The 10 Best Guide to the Most Useful Department Stores in Berlin
On par with London, Milan, and Paris, Berlin has emerged as one of the world’s most stylish cities, successfully juxtaposing a tendency for the avant-garde with contemporary cuts by big-name designers. Indeed, Berlin is now a mainstay on the circuit joining its other Western European capitals. Accordingly, Berlin's stores have changed their opening hours as a result of this reality. Unlike many other German cities who have a longstanding tradition of painfully short hours on weekdays and even closing outright on Sunday, most department stores in Berlin are open from 9am to 10pm from Monday through Saturday and many department... Read more »
A vist to Berlin is not complete without a stop at Kaufhaus Des Westens.
Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to visit Le Buffet on the seventh floor for a bite to eat. Fromage!"
Galeries Lafayette is not as big as its Parisian sister, but still the go-to-place for all things French in Berlin.
Local Expert Tip: "Afterwards enjoy the boutique shopping in the Mitte area of Berlin."
Departmentstore Quartier 206's cosmpolitan architecture, with an art deco flair of glass and black and white marble is not to be missed.
Local Expert Tip: "From here, take a boat ride along the River Spree and enjoy those Berlin panoramas!"
Dussmann is THE place for all books in English in Berlin.
Local Expert Tip: "Dussmann's closes on Sundays, but this is more generally a German tradition (similar with grocery stores)."
- Type: Clothing Stores, Department Stores, Men's Clothing, Women's Clothing, Young and Trendy Clothing
- Neighborhood: Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf
Peek & Cloppenburg offers top name brands in one location for all members of the family.
Local Expert Tip: "This is located directly in the heart of the shopping district of Kurfürstendamm, so head there for anything you missed."
Galeria Kaufhof has everything you could possibly want or need - and its more reasonably priced than KaDeWe.
Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to check out the famous Alexanderplatz after shopping. "
Karstadt is a consistently and reliable department store in Berlin.
Local Expert Tip: "While in a Karstadt, be sure to visit their gourmet basement for grocery shopping and a bite to eat!"
Stilwerk is a veritable paradise for anyone interested in interior decor and design.
Local Expert Tip: "Unlike most stores and shopping centers, Stilwerk is even open on Sundays from 11am to 10pm!"
- Type: Department Stores
- Neighborhood: Wilmersdorf
Woolworths is the one-stop-shopping site to go for all items at bargain prices.
Local Expert Tip: "The are multiple locations in Berlin, visit their website for hours and locations."
Naturkaufhaus is the place to go for those who prefer all natural products.
Local Expert Tip: "Naturkaufhaus is open relatively late in Berlin, until 8pm every weeknight."
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