The Kurfürstendamm is one of the more well known avenues in Berlin. This very broad, long boulevard is the hub for shopping and leisure in Berlin, lined with shops, houses, hotels and restaurants. In particular, many fashion designers have set up their shops there to showcase some of their latest work to the eager public, as well as many car dealerships showing off their latest range of models. The great thing about this area is the dynamic and individual outlets you can find on every corner. Everyone is different, individual and always trying to push new boundaries thanks to the high level of competition.
Kurfürstendamm got its name from the prince-electors who rode along it to hunt in Grünewald, but now it's full of Berliners and visitors on the hunt for the latest fashion and designer items. It is Berlin's most famous shopping strip in the heart of the west city center and you're sure to enjoy a great day out there no matter the season. Stretching for a 3.5-kilometer-long boulevard, it will take you from Breitscheidplatz and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche to Rathenauplatz, where the Grünewald villas begin. One of the more noticeable landmarks in Kurfürstendamm is the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche on Breitscheidplatz. Behind it, there is an elegant new quarter with a series of top of the line outlets, all of which have contributed to the revival of the western city center as a whole, which is now one of the busiest areas in all of Berlin. Along Kurfürstendamm you will pass a number of the flagship stores of famous labels, shops of international brands and famous names, and Karstadt, another big department store. Towards Halensee it will be somewhat less busy, and the window displays become more elegant and the shops even more exclusive. This area is considered one of the best places to enjoy a relaxing day out in Berlin. Not only are you treated to a gluttony of shopping options throughout the streets, but there is also a great bar scene around for you to relax and enjoy a small bite or a well deserved cocktail. With so many varying options available there is something for any style for any season, and with so much to see it will fill your schedule for the whole day.