From 16 December, shops in Berlin are closed during the lockdown, except for all shops for daily needs.
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.
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.
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.
The Marheineke Markthalle is as much a part of Kreuzberg as the TV Tower is a part of Alexanderplatz. The market hall has a long history as does the vibrant neighbourhood surrounding Bergmannstraße. The market offers meat, cheese, milk, bread, fish, juices, fruits, vegetables and flowers over an extensive 3,000 m² area. The stands feature organic products from the local region as well as international delicacies. There are plenty of options to satisfy your hunger in and around the market hall with its numerous snack stands, cosy cafés and the Restaurant Matzbach.
Temporarily closed: 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.
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.
This market on the bank of the Maybach has almost everything you might find in the Bosporus’. Therein lies its charm: its multicultural diversity gives the impression of a genuine oriental bazaar. The Turkish ambiance can be enjoyed along the Landwehrkanal, on the border between the Neukölln and Kreuzberg districts.
On the Mittelinsel, near Fritz-Reuter-Allee in Berlin-Neukölln every Friday from 10 to 18 o'clock there is a weekly market with a variety of offers. Fresh bakery products, fruit and vegetables as well as cheese and meat are offered at around 10 selected stands. Mediterranean specialities and olives give rise to Mediterranean flair. Those who are hungry can buy a variety of snacks and delicious organic coffee.
The Winterfeldtplatz in Schöneberg is not just geographically midway between raffish Kreuzberg and middle-class Wilmersdorf. Its stylish bars, cafés und restaurants make it a lively place for a day out. The atmosphere is best enjoyed on a Saturday.
You will find the tips from the editors of rings on the subject of shopping in our visitBerlin blog. Whether top 11 bookstores, extraordinary shops or special flea markets, we have put together our shopping highlights for you.
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.
Bergmannstraße and Oranienstraße in Kreuzberg is another typically Berlin shopping district. Make a shopping tour through Kreuzberg.
Experience the local's Berlin on Akazienstraße, a typical Berlin neighbourhood full of charming little shops.
Looking for that cool Berlin-style? Then you've found the right spot in this district around Schönhauser Allee and Kastanienallee.
Do you definitely need a pillow shaped like a ham? Or a dress for the sock hop? You'll find them and much more in the shops around Boxhagener Platz.
From exclusive fashion boutiques around Kurfürstendamm and outstanding gourmet restaurants, to globally unrivalled high culture:Berlin deluxe 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.