Berlin's 10 Best Districts To Spend Your Hard-Earned Cash
Being the trendy, hipster city that it is, Berlin has countless second-hand and vintage stores selling pre-loved goodies at bargain prices. Areas like Kreuzberg and Prenzlauer Berg are renowned for these sorts of stores, as well as for having fantastic flea markets selling all kinds of second-hand treasures. Antique stores are also very popular in certain areas of the city. If you're in the market for some incredible pieces from distant times, have a look at Goltzstrasse in Schöneberg and Bergmannstrasse (again in Kreuzberg).
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Local Expert Tip: "Here, the whole family is sure to find literally everything they could possible be looking for. If you're out to do some serious shopping, this is definitely not to be missed!"
- Type: Clothing Stores, Shoes and Accessories, Shopping Districts, Vintage Clothing Stores, Women's Clothing
- Neighborhood: Mitte
Local Expert Tip: "Home to a great selection of mid-range brands, Hackescher Markt is a beautiful area to walk around and lose a day shopping."
Local Expert Tip: "A quick (or lengthy) shop along Freidrichstrasse is easy to work into any itinerary given its proximity to all of the most popular tourist sights."
Local Expert Tip: "While the main drags are a great starting point, don't hesitate to venture into random streets along the way- the whole district is sprinkled with boutiques so it's difficult to pin-point precisely where's best."
Local Expert Tip: "For anyone who's in the mood for a movie, you'll find a large cinema here with all the latest releases screening in English- always a nice end to a day of shopping."
Local Expert Tip: "Feeling hungry from all that shopping? Grab a sausage from one of the vendors WEARING their grill, they're commonly said to be among the best in the city and at just 1.50euros you can't really go wrong. "
Local Expert Tip: "If you start to tire and need an energy boost, this strip is located right near Simon-Dach-Strasse, home to Friedrichshains best restaurants and bars (see 'Neighbourhoods' for details)"
- Type: Antique Shops, Boutique, Clothing Stores, Jewelry Stores, Men's Clothing, Shoes and Accessories
- Neighborhood: Schöneberg
Local Expert Tip: "Definitely worth a visit to browse through the multitude of incredible antique stores."
- Type: Clothing Stores, Furniture / Home Decor, Jewelry Stores, Shoes and Accessories
- Neighborhood: Charlottenberg
Local Expert Tip: "Savigny Platz is also a great spot for some girly pampering- pop into HAIRCOUTURE for a stylish cut while you relax in their special shiatsu massage chairs. "
- Type: Antique Shops, Art Galleries, China / Crystal, Clothing Stores, Men's Clothing, Shoes and Accessories
Local Expert Tip: "Start along Bergmannstrasse from Mehringdamm, and grab a Mustafa's kebab (Mehringdamm 32) on the way! Kreuzberg is known for having incredible Turkish food and Mustafa's Gemüsekebap is a Berlin culinary experience not to be missed!"
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