Kurfürstendamm and the streets leading off it are a shopper’s paradise. At the top end are the big department stores and well-known chain stores. The striking Europa-Center is Berlin’s oldest shopping mall and has around 70 shops. Right behind it is Bikini Berlin, one the city’s newest malls.
Breitscheidplatz is where Kurfürstendamm – although most people don’t notice – becomes Tauentzienstraße, at the end of which is the famous KaDeWe department store, just over the boundary to the neighbouring borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg.
In the other direction, beyond Olivaer Platz, the boutiques on Kurfürstendamm become smaller and more exclusive. Famous names like Burberry, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel adorn the luxurious window displays. You can discover the latest trends and admire the beautiful creations of well-known international designers. One of the most opulent buildings is the palatial Haus Cumberland, which dates from 1911/12.
Bijou boutiques and quirky shops: the side streets off Kurfürstendamm
With their smart boutiques, the small side streets off Kurfürstendamm are also a perfect place to shop. It’s well worth taking a diversion along elegant Fasanenstraße and Knesebeckstraße to the attractive Savignyplatz.
You can discover the latest trends in interior design and furnishings on Kantstraße. The exclusive Living Berlin design centre features international design and furnishings on several floors. All around the Living Berlin, a whole quarter has sprung up with a plethora of shops for stylish living. If your prefer old furniture to modern design, not far away is Suarezstraße, Berlin’s antiques quarter where high-quality antique shops stand side-by-side.
There are small and quirky shops on charming Leonhardtstraße with its beautiful old buildings and cobblestones. For tips on a stroll along Leonhardtstraße, go to our visitBerlin blog.
The finest delicatessen
Long before there was street food there was Rogacki – a huge gourmet’s paradise on Wilmersdorfer Straße. Both a delicatessen and a snack bar, the long-established business opened in 1932 – and is still a Mecca for lovers of good food today. The American chef and TV star Anthony Bourdain once declared Rogacki’s the best food in Germany on his TV show.
There are even more treats on Güntzelstraße, with mouth-watering delicacies ranging from Italian specialities to Swiss chocolate and Mediterranean olives.
There’s no more relaxing way to round off a shopping trip in the City West.
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