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Berlin Shopping

Shopping in Berlin – always a unique experience

Art, style, history and modern trends for shopping discovery tours.

Berlin is an old town. Berlin is young and trendy. Berlin has tradition and style. Berlin is snotty and ahead of time. For shopping fans, freaks and shopaholics Berlin is a playground of lust with lots to experience.

Fashion shopping

For traditionalists shopping in Berlin starts surely with visiting the KaDeWe. Founded in 1907 it was one of a kind, it still is the biggest department store in continental Europe, it excites with quality, has the world’s second biggest food department serving shoppers with delicatessen delights – pure shopping experience at its finest.

Along the Kurfürstendamm, Germanys most famous grand and shopping boulevard, mostly all of the world’s grand fashion names and lables are present. Enjoy shopping and strolling along the boulevard. Quality restaurants and cafés enjoy taking care of the well-being of shoppers with higher standards. Good bars and theatres are in the neighborhood for perfecting a great shopping day experience.

Since the 1990s some prestigious shopping malls were developed and opened around the Friedrichstraße. World famous Gallery Lafayette from Paris opened the only German dependance right here in the old heart of Berlin. Besides fashion, delicatessen and beauty it is already worth visiting to experience the splendid architecture. Some blocks around here were developed and upgraded to world class architecture shopping gallerias. These so called Quartiers were especially created for shopping experiences at the highest luxurious level (e.g. Quartier 206, TheQ). For the physical well-being you find  nice restaurants, cafés and always some new alternative ideas (e.g. smoothies, soup kitchen). For strutting and strolling you can walk along the nearby famous grand boulevard Unter den Linden. For the feeling of seeing and being seen there is the nearby luxury quarter around the Gendarmenmarkt to be visited where you can stop for a bite e.g. at the highly esteemed Borchardt like politicians and actors do.

Berlin gives shelter to lots of young fashion designers which often struggle with marketing their products. You can get an great impression of the Berlin fashion scene visiting the yearly Berlin Fashion Week.   Around the Hackescher Markt is a great starting point for a foray to discover the young Berlin fashion scene. There are also lots of small cafés, bistros and alternative restaurants.

Craftsmanship, antiques and art

Everyone visiting Berlin should at least once visit the world famous Royal Porcelain Factory, Berlin, for good reason, porcelain was once called the white gold. In this factory it is nowadays made by hand in the highest quality.

Berlin history, bourgeoisie and aristocracy left lots of great antiques for our timely pleasure and therefore Berlin is a great place for shopping antiques. The Suarezstreet in Charlottenburg is nearly completely devoted to preserving and dealing antiques.

Berlin is also a world renowned place for fine arts and therefore you can find arts and artists from Berlin as well as international renowned artists and their art in one of the more than 600 galleries in Berlin. A great view on modern arts in Berlin is provided through the springtime event "Gallery Weekend Berlin" and autumn event "Berlin Art Week". There is a lot of great small and big galleries as well as art spaces of artists and collectives for anyone coming with time and passion to Berlin for enjoying the discovery of modern fine arts.

Shopping delicacies

At Gendermenmarkt in Berlin-Mitte you find Fassbender & Rausch (150 years of chocolatier tradition), the worlds biggest chocolate house with chocolate café and a chocolate restaurant, a Berlin factory for pralines, chocolates, and patisserie. Made by hand chocolate connects in Berlin history with the future (e.g. Scho-Ka-Kola, Erich Hamann (Chocolatier), Schneiders Schokoladen).

In a special, traditional style covered market (from 1891, Markthalle Neun) right in the middle of Berlin-Kreuzberg you find a joined concept of delicacies and sustainability where you can meet and get to know nice people from Berlin.

Since every district harbors something special somewhere it is a good idea to ask local people for hints and tips about local delicacies. This way you might find something that isn’t presented in any travel guide.

Shopping in Berlin means collecting or hunting great experiences, impressions and booties.

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