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Go for a wander and discover Berlin’s endless shopping possibilities. Whether you’re looking for international designer fashion, unusual ideas in hip Berlin style or a cheap bargain, you’ll be sure to find just the thing in the shopping centres, department stores, small shops and high-class boutiques. The largest and most famous department store in Berlin is KaDeWe on Kurfürstendamm. Here you can experience exclusive shopping over six floors. Old turns into new: you can find second-hand, vintage and upcycling stores throughout the city. You can also find bargains at the outlet stores in the city. Our tip: Several times a year, shops in Berlin are allowed to open on Sunday too.

Discover Berlin’s shopping miles

Stroll down Kurfürstendamm or through the shopping malls at Potsdamer Platz. Discover small individual boutiques with hip fashion in Mitte. Simply wander from one window display to the next. Unlike other German cities, Berlin does not have a central pedestrian zone. In addition to the two most famous shopping miles, Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstraße, there are many quarters with their own individual character. We’ve created an overview for you.

Our tip: Indoor markets & weekly markets

Green Market Berlin
Arminius Markthalle Moabit
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The Markthalle legend persists, and here in Moabit another chapter of Berlin’s colourful market history unfolds. The first impression of the Arminiusmarkthalle is often: “Did the architect really want to build a church?” Elaborate archways, floral decorations in cast iron on the pillars, a window gallery as in a basilica with gothic-style bay windows. However, looking down from the gallery, you'll see traders and not worshippers, animatedly and noisily selling their wares. The Arminiusmarkthalle was opened in 1891. It was heavily damaged in the Second World War and rebuilt in the 1950s.

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Fuits and vegetables on a Berlin market
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Tegel indoor market

The markets in Tegel’s pedestrian zone can look back on a century of tradition. Not only fruit and flowers are on sale here from Mondays to Saturdays from the stands of the countless traders – there’s traditional handicraft as well. And it’s always worth taking a trip to Tegel – after doing your shopping in the market, a nice refreshing lakeside stroll along the Tegel Seepromenade will set you up allright.

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Karl-August-Platz Weekly Market

Every Wednesday from 8.00am–1.00pm and every Saturday from 8.00am–2.00pm, merchants and artisans set up their tents on Karl-August-Platz in Berlin-Charlottenburg. The offerings range from arts and crafts to leather goods and from flowers to fine wines and antipasti. After shopping the market, you can head to one of the original food stalls to grab a light snack.

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Oliven auf dem Markt in Berlin
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Parchimer Allee Market

At Mittelinsel near Fritz-Reuter-Allee in Berlin’s Neukölln district, an outdoor market is held from 10 am to 6 pm every Friday. Fresh baked goods, fruits, and vegetables as well as cheeses and meats are offered at numerous stalls. Homemade pasta, Mediterranean specialities, and olives bring a taste of southern Europe to the proceedings. And all this freshness has got you hungry, you can, for example, get an organic crêpe and delicious coffee to enjoy on the spot.

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Fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers and tasty delicacies from all over the world – plus a pleasant chat: Berlin’s weekly markets are not just for shopping, they are also a popular meeting point. The large indoor markets, with their lavish offerings, are especially popular. Tip: Try some tasty street food at Markthalle IX. And during the Advent season you should definitely visit one of the numerous Christmas markets. We have already made a list of them for you.


A special tip: shopping in the neighbourhood

Fine delicacies, relaxed weekly markets and unusual fashion – and all of this with Berlin’s typical neighbourhood feeling. Go wandering and discover the casual fashion and original accessories in Bergmannstraße and Oranienstraße, Akazienstraße and on Schönhauser Allee. Stroll through the friendly weekly markets. Find your own unique Berlin style at the second-hand shops and vintage boutiques. Enjoy a cheese tasting at a delicatessen. Experience the unusual history of the store by chatting to the owner. Find that Indian vase that you’ve always been looking for. This is the neighbourhood shopping feel.

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Berlin deluxe

From exclusive fashion boutiques around Kurfürstendamm and outstanding gourmet restaurants, to globally unrivalled high culture: Berlin offers all the luxuries the heart could possibly desire. Stroll down Kurfürstendamm, with its excellent selection of boutiques – from Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Prada to Gucci and Dior, you can find all the labels of haute couture here. Afterwards, dine in one of the fine gourmet restaurants – 18 Berlin restaurants have at least one Michelin star. Then you can round off the evening in one of the many concert halls and opera houses. This includes the Berlin Philharmonic – one of the most famous and best orchestras in the world performs in the capital.

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