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Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the west side of Berlin, home to the Kurfürstendamm, the trade fair grounds, the Olympic stadium and more.

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Tiergarten: A parc in the west side of Berlin, (c) Creative Commons Zero

West side berlin: Kurfürstendamm, Gedächtniskirche, Zoo, Bikini Berlin

With the legendary Kurfurstendamm, the Gedächtniskirche (Memorial Church), the Zoo and the Bikini Berlin, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a magnet for both tourists and Berlin residents. In addition, the prestigious district has several excellent universities and a variety of academic institutions as well as both high-tech and more traditional companies. And with its multi-functional CityCube Berlin complex, built in 2014, the borough hosts around 100 trade fairs and 500 congresses every year.

Bikini Berlin

Bikini Berlin

Be fair

Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and has been a Fair Trade Town since 2011. The goal of the campaign is to take a concrete stance for a fairer world and promote the increased use of fair trade products. 17 countries with roughly 550 Fair Trade Towns now participate in the campaign.


With the Messe Berlin, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, hosts around 70 international trade fairs, e.g. the following:

Internationale Funkausstellung IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited Trade Fair (Internationale Funkausstellung)
As a global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, the IFA presents the latest products and innovations, and every year it fascinates trade visitors from more than 100 countries.
ITB Berlin
ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show (Internationale Tourismusbörse)
The ITB is the leading specialist trade show for the international tourism trade and each year it features countries, target areas, operators, booking systems, transport carriers and hotels.
Internationale Grüne Woche International Green Week (Internationale Grüne Woche)
Unique in its focus, the International Green Week an international exhibition for agriculture and the food industry, as well as for gardening.
Bautec Bautec International Trade Fair for Building and Construction Technology (Internationale Fachmesse für Bauen und Gebäudetechnik)
bautec is the international trade fair for construction and building technology, and leading exhibitors from the construction materials and construction systems sectors take part.
ILA Berlin ILA Berlin Airshow (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung Berlin-Brandenburg)
The Berlin Air Show is one of the most important trade fairs for the aerospace industry in Germany and is among the largest and most important aerospace trade fairs in the world.
Fruit Logistica Berlin
FRUIT LOSISTICA is the leading industry meeting for the international fruit trade.
InnoTrans InnoTrans – International Trade Fair for Transport Technology
As a trade fair for transportation technology, InnoTrans offers an industry platform for national and international providers and consumers of passenger and freight transportation.


Tradition meets modernity

Startups meet tradition. Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is a place where long-established traditional and family businesses rub shoulders with young entrepreneurs. The area around Campus Charlottenburg is teeming with a variety of young, successful startups that are expanding from here out into the world. These are complemented by more traditional, established companies. Such as the Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur KPM, Berlin’s oldest still-operating handicraft enterprise.

Von Manfred Brueckels - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Von Manfred Brueckels – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Good to know

TU Berlin is one of the largest technical universities in Germany.
About 35,000 students are currently studying at the TU Berlin and Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). This is one of the largest and most diverse fine arts universities in the world.

Mareike Blank

Convert Hall of UdK (c) Mareike Blank

West Side Berlin, the advantages at a Glance:
  • Very good public transport network
  • Beautiful business and commercial locations
  • Skilled workforce opportunities
  • Cultural and academic programs
  • Campus Charlottenburg: two universities and numerous research
  • Multifaceted business landscape
  • Attractive residential environment
  • Numerous green areas, nature and landscape conservation areas,
    including in Grunewald

Header image:
New western City Center around Gedächtniskirche

(c) Berlin Partner/Monique Wüstenhagen

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