This neighbourhood in Mitte is not just a popular spot for nightlife, but also a fashionable shopping district with a charm all its own. This is the perfect spot to shop looks made and designed right here in Berlin, including pieces by many young designers.
You'll want to check out the famous Hackesche Höfe, Neue Schönhauser Straße, and Oranienburger Straße. The entire neighbourhood has an old-school Berlin charm, with narrower streets, less tall buildings, and an overall friendly atmosphere.
The Hackesche Höfe are a piece of an old Berlin that remains. The complex with nine courtyards was extensively restored in the 90s. Stroll through the Art Nouveau courtyards and browse through the many charming boutiques and small shops found here. The adjacent Rosenhöfe have been elaborately decorated in a floral design.
Neue Schönhauser Straße, meanwhile, is home to many trendy shops and cool fashion labels. You'll also want to walk along Alte Schönhauser Straße to Mulackstraße and back. If you walk along Oranienburger Straße in the other direction, don't miss having a look at Auguststraße with its many art galleries, the perfect spot to explore the current art scene and be inspired. Also take a look around the cosy Heckmannhöfe between Auguststraße and Oranienburger Straße. And finally, you can easily add a visit to one of the many restaurants in the area to your shopping excursion. We have put together tips for the nightlife on and around Oranienburger Straße.
What's the best way to get to Hackescher Markt?
Take the S-Bahn S5, S7, or S75 to Hackescher Markt
or you can take the S1, S2, or S25 to Oranienburgerstraße. Motorists would be better off leaving their cars behind, because there are only a few, very expensive parking spots. There is a parking garage a short walk way on Alexanderplatz.