Berlin is a paradise for shopaholics. It has it all: from exclusive malls to flea and antique markets and unique vintage shops. Capital of Germany has a reputation for being youthful, stylish and creative. Everyone will find something in Berlin, so make sure to leave enough room in your luggage, because your bags will be filled to the brim.
Here is the list of some of the best places to go shopping in Berlin.
Kurfürstendamm and Tauentzienstraße
Kurfürstendamm, the Oxford street of Berlin begins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, where the shopping mall Europacenter is also to be found. You can explore over 100 shops of all the most exclusive brands, including Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Luis Vuitton, and Cartier.
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on shopping, you can still find plenty of great stuff at Tauentzienstraße, if you go east from the church. At the beginning of the street you will find a luxurious department store KaDeWe, where you can purchase premium products from around the world.
This vibrant boulevard, full of luxury goods, is one of the most visited shopping districts in Berlin. Here you will also find Dussmann Kulturkaufhaus, a huge book and music store, and Galeries Lafayette department store.
Mall of Berlin
Opening-Hours: 10.00 – 21.00
Located between Friedrichstraße and Potsdamer Platz, the Mall of Berlin was opened in September 2014. Spread over four floors, it has more than 270 shops, where you can purchase all kinds of goods, from fashion to food. You will find all the major brands and department stores here.
Opening Hours: 10.00 – 21.00
Located very conveniently in the city centre, very close to Alexanderplatz, Alexa is one of the biggest shopping centres in Berlin. It has 180 shops spread over 5 floors. You will find all the most popular fashion brands here: Zara, Mango, H&M, Esprit, Tommy Hilfiger… It is a great choice is you don’t have too much time for shopping.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00
Bikini Berlin is a small but unique concept shopping mall located at Berlin’s Zoological Garden. This hipster paradise is full of designer brands, both local and international. Artsy, edgy, indie, this mall is for those who want to stand out from the crowd.
The Hackescher Markt
Student shopping heaven, charming and artistic, is home to lots of unique little shops with cute gifts and many great restaurants. Enjoy the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture of The Hackesche Höfe as you explore its small specialized shops and local brands.
Sunday is the day for an adventure! It’s time to visit one of Berlin’s flea markets, discover the hidden treasures of the city at cheap prices, bargain and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Some of the most popular flea markets are located at Mauerpark, at the station Ostbahnhof, along the Straße des 17. Juni, at Arkonaplatz, and at the Kreuzboerg Flowmarkt.