berlin

Hello, berlin

Welcome to Berlin — the capital of Germany, which has changed drastically since the Wall came down, becoming a major destination for culture, parties and niche hipster delights. Today Berlin is a young, dynamic metropolis open to the world right in the heart of Europe, setting new trends in architecture, art and fashion. Shiny modern business centres compete for attention with nostalgic 90s grunge, and young families have brunch while club kids bike home in the late morning. Discover its diversity — enjoy Berlin! Be a Berliner. Eat a Berliner.

Shopping

The Shopping to Visit

shopping mall on Schlossstraße, Berlin, Germany

Schlossstraße

Schloßstraße in the district of Steglitz is another of Berlin’s popular shopping streets, largely due to the three shopping centres that line it: the Forum Steglitz, the Schloss-Straßen-Center on Walther-Schreiber-Platz, and Das Schloss near the Steglitz Rathaus. Another major mall called Boulevard offers over 180 shops.

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three friends shopping on Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Germany

Friedrichstraße

Numerous shops line Friedrichstraße. There’s no need to travel to Paris to shop Les Galeries Lafayette, there’s a branch right here in Berlin, offering the best of France in its fine foods and fashion departments. Also worth a visit is Dussmann, which calls itself a department store for culture. You could hours here exploring the books and other media offered over several floors.

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Kurfürstendamm at night, Berlin, Germany

Kurfürstendamm

Kurfürstendamm, also called “Ku’damm” and Tauentzienstraße are Berlin’s most famous shopping streets in the western part of the city. The western end of Kurfürstendamm tends to be home to exclusive designers like Lagerfeld, Lacoste, and Tommy Hilfiger. Luxury brands such as Bulgari, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Gucci line the boulevard between Uhlandstraße and Adenauerplatz. The quieter side streets in either direction off Uhlandstraße also offer plenty of charm, with many chic cafes and restaurants in the neighbourhood serving as perfect spots for a break.

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shopping crowd at Hackesche Höfe, Berlin, Germany

Hackescher Markt

Not far from the Museum island and the cathedral, countless small shops are a perfect spot to take a break for some shopping. There’s something for everyone here and around the nearby Hackesche Höfe, from boutiques to designer stores and internationally known fashion chains. Local cafes are also the ideal place to sit and watch the goings-on.

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a lovely small boutique, Mulackstraße und Alte Schönhauser Straße, Berlin, Germany

Mulackstraße und Alte Schönhauser Straße

The looks of true fashionistas will most likely be found in the neighbourhood around Alte Schönhauser Straße and Mulackstraße, home to many designer flagship stores and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Just the right mix to make this neighbourhood a popular destination for a shopping trip.

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people sitting outside a cafe on Bergmannstr., Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

Oranienstraße & Bergmannstraße in Kreuzberg

Striking looks and vintage finds are on offer here in Kreuzberg. Vintage stores and young, fashionable boutiques plus a good share of junk and design shops. Bergmannstraße is anything other than your standard German shopping street. It is home to many cafes and restaurants and plenty of small shops. Oranienstraße, meanwhile, offers a creative mix of old and new.

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