Berlin packs a punch when it comes to shopping; from the unbelievably expensive luxury brands to the bargain stores and every in between, Berlin is one of Europe’s best places to shop. Whether you’re looking for antiques, furniture or fashion, there is no doubt you’ll find what you’re looking for; it’s nearly impossible to hold on to your Euros while shopping in Berlin. Take time out to trawl the shopping districts and discover what Berlin has in store for you!
Berlin Shopping Districts
Kurfuerstendamm, known as Ku’damm in short, is the most popular shopping mile in Berlin. This 4km long avenue that stretches along Charlottenburg offers diversity in style and price categories. You’ll find the typical top designer brands such as Chanel, Gucci and Jill Sandar, as well the international high street brands including Zara and H&M. Stroll a little further down the boulevard for the chicest boutiques and specialty stores. Have a sip at the traditional Cafe Kanzler on Kanzler Eck while enjoying the street views of Ku’damm or take a short detour into Tauentzienstrasse for even greater shopping opportunities, especially when it comes to apparel and accessories. Besides shopping, Ku’damm also offers a plethora of German restaurants. From eating to shopping, Ku’damm is a great option if you’re dedicating an entire day to retail therapy.
New developments such the ALEXA shopping mall and the department store of Galeria boosted Alexanderplatz back up the ranks of top places to shop in Berlin. With over 180 shops spanning across 5 levels in the ALEXA, fashion, electronics, beauty and culinary delights are found within this all-in-one shopping and entertainment complex. While you’re in the area, take a look at Berlin from up above without taking a flight at the Miniature Museum of Berlin Alexanderplatz. Located in the central square of the Mitte, Aexanderplatz’s lively atmosphere promises a unique shopping experience.
Shop among the locals at Schonhauser Allee. Situated in the heart of the lively district of Prenzlaur Berg, is the Schonhauser Allee Arkaden, a vibrant 3-storey retail paradise that offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Berlin. Besides the local German and international brands, you’ll find about a hundred specialist stores within this charming complex. After a window shopping spree, rest your legs at the various cafes of the Schonhauser Arkaden. Located in the eastern in part of Berlin, Schonhauser Allee offers a classic shopping experience.
Away from mainstream shopping districts, is Hackesche Höfe? You’ll find a diverse range of stores and boutiques at the Hackesche Höfe courtyards; from the indie to the very individualistic styles and eclectic fashion, what used to be part of the former East Berlin bustles with creative energy and excitement. The courtyards of Hackesche Höfe are located in the historic Scheunenviertel district of the Berlin-Mitte.