Shopping in Berlin

Each district of Berlin has its own commerical market place, although one of the most famous ones is the Ku'damm (Kurfurstendamm), a 4km avenue in Charlottenburg. To west Berliners the Ku'damm is the ideal place to go for all kinds of clothes shops, department stores and of course the usual top designer outlets such as Chanel and many more. Mitte is full of funky furnishings and clothing outlets ideal for those with more artistic tastes. Stilwerk is a mall for cutting-edge interior design and household goods. Department stores on Friedrichstrasse in Mitte include the Galeries Lafayette which sell only French products, and the designer heaven of Quartier 206. Those with a serious fashion habit, should head to the boutiques and eccentric small shops around Hackesche Hoefe and Alte Schoenhauser Strasse. For antiques, Suarezstrasse in Charlottenburg, Keithstrasse and Goltzstrasse in Schoeneberg, or Kollwitzstrasse and Husemannstrasse in Prenzlauer Berg are some regions where you will find a big variety od choices. Dealers trade at the Antik und Flohmarkt in the rennovated railway arches below Friedrichstrasse station. At weekends the Kunst & Nostalgie Markt on the Museumsinsel has Ost-algic items. The biggest flea market runs along Strasse des 17. Juni through the Tiergarten at weekends.

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