Berlin: Shopping

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Shopping areas and arcades are not just concentrated in the centre

Berlin has so many good shopping streets that it is impossible to list them all. And, if you are looking for the real shopping heart of the city, you won’t really be able to pin-point it. There is a simple reason for this: there are excellent shopping areas in almost every district.

In Mitte, this is Friedrichstrasse with its exclusive boutiques. The clientele in the Galeries Lafayette and Quartier 206 is just as international as the brand names. On the other hand, Germany’s largest Kaufhof department store and the Alexa shopping centre attract shoppers to Alexanderplatz. Kurfürstendamm, with its many designer boutiques, and Tauentzienstrasse with Peek & Cloppenburg, Wertheim and KaDeWe department stores are the pride and joy of Charlottenburg’s retail world.

In Zehlendorf and Steglitz people stroll along Schlossstrasse. And, then there are all the resourceful shop-owners in smaller streets such as Goltzstrasse in Schöneberg – well-known for its fashion boutiques. Reuterstrasse in Neukölln is an eldorado if you are looking for second-hand things. The area around the Hackesche Höfe is renowned for its fashion and design outlets.

MARCO POLO Highlights

 Flea market on Straße des 17. Juni

The classic among Berlin’s flea markets


Even just visiting the gourmet floor is a great experience

Quartier 206

Sophisticated atmosphere, fine selection and not a hint of the hectic world outside

14 oz.

Not only VIPs like shopping here as if they were in a private living room


Wood and leather designer shoes of cult status; the cool showroom
is like a gallery

Sterling Gold

Magnificent ball gowns with rhinestones and sequins from fifty years of design – a treasure trove for retro fans

Markt am Maybachufer

Large Turkish families buy vegetables by the crate, the merchants try to outshout each other

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