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Kleine Spreestrasse, Wilmersdorfischer Weg, Wilmersdorfer Strasse – a journey into history::

Simple lane, connecting road between Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf, endpoint of the Berlin light rail, location of one of Berlins first department stores and finally the frist pedestrian area in Berlin.
In the Century it was an unpaved lane, but it already had a name: Kleine Spreestrasse. It connected the two single towns Charlottenburg and Wilmersdorf so in 1794 it was renamed: Kleine Spreestrasse became Wilmersdorfischer Weg. 30 years later, the street got its final name Wilmersdorfer Strasse!

In 1882 the Station Charlottenburg was built and the Wilmersdorfer Strasse got connected to the railroad – thtat was the beginning oft he first boom of the street.
Another 30 years later the opening of the Berlin-Charlottenburg Subway the Wilmersdorfer Strasse became shopping and trotting mile. One of Berlins first department stores celebrated ist opening, other shops and fashion boutiques settled here.
After the war, and the partial destruction the city and the street were rebuilt. Again the Wilmersdorfer Strasse becomes one of the most popular shopping streets of Berlin.
Due to the increasing road traffic in 1978 the Wilmersdorfer Strasse became the first pedestrian area of Berlin. In the same year the street was connected to the famous metro line 7.