After the fall of the wall, tourism in Berlin took a
different turn and the city, one of the largest in
Europe, became one of the most visited. Like London and
Paris, two renowned fashion capitals of the world,
Berlin also began to draw attention for the wide variety
of stores, malls, fairs and also for offering good
shopping opportunities to visitors.
In general, stores
in the capital open from 10 am to 8 pm, Monday to
Saturday. However, larger establishments can stay open
late on Saturdays, while smaller ones tend to close
early (except in the weeks leading up to Christmas).
Promotions take place in January and July.
Just to remind you, souvenir shops can be found on
Unter den Linden Avenue, in Potsdamer platz and close to
Checkpoint Charlie. The following is a selection of the
best shopping areas in Berlin, made by the MD
One of the meeting points in central Berlin,
Alexanderplatz - or Alex, as Berliners call it - is also
one of the oldest places in the capital. Considered one
of the most vibrant areas of the city in the post-war
period, the beautiful square was once the subject of
romance. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage business supplies.
Alexanderplatz is surrounded by good shopping
streets. It is there, for example, that you will find
Galeria Kaufhof, a famous German
department store. In addition, stalls located on site
sell the famous sausages and other delicacies of German
cuisine at very good prices.
Exploring the area on foot is a good tip for those
who want to get to know it better. Close to the train
station, for example, are some interesting old
buildings, such as the Berolinahaus. About 500
meters also separate the square from the Church of Santa
Maria, the Marienkirche, a beautiful
How to get there: Metro - lines U5,
One of the most vibrant and elegant streets in
central Berlin is also an excellent shopping area. At
Friedrichstraße you will find the renowned French store
Galeries Lafayette , as well as several
other famous brands, cafes, theaters and entertainment
As it should be, Friedrichstraße is a place full of
history. That's because the wall that separated East and
West Berlin also passed through there. It is also on
this busy street that the visitor will find one of
Berlin's most famous inspection points: Checkpoint
Charlie, whose full post can be checked here.
How to get there: Metro, line U6 (
Friedrichstraße station ).
Kadewe / Tauentzienstraße
As Harrods is for London and Galeries Lafayette
for Paris, Kaufhaus Des Westens (Kadewe)
is for Berlin. The luxury German department store brings
together big names in fashion, such as Dior, Fendi,
Prada, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, among others.
In addition, the place has entire floors dedicated to
gastronomy, culture, entertainment and decoration.
Kadewe opens from Monday to Thursday, from 10 am to 8
pm; on Fridays, from 10 am to 9 pm; and on Saturdays,
from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm.
Although it houses one of the most famous stores in
the city, Tauentzienstraße is also a street that offers
many possibilities for those looking for good shopping
opportunities. It is worth visiting the area on foot and
checking everything up close!
How to get there: Metro, lines U1,
U2 and U3 (Wittenbergplatz station).
Tauentzienstraße, 21, Berlin
Best known by locals as Ku'damm , the avenue
full of shops is a true paradise for those who like to
do some shopping. There you will find famous brands such
as Diesel, Swatch, United Colors of Benetton, Apple,
among others. In addition, due to the interesting
architecture, the Kurfürstendamm is also excellent for
exploring on foot.
How to get there: Metro, lines U1
and U9 (Kurfürstendamm station).
Flea market at Mauerpark (Flohmarkt am Mauerpark)
Are you going to spend a Sunday in Berlin? How about
visiting a lively and super-flea market? There you will
find a bit of everything - from decorative objects,
clothes, shoes and jewelry, to vinyl records, camera
accessories to the most unusual items.
Right at the entrance of the park there is a beer
garden where you can taste not only beers, but
various delicacies of German cuisine, such as sausages
served on bread, accompanied by french fries, or the
tasty goulash, made with sausages. Stands selling food,
such as waffles, among other delicacies, are also spread
throughout the market.
The Mauerpark flea market opens every Sunday from 7
am to 5 pm. In addition to the tour itself, the MD
also points out the lively karaoke, which takes place in
the afternoon, at the local amphitheater.
How to get there: Metro, line U8
(get off at Bernauer Straße station).
Bernauer Strasse, 63, Mitte, Berlin
Shopping malls, cinemas, good restaurants and several
skyscrapers surround the area of Potsdamer Platz, a
vibrant and important square in central Berlin. There,
for example, you will find the famous Sony
Center , a modern building full of
entertainment options, which stands out for its dome,
created by Helmut Jahn.
Those in love with the seventh art cannot miss the
Berlin Film Museum, where the visitor can see an
exhibition of the clothes of actress Marlene Dietrich up
close, among other equally interesting ones. Complete
information on the site of the site.
Those who like musicals, for example, will be able to
enjoy the Potsdamer Platz Theater, but it is good to
anticipate, as tickets for the shows tend to sell out
quickly. More info here.
A good option for shopping in the area is
Arkaden, a mall that brings together more than
100 clothing, shoes and accessories stores, as well as
several snack bars and restaurants - a good alternative
for those who want to eat well without spending a lot.
How to get there: Metro, line U2 (
Potsdamer Platz station ).