In Berlin, there are plenty of options when it comes to shopping – especially in the way of shopping centres and department stores. The following are the most popular shopping centres in Berlin. Here you will find a good range of well known brands.
More than just a shopping centre. The Europa Centre has over 70 retail stores, a health spa, restaurant and cabaret venue. Located directly opposite the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Europa Center provides a totally new kind of shopping experience.
Tel: (030) 26497 940
Conveniently located at the Gesundbrunnen Train station, this great little shopping centre offers over 100 different retail outlets, a massive supermarket and cafes. You won’t find any ground breaking designers here, but you will be able to pick up some great basics and household brand names at reasonable prices.
Badstraße 4, Wedding
Tel: (030) 493 000-0
Schönhauser Allee Arcaden
Located in Prenzlauer Berg next to the Schönehauser trainstations, here you will find a small range of retail stores, supermarkets and food outlets.
Schönhauser Allee 80
Tel: (030) 44 711 711
Berlin’s most recent shopping centre offers an extensive range of retail stores including fashion, home wares, electronics, footware, bookstores and more. In addition to the diverse offering of retail outlets, Alexa offers a brilliant interactive science discovery centre for kids – Kindercity.
Tel: (030) 26934-00
There are a number of good department stores in Berlin, the following are the most popular.
Department Store 206
Berlin’s newest department store. Compared to other department stores it’s very small, but here you will find an exquisite range of top end designers including the likes of Givenchy, Lanvin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, a niche selection of perfume and cosmetics such as Nars and Mecca. Service is personal.
Friedrichstrasse 71, Mitte
Tel: 030 2094 6800
This beautiful department store has been servicing Berlin for over 100 years. KaDeWe (Kaufhaus Des Westens). It is the second biggest department store in Europe, where you can find just about everything. There are seven floors with local and international fashion, home wares, shoes, and children’s departments.
Tautzienstrasse 21-24, Schöneberg
Tel: 030 2 1210
The Berlin version of the original Paris Galeries, this department store offers a beautiful range of products. Most notable is their enormous selection of exclusive accessories.
Friedrichstr 76-78, Mitte
Tel: 030 20 9480
With fewer goods on offer then KaDeWe and Galeries Lafeyette and more reasonable prices, this department store offers a good alternative for those seeking a more basic shopping experience. Be sure to check out their major sales in January and July as you can really pick up some great bargains.
Alexanderplatz 9, Mitte
Tel: 030 24 7430