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Encyclopedia > Kurfürstendamm
The Kurfürstendamm, Berlin's upscale retail neighborhood

The Kurfürstendamm is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin, Germany. The street is named for the former Kurfürsten (Electors) of the Holy Roman Empire. Download high resolution version (1188x799, 97 KB)The Kudamm in Berlin, phtot taken by Jfruh File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (1188x799, 97 KB)The Kudamm in Berlin, phtot taken by Jfruh File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Berlin (pronounced: , German ) is the capital of Germany and its largest city, with 3,426,000 inhabitants (as of January 2005); down from 4. ... The prince-electors or electoral princes of the Holy Roman Empire — German: Kurfürst (singular) Kurfürsten (plural) — were the members of the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire, having the function of electing the Emperors of Germany. ... The crown of the Holy Roman Empire (2nd half of the 10th century), now held in the Vienna Schatzkammer. ...


During the time of the separation of East and West Berlin the Kurfürstendamm became the number one business street of West Berlin. Kurfürstendamm starts at Bahnhof Zoo (railway terminus) at the Zoologischer Garten, near the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and runs through Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf. The Zoologischer Garten Berlin (zoological garden Berlin) is one of the biggest zoos in Germany and the one with the largest number of species of the world. ... The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) is located in Berlin at the Kurfürstendamm. ... Charlottenburg is an area in Berlin, formerly a borough now part of Charlottenburg_Wilmersdorf. ... Wilmersdorf is an area of Berlin, formerly a borough but now part of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. ...


The Berlin nickname is 'Ku Damm' (Ku sounds like Kuh), which would be 'Cow Avenue' in English. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


 
 

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