In the Spotlight: Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf

Publish Date:  September 10th, 2020


Population: 323,359

Surface Area: 15,993 acres

Companies: 27,000


What sets Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf apart from the other districts in Berlin?

Aerial view across the tranquil oasis of the Lietzensee park and lake with its green parkland surrounded by the houses and streets, apartment blocks and office buildings of Charlottenburg, Berlin. ProPhoto RGB profile for maximum color fidelity and gamut.


Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the western center of Berlin offering excellent infrastructure, extensive public transportation, prominent business and commercial locations, and plenty of nature. It is where employees of established traditional and family owned businesses work alongside tech companies and young entrepreneurs. The district attracts people from many walks of life where luxury coexists with an artistic, nonconformist vibe.

Home to ca. 27,000 companies Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf has more than any other district in Berlin, including innovative startups across sectors. One of six Berlin headquarters and 20 percent of companies that are part of Berlin’s digital economy make Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf their location of choice. It is not a typical industrial area; however, it remains a location of some well-established industrial companies and continues to offer locations for production-oriented companies such as KPM – Royal Porcelain-Manufactory Berlin, Beiersdorf Manufacturing Berlin GmbH (BMB), and LMT Lichtmesstechnik GmbH.


“Campus Charlottenburg” is home to leading universities such as the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and world-renowned research institutions. TU Berlin and UdK are among the largest employers in the district with a combined total of 9,000 employees working in research, teaching and administration. The research focuses on ICT, mobility and services. TU Berlin is the region’s only university that trains experts in the quickly emerging field of engineering sciences.


The center of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the legendary Kurfürstendamm (Ku’Damm), a 3.5-km boulevard that leads from Lake Halensee to the Memorial Church. There is something for everyone in this district is home to the Charlottenburg Palace, popular cafés, restaurants, luxury boutiques, and small shops located lining the squares at Ludwigkirchplatz and Savignyplatz. Some of the most coveted residential areas are in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf with the “villa districts” in the Westend and Grunewald neighborhoods, as well as in the middle-income neighborhoods in Schmargendorf and near Rüdesheimer Platz.


For further information about opportunities in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, please contact:


Mandy Schwausch
Account Manager Berlin Districts
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
c/o District Office Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf | Economic Development
Otto-Suhr-Allee 100 | 10585 Berlin | Phone +49 30 9029-13111 | Mobile +49 151 72780421
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