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Top 10 Shopping Spots in Berlin
|Friedrichstrasse is spreading a great cosmopolitan flair. Rebuild after the reunification, it offers today first class shopping facilities, exclusive offices and coffee shops in the heart of Berlin.|
Not to miss on Friedrichstrasse are la Galerie Lafayette and Quartier 206. The light cone made of glass of Galerie Lafayette, the French fashion and delicious food are all worth a visit. Quartier 206 is a luxury department store par excellence. Elegant, cosmopolitan and trend-setting is the range of stores you will find there on 2,500 sqm: designer fashion, accessories, popular labels, cosmetics, jewellery, books, art and flowers.
Further down Friedrichstrasse visit the famous book store Dussmann das Kulturkaufhaus.
2. KaDeWe und Europacenter
|The KaDeWe is still the most famous place to go for exclusive shopping. A massive 60,000 sq. metres in size with the best in international brands! Cosmetics and jewellery at the ground floor or fashion for men and women, books, a huge assortment of music, dishes, furniture or kitchen supplies. A must-see is the legendary delicacies department on the sixth floor.|
Diagonally across the Kaiser-Wilhelm memorial church the Europa Center is one of the classic shopping-centers of Berlin. Almost 100 shops, numerous restaurants and a spacious cinema complex invite you to discover this shopping mall.
|The upper part of Kurfürstendamm and the following Tauenzienstraße are a shopping paradise especially for younger people because famous international labels like H&M, Benetton and Zara can be found right next to each other. |
Walking from the Adenauerplatz the boulevard is converting into a more exclusive and tranquil zone. Big trademarks just like Jil Sander or Yves Saint Laurent have their fashion shops at that area.
4. Boutiques und streets nearby
|The byroads of Kurfürstendamm with their splendid architecture of the turn of the century on Uhlandstraße and Ludwig-Kirch-Platz as well as Fasanenstraße are among Berlin's most beautiful and charming streets. In the section between Kantstraße and Fasanenplatz the pedestrians stroll along luxurious Wilhelmian townhouses, classy cafés, restaurants as well as elegant boutiques. |
Parallel to Ku’Damm at Kantstrasse the customer will find at Stilwerk shops at five floors for furniture and decoration, which offer design for the extraordinary taste in a stylish architectural surrounding.
5. Flea and Antik Markets
|Do not miss a visit the Kunstmarkt at Straße des 17. Juni at Tiergarten on weekends from 11am-5pm. Here you will find a large selection of Antiquities as well as a section of modern handcrafts and arts.|
Another must-see in the eastern part of the town the Antik, the Bookmarket at the Bodemuseum and the Kunstmarkt at Zeughaus on the Bvd. Unter den Linden, both on weekends 11am -4 pm.
More must see markets include:
6. Potsdamer Platz
|Potsdamer Platz Arcades are worth to see for their architectural design and impressive impact on the town silhouette. They combine shops of textiles, design objects, shoes, and more at three floors in an architecturally modern atmosphere. |
7. Hackesche Höfe
|The Hackesche Höfe courtyards and its bordering streets have advanced to a must-see for tourists. The diverse stores and boutiques offer a high standard of product ranging from art and culture to trade in a remarkable atmosphere. Here you will not find mainstream but a very individual and off-culture fashion. A huge variety of gastronomy invites visitors to enjoy a break. Variety theatre and cinema offer superior events and films in the evening.|
|The famous Alexanderplatz became recently famous again as a shopping mile. With the opening of the Rathaus passages, the department store Galeria and the shopping mall ALEXA, this is a new shopping paradise. |
On five levels the new shopping and leisure centre ALEXA offers visitors a new mixture of shopping and entertainment with 180 shops of fashion, beauty, electronics and culinary specialties. One outstanding highlight is the model railway exhibition LOXX.
In the lively atmosphere of Alexanderplatz the various and selected offers promise a unique shopping experience.
|A visit of the Nikolaiviertel, a middle-aged reconstructed district, forms a special experience. Besides many museums well worth seeing and the Nikolai church, numerous small shops of souvenirs, applied arts and antiques are waiting for visitors. You can perfectly walk through the little alleys of the district and find yourself transferred into a different era.|
10. Kiez shopping – regional area shopping
|The area is very important for the Berlin people, everyone being attached to his Kiez. You can find some interesting shopping places out of the direct centre. These include:|