Welcome to Savignyplatz
Nestled in the middle of Charlottenburg’s bustling streets is a green oasis—-a small park with blooming flowers, a vibrant lawn, and benches perfect for people-watching and enjoying a sunny afternoon. In the humming neighbourhood surrounding the square, you can indulge in the good life like almost nowhere else in the capital. The area attracts lovers of art, culture, and cuisine in equal measure. Welcome to Savignyplatz!
One of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city
Divided between Bleibtreustrasse and Uhlandstrasse by Kantstrasse, Savignyplatz belongs to the heart of Charlottenburg. These streets surrounding the square amplify the area's artistic and intellectual reputation. The street names come from historical figures, such as painter and graphic artist Georg Bleibtreu, lawyer and politician Count Johann Heinrich Casimir von Carmer, philosopher Immanuel Kant, Prussian field marshal Karl Friedrich Freiherr von dem Knesebeck, and Nobel Prize winner for literature Theodor Mommsen. Many might say that Kurfürstendamm is the district’s pulsing centre, but around Savignyplatz you can feel a more soulful beat. This is exactly what makes the neighbourhood so attractive: a quieter energy, but all the more pure quality of life. Magnificent Altbaus from the Gründerzeit provide the perfect backdrop: in few areas of Berlin do the houses paint such a beautiful street scene. Savignyplatz itself is the jewel of the picturesque area, with its thoughtful landscaping practically begging parkgoers to spread out a picnic blanket on its lush green lawn. The S-Bahn station of the same name, as part of the Berlin city railroad system, provides excellent connections - even though you can find almost everything you need for living right on your doorstep.
Designed in 1862 as part of the Paris-inspired Hobrecht Plan for urban Berlin, the square's French essence can still be seen today in the park's beautiful detailed landscaping. Shaded arbours of cascading vines, a border of well-groomed flowering shrubs and hedges, and an immaculately kept green lawn make for the perfect picnic spot. Spread your blanket and take in the bustling surroundings--an ideal spot for people-watching.
Shopping with pleasure
Residents of the Savignyplatz neighbourhood meet their daily needs by shopping in various specialty shops in addition to visits to the supermarket. A number of boutiques inspire window shoppers with decorative displays, making it difficult to pass by without taking a closer look at the array of offers - whether they be the exhibited hardcovers of Bücherbogens at Savignyplatz, stylish shoes at Hoofers, or the fresh fruit from Mandalina Feinkost on Kantstrasse. A handful of upscale vintage shops are treasure troves for fashionistas looking for a one-of-a-kind designer piece, and even more independent designers have opened shop around Savignyplatz. For out-of-the-ordinary purchases, the nearby Tauentzienstrasse and Ku'damm are further points of interest. From clothing to electronics to furniture, there is hardly anything that cannot be bought here. Wide-ranging merchandise and endless shopping opportunities is what the so-called City West is best known for, after all.
A paradise for gourmets
Luckily for food lovers, the gastronomic opportunities at the restaurants around Savignyplatz is equally as eclectic. If you stroll along Kantstrasse, for example, you will find yourself transported on a culinary journey to the east. Whether Japanese at Ryōtei 893, Taiwanese at Lon Men's Noodle House, or Vietnamese at Madame NGO: Savignyplatz restaurants will provide you with all kinds of delicacies from the Asian region. But other cuisines are also represented in the neighbourhood. Those craving classic German home cooking will get their money's worth in the Dicke Wirtin restaurant, while cakes and sweet treats from all over the world are served in Kuchenladen Torten. If happiness could be measured in calories alone, the life of the residents would be close to perfect.
Balm for the cultural soul
The night doesn’t have to end after dinner: bars and pubs of every style are scattered throughout the neighourhood. You can end the evening with delicious cocktails in the Hefner Bar or with old Berlin flair in Zwiebelfisch. The jazz clubs A-Trane and Quasimodo shouldn’t be missed—-they are among the most popular venues of their kind in all of Berlin. But the neighbourhood also has a few other cultural highlights in store. Whether it's an indie film at the filmkunst 66 cinema or an art exhibition in one of the countless galleries: boredom simply doesn’t exist around Savignyplatz.
For those lucky to call Savignyplatz home, the price of their apartment is unmatched to the sheer joy of living in this buzzing neighbourhood. Take a look at our diverse portfolio if you too are looking for a home in Charlottenburg.
Translated by Catherine Norris