Shopping in Berlin – always a unique experience
Art, style, history and modern trends for shopping discovery
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.
For traditionalists shopping in Berlin starts surely with visiting
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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.