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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.

Shopping in Berlin

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 team.

Alexanderplatz

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 medieval building.

How to get there: Metro - lines U5, U2, U8.

Friedrichstraße

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 options.

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
Website: http://www.kadewe.de/en/

Kurfürstendamm

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).

Kurfürstendamm, Berlin
Website: http://www.kurfuerstendamm.de/en

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
Website: http://www.mauerparkmarkt.de/

Potsdamer Platz

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.

Shopping

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 ).

 

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