enter Schöneberg. In this lively neighborhood, the walk will continue past Berlin's biggest market, lots of good places to eat, and great shops. The walk ends at Rathaus Schöneberg, where Kennedy delivered his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech, and a beautiful park. The perfect place to relax after a long day.
This walk can also be followed in reverse: The area surrounding Savignyplatz offers a good choice of restaurants, if you want to end the day with a nice dinner.