- The Kurfurstendamm, or Kudamm as locals say, is Berlin's answer to London's Oxford Street – this beautiful tree lined boulevard is packed with fancy shops and cafes, Christmas markets in winter and blossoms in spring. At the centre of the avenue stands the Gedächtniskirche or Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church that suffered severe bombing during WWII Allied raids. It has been left in ruins as a memory of the past. The magnificent department store KaDeWe would rival Harrods or Bloomingdale's with its crystal chandeliers, famous designers and scrumptious food hall, serving everything from champagne breakfasts to Marmite for all those homesick Berlin Brits.
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