Kottbusser Damm


There are 2 "Kottbusser Damm" in Berlin. One is a dam(avenue?). The other is a hotel name.
In the following context, which one does it refer to?

My suitcase became useless. I wanted to throw it away. I wanted to leave it on the corner of Kottbusser Damm, down by the canal, but I've never been a waster. I brought it back.
(My Berlin Airlift by Joshua Cohen)

Don't be angry if I express my thanks in English. I haven't learnt German yet.
  • Frank78

    Senior Member
    Where did you find a hotel named "Kottbusser Damm"? I haven't found it.

    Anyway, most likely the street is meant. By the way, "Damm" does not mean "dam" but "embankment" here. Basically it's just another word for lane or street.
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    Thank you very much for your advice!
    The hotel perhaps does not exist indeed. I heard of it from a friend and didn't confirm it.
    Whether the hotel exists or not, "Kottbusser Damm" is indeed more likely to be a street.
    "Damm" means "embankment". That would be the first German word I learned. Thanks!