Kantstrasse Design District
Type: Antique Shops, Art Galleries, Furniture / Home Decor
If your home needs a makeover, make a beeline to Kantstrasse, which in recent years has evolved into Berlin's 'Design Mile'. Between Zoo Station and Savignyplatz square around 50 high-end stores and... Read More
If your home needs a makeover, make a beeline to Kantstrasse, which in recent years has evolved into Berlin's 'Design Mile'. Between Zoo Station and Savignyplatz square around 50 high-end stores and showrooms provide decorating ideas and a vast selection of furnishings and accessories to make them reality. Kicking off the trend in 1999 was Stilwerk, a glass-and-steel emporium of style sheltering international interior design premium brands. It takes time and stamina to navigate all of its five floors to peruse covetable bedding by M�ve, carpets by Nyhues, housewares by Alessi or electronics by Bang & Olafson. Nearby Rahaus stocks more wallet-friendly home accessories, lamps and furniture. Kantstrasse is also home to such legendary caf�s as the 24-hour Schwarzes Caf� and the Paris Bar, which is famous for its star-studded clientele.
- Best Shopping: "On Saturdays, Stilwerk offers free child care for customers' tots, so you can browse without worrying about little Timmy knocking over that expensive vase."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: This strip is a home decorators nirvana with super-sized showrooms where even day-to-day items have a zany twist.