Shopping - Department Stores
Address: Alte Potsdamer Straße 7
, Berlin, Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 255 9270 Fax: +49 (0)30 2559 2769
Berlin has become an absolute must for passionate shoppers. Thanks to its low prices and cutting edge fashion thousands flock and spend hundreds of thousands every year. The arkaden in Postdamer Platz is no different. A shopping centre with 120 shops and 16 places to eat I always find something new to do here everytime I visit. An extremely ultra modern design designed by architect Renzo Piano, the Arkaden in Postdamer Platz is perhaps second to the massive KaDeWe. I could find here literally anything I could think of since everything is grouped together in a neat little package. There are the little oddities that you won’t find easily in town such as a Japanese hairdressing salon. Make sure you have a healthy limit in your credit card before coming here
Department StoreGaleria Kaufhof
Address: Alexanderplatz 9
Phone: +49 030 / 24 743 - 0
Τhe Galeria kaufhof is another of Germany's major department stores. In Berlin they are all situated in the eastern half of the city. A great place to shop with good selection of named products and places to snack while shopping. Visit the website to find where all the stores are located.
Department StoreGaleries Lafayette
Address: Friedrichstraße 76, Mitte
French fashion, delicious food and art de vivre are offered at Galeries Lafayette.
Department StoreKaDeWe, "Kaufhaus des Westens"
Address: Tauentzienstraße 21-24, Schöneberg
Phone: +49(30)21 21-0
As far as shopping therapy goes you can’t go wrong with KaDeWe. Let’s face it, how could you go wrong with over 60,000 sq. metres of pure shopping delight. I make it a rule to go there every time I visit berlin, even if not to shop, though to tell you the truth it is quite hard to resist the temptation of not picking something up when you literally have everything at your disposal. The only thing that is annoying however are the crowds. I’m afraid that the large amount of people that the KaDeWe attracts everyday is unavoidable for this shopping experience. It attracts 40.000 – 50.000 people/day. If you’re feeling agoraphobic you might want to skip it. On the top floors we found the food courts where you can get almost literally anything your hungry stomach might desire. I usually just snack while I shop but if you’re feeling a bit classier than me then you might want to take advantage of the full experience and just head on to the restaurant on the 7th floor with a great view of the Wittenbergplatz. The sheer size left me a bit blindsided to tell you the truth, the KaDeWe is definitely a shopping mall not to be absorbed in one gulp but gradually.
Address: Hermannplatz, Kreuzberg
Another popular department stores with many stores all over Berlin. The most popular one is situated in Hermannplatz in Kreuzberg. A huge selection of clothes, accessories, electronic equipment can be found here with prices cheaper than the KaDeWe.
Neues Kranzler Eck
Address: Kurfürstendamm 23
Kurfürstendamm 23 is home to the New Kranzler-Eck, which has to be one of Charlottenburg's new hot spots for shopping. The 16-level building's architecture, conceived by Helmut Jahn, is marked by sharp geometrical elements, and its glass-and-steel facade gives it the illusion of transparency on clear days.
Peek & Cloppenburg
Address: Tauentzienstrasse 19
The Peek & Cloppenburg offers in five floors, anything you might need in contemporary fashion for just about every taste. You can find anything from big brand names such as Hugo Boss as well as edgier boutique labels such as Drykorn. The building was designed by architect Professor Gottfried Böhm and it is worth checking out.
Address: Friedrichstrasse 71
The Departmentstore Quartier 206 in Mitte holds the distinction of being one of Berlin's most distinguished department stores. High-end fashions for children, women and men are what you will find most but the Quartier 206 also manages to fit in a numerous number of personal and home accessories.
Address: Alte Potsdamer Straße 7 / Alexanderplatz 8
The answer to Athen’s Media Markt is Saturn. Saturn offers even lower prices that can be found in Athens so if you have your heart set out for a gadget, an mp3 player or anything that is powered by electricity then make sure to pay a visit to Saturn. There are over 100 stores spread all over Germany. Look on the website to find the one closest to you. I visited the one in Alexanderplatz and left with an mp3 player, rechargeable batteries and a 2GB usb memory stick and I am sorry I didn’t have need of anything more
Address: Kurfürstendamm 231, Charlottenburg
Wertheim is neither as big nor as attractive as KaDeWe but this centrally located store is good for travel aids and general basics. It sells perfumes, clothing for the entire family, jewelry, electrical devices, household goods, photography supplies, and souvenirs. There is a large restaurant with a grand view over half the city where shoppers can have a rest.
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