The Kurfürstendamm […]; colloquially Ku’damm […], is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin. The street takes its name from the former Kurfürsten (prince-electors) of Brandenburg. The broad, long boulevard can be considered the Champs-Élysées of Berlin and is lined with shops, houses, hotels and restaurants. In particular, many fashion designers have their shops there, as well as several car manufacturers’ show rooms.

“Kurfürstendamm.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 June 2022,ürstendamm.

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What was a walk around Kurfürstendamm in the spring of 1976 like? Here is an amateur video from 1976 with both day and night.

Video. Source: Archival footage shot by a West German filmmaker while visiting the Western part of Berlin in 1976.. License: All Rights reserved. | Music. Artist: FeldGrau, Track: “Nachtfahrt” from the Album Wir Sind die Kinder 2022. License: FeldGrau, All Rights reserved.


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