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Berlin is the city of shopping. The German capital, full of shops of great designer lables, shopping malls, second-hand shops and markets, will satisfy all tastes. Below we bring you to the main shopping areas of Berlin.
The “Kudamm” is the most popular street for walking in Berlin along with its continuation Tauentzienstrasse, it represents the avenue of shopping par excellence, ideal for the whole family. And one of the most important shopping streets in Germany. The boulevard 3.5 km long goes from Breitscheidplatz with the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church to the Rathenauplatz. There are many boutiques, atelier and shops around Breitscheidplatz and the side streets. Among the commemorative church and Adenauerplatz, exclusive fashion brands, elegant boutiques and precious designer shops and jewellery, as well as famous international chains, have settled. You can also spend some relaxing time in the many cafes and restaurants that offer all kinds of treats.
It is ideal for shopping: in 2007 the Alexa shopping Centre was inaugurated, where it is possible to find anything.
It could be said that in it the shopping in Berlin is summed up. From the luxury of the department store Les Galeries Lafayette in the Block 207, to the many fashion shops created by young stylists, to the shops of street wear up to the latest trends of the German metropolis.
The Hackesche Höfe are within walking distance of the Hackescher Markt Underground station and are a complex of eight adjoining courtyards, renovated and rich in attractions and entertainment venues. The main entrance is at number 40 in Rosenthalerstrasse. Between Rosenthaler Platz, Hackescher Markt and Sophienkirche you will find the right place to shop, between avant-garde design, sophisticated shops and irresistible shops you can easily have a coffee among the courtyards of this fashionable Berlin kingdom and new trends.
In the district of Charlottenburg you will find this charming little square that with the adjacent streets offers the opportunity to make special purchases: clothing stores, furnishings, housewares, fabrics, rugs and antiques, in addition to the Stilwerk centre of modern design and furnishings.
The Schloßstraße is the main shopping street of this district, the second largest retail trade site in Berlin. A fervent corner with restaurants, shops and cinemas. Next to the major Das Schloss, Forum Steglitz and Schloss-Straße-center you will also find the Gallery natural department store and the Schloßstraße 110 shopping centre.
Here you can find fashionable clothes, tasty falafels or snacks and unforgettable breakfasts. The Schönhauser Allee will take you to boutiques, restaurants and shops. Schönhauser Allee and Helmholtzplatz as well as Kollwitzplatz on one side and Kastanien Allee on the other can not be missed for any reason! For the nostalgic of Italian flavors we report at number 48 a place born on initiative of two Italians, always crowded, it offers freshly baked products.
Unmissable neighborhoods for those who love fashion and alternative music, the mix of cultures, second-hand, discs and books. Bergmanstrasse and Oranienstrasse, lively streets of the Berlin night, are enlivened in the day time by young and not so young people looking for retro pieces, unfindable gadgets, vintage clothes. We report, for lovers of second-hand clothing stores, Colours in Bergmanstrasse, in the area of Kreuzberg and Trash-Schick in Wühlischstrasse, Friedrichshain.
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Strasse des 17. Juni – Berlino
The most famous flea market is open on weekends in the Tiergarten Park.
Winterfeldtplatz, Schöneberg – Berlino
Famous for its clothing stalls and excellent gastronomic products, it takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and can be reached by the U-Bahn, Nollendorplatz stop.
Maybachufer, Kreuzberg – Berlino
Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 6pm. colors, flavors and smells are reminiscent of Middle Eastern environments and bargaining is expected during the purchase. You can reach it from the Schonleinstrasse U-Bahn stop.
Arkonaplatz, Mitte – Berlino
It is ideal for those who love the objects from the ’50’s, ’60’s and ’70’s. It happens on Sundays from 10am to 4pm and can be reached from the Bernauer Strasse U-Bahn stop.
Berliner Trödelmark (market for messing around) and Kunst und Kunsthandwerkmarkt (art and crafts) every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Finally, we report the Christmas markets. From December 1st to January 1st Berlin is filled with markets and Christmas events. Weihnachtzauber (The Magic of Christmas) takes place in the Gendarmenmarkt. Over 120 stalls offer the typical products of the German Christmas tradition, but also international specialties. A magical atmosphere, ideal to buy classic Christmas gifts or to warm up with a glass of mulled wine. Spandauer Altstadt is the quaint market of the old town of Spandau, the largest in Germany, boasting over 450 stands. Weihnachtsmarkt City is the young, contemporary and international Christmas market with a rich cultural program that attracts thousands of people. Finally the Alexanderplatz market takes place at a large Christmas tree and around a large ice rink where you can skate.
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