historical sites in berlin - The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany photo by traveljunction under CC BY-SA 2.0
The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany photo by traveljunction under CC BY-SA 2.0

BEST SHOPPING IN BERLIN: 11 PLACES TO VISIT

With an esteemed status for style, Berlin is a fascinating city for shopping. The range of styles, creative ideas and tastes it offers is quite appealing. Here is a list of places for the best shopping in Berlin.

Best Shopping in Berlin – Alexa Centre

If you’re visiting the center of Berlin, you can easily find yourself wandering to Alexanderplatz. From there, it would not be hard to miss the Alexa Centre.  Also referred to as simply “Alexa”, this shopping center houses more than a hundred shops. It is a place where you can stroll, shop and treat yourself.

Best Shopping in Berlin – Bikini Berlin

Being the first concept mall in Germany, Bikini Berlin continues its tradition of offering a venue where flagship stores, sensational boutiques and stimulating restaurants can showcase their specialties. Bikini Berlin is also has space for 20 pop-up boxes where startup businesses and small shops can display their products in the short-term. The mall also features a loggia where one can have panoramic views of the zoo and the shops below or rest at the sofa area or on the steps.

Best Shopping in Berlin – Boulevard Berlin

Boulevard Berlin is one of the largest shopping centers in the city. This enclosed shopping center has a good mix of boutiques and chain stores, plus a parking garage.

Best Shopping in Berlin – Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus

Here’s a way to combine culture trip with shopping: visit Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus. Famed for being more than just a bookstore, Dussmann is a great place to shop for books, stationery, music, board games, films and souvenirs.

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Flea Markets in Berlin

Spending a Sunday in Berlin? That would be a good chance to explore its several flea markets. The flea markets in Berlin are great spots to find unique items at reasonable prices. One of the more popular flea markets is at Mauerpark. There are also flea markets at Arkonaplatz and Nowkoelln. For antiques, one can check out Ostbahnhof.

Hackescher Markt

The trendy Hackescher Markt is a favorite among students – thanks to its array of edgy shops. This shopping destination brings together flagship stores, smaller retailers and remarkable restaurants. While there, it would also be a good idea to visit the different courtyards in the area – Hackescher Höfe and Haus Schwarzenberg, as well as the Neue Synagogue and Anne Frank Zentrum.

Humana

Those who have a thirst for vintage and pre-loved clothing can head to any of the 16 Humana shops in Berlin. One of the most popular outlets is on Frankfurter Tor in the Friedrichshain district of Berlin.

Kaufhaus des Westens

Stylized as KaDeWe, Kaufhaus des Westens is a century old department store in Berlin that offers an impressive variety of luxury and designer brands. Its 6th floor is teeming with butchers, delicatessens, grocers and other food shops. One can also find a glass-roofed restaurant on the 7th floor that offers spectacular views of the Wittenbergplatz below.

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Mall of Berlin

Mall of Berlin is one of the recent additions to the city. Completed in 2014, it features 270 shops laid out over 4 floors and an enormous food court.

Markthalle Neun

To experience traditional local shopping in Berlin, one can head to Markthalle Neun. This indoor market has a range of vendors and shops, including international traders. Occasionally, community events take place at Markthalle Neun. There are also regular events, like Cheese Berlin that features several varieties of artisanal European cheeses and Street Food Thursdays that run from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Thursday.

Voo Store

For contemporary clothing, footwear, household goods and accessories, one can head to Voo Store. This clothing store is set in what used to be a locksmith’s shop. There is also a café inside Voo Store.

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