|Quarter of Berlin|
|• Total||13.5 km2 (5.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,800/km2 (7,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Postal codes||(nr. 0405) 14050, 14052, 14053, 14055, 14057, 14059|
Westend is a locality of the Berlin borough Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf situated on the Spandauer Berg, the northern peak of the Teltow plateau between the river valleys of Spree and Havel. It emerged in the course of Berlin's 2001 administrative reform on the grounds of the former Charlottenburg borough.
In 1806 Napoleon had a military camp here, though he himself chose Charlottenburg Palace for accommodation. The land was developed from 1866 on as a residential area for the wealthy bourgeoisie, originally made up of mansions and villas and named after the West End of London. Today it is a quite densely settled, still affluent territory adjacent to the inner city area of Charlottenburg in the east.
The locality also includes the neighbourhoods of Neu-Westend and Ruhleben, a suburban housing area of the 1920s. The site of the former Ruhleben internment camp, a World War I detention camp for civilians, today is part of the adjacent Spandau district. Furthermore the areas of Pichelsberg, Heerstraße and Eichkamp at the northern rim of the Grunewald forest belong to Westend. It is home of the Berlin trade fair (where the Internationale Funkausstellung is held) and of the former Reichssportfeld area of the 1936 Summer Olympics.
- Funkturm, 1926
- Haus des Rundfunks by Hans Poelzig, 1931, today broadcasting centre of the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB)
- Deutschlandhalle arena, 1935
- Messe Berlin arena, 1936/1937
- St. George's Church
- Olympic Stadium with Bell Tower (Glockenturm) and Waldbühne amphitheatre by Werner March, 1934–36
- Unité d'Habitation with Modulor scale by Le Corbusier, part of the Interbau exhibition 1957
- Studio of sculptor Georg Kolbe, 1929, with museum
- Internationales Congress Centrum (ICC), 1979
- Mommsen Stadium, 1930, home of the Tennis Borussia Berlin football club
- Westend hospital of the German Red Cross
- Spandauer Berg water tower, 1909
- Villas along the street Am Rupenhorn by Erich Mendelsohn, 1930 and Wassili and Hans Luckhardt, 1932
Westend is served by the Berlin S-Bahn Ringbahn lines S41, S42 and S46 at the stations Westend, Messe Nord/ICC and Westkreuz as well as the Westbahn lines S75 and S5 at the stations Messe Süd, Heerstraße, Olympiastadion (Süd) and Pichelsberg.
The A100 (Berliner Stadtring) motorway marks Westend's eastern border. The federal highways Bundesstraße 2 and Bundesstraße 5 together run through the locality along the streets Kaiserdamm and Heerstraße. Near the S-Bahn station Messe Nord/ICC is Berlin's Central Bus station Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof (ZOB).
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