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The Kurfürstendamm (Keurvorstendam) is the largest shopping boulevard in Berlin. The street is wide with separate lanes and a green strip in the middle (former tramway). The shopping street is located in the Charlottenburg district. The history of the Kurfürstendamm begins in the 16th century, when the route was used as a connecting road from the Berlin City Castle to the Elector's Hunting Lodge in the Grunewald. At that time the road did not represent much, so the current boulevard was not created until the time of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. He wanted a street with the allure of the Paris Champs Elysées in Berlin and the Ku'damm (as it is popularly known) was to be more beautiful and elegant than the historic street Unter den Linden. In 1875, Kaiser Wilhelm I ordered the construction of the Kurfürstendamm. Since then, the Kurfürstendamm has had its current width of 53 meters. The highlight is the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche on Breitscheidplatz, at the end of the Kurfürstendamm. The extensive range of stores includes department stores such as Wertheim and branches of several major fashion houses. The world-famous KaDeWe is located in the extension of the Kurfürstendamm, in the Tauentzienstraße. And as of 2022, the Ku'damm will have another wonderful store: Cheese & More by Henri Willig. Click for more information.