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Department stores

Galeria Kaufhof Alexanderplatz
The Galeria flagship is popular with Berliners and international guests in equal measure and offers new levels of shopping on 36,000 sq m of space in the heart of Berlin.
It has an international range of products, with more than 600 exclusive brands on six floors, including fashion labels such as Hugo Boss, René Lezard, Tommy Hilfiger oder Gant.
The floors are connected via the longest self-supported department-store escalators in the world.
One highlight is the Galeria gourmet department, which offers everything a gourmand’s heart desires.
›› Mitte, Alexanderplatz 9, Tel. 24 74 30, www.galeria-kaufhof.de

Galeries Lafayette
German branch of the famous Galeries Lafayette from Paris, offering international fashion and lingerie, comic books and French best sellers at the Librairie française, as well as a French delicatessen at the well-known Lafayette Gourmet. Impressive five-floor building with a 33 m cone in the middle.
›› Mitte, Friedrichstr. 76-78, Tel. 20 94 80, www.galeries-lafayette.de

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) 
After Harrods in London, this is Europe’s largest department store. 60,000 sq m on 7 levels. Luxury cosmetics, fashion and accessories, books, electrical appliances, home accessories and a renowned delicatessen department on the 6th floor. Here you can find 1,300 kinds of cheese, 1,200 kinds of ham and sausages and 400 kinds of bread and rolls.
›› Schöneberg, Tauentzienstr. 21-24, Tel. 2 12 10, www.kadewe.de

Shopping center

Alexa
In September 2007, the international shopping center specialist Sonae Sierra opened the first German shopping and leisure-time center in its successful chain, directly on Alexanderplatz. On the 5 floors and 56,000 sq m of the art-déco building, you’ll find 180 retail stores, restaurants and service providers, as well as leisure-time and entertainment facilities.
›› Mitte, Am Alexanderplatz, Grunerstr. 20, Tel. 2 69 34 00, www.alexacentre.com

Das Schloss  
This new mall with some 90 specialty stores on 4 levels was opened in the spring of 2006. Inside, pictures of the sun, clouds, the stars in heaven or the deep sea are projected onto the ceiling.
›› Steglitz, Schloßstr. 33-36, Tel. 6 66 91 20, www.das-schloss-steglitz.de

Europa-Center 
More than 70 shops on three levels, including restaurants, bars, fashion, jewelry and shoe stores, as well as various service providers. The comedy group Die Stachelschweine has its headquarters in the basement.
›› Charlottenburg, Tauentzien­str. 9-12, Tel. 26 49 79 40, www.europa-center-berlin.de

Forum Steglitz 
This temple of consumerism has been attracting customers since it opened in the 1970s as one of Germany’s first shopping centers. As well as shops and eating places, there are lots of free fun attractions.
›› Steglitz, Schloßstr. 1, Tel. 7 92 90 60, www.forum-steglitz.de

Kudamm Karree  
8,000 sq m shopping and leisure center. Shops, restaurants, galleries, two theaters and The Story of Berlin exhibition.
›› Charlottenburg, Kurfürstendamm 206-209, Tel. 88 58 80, www.­kudamm-karree.de

Neues Kranzler Eck  
This complex between Kurfürstendamm and Kantstraße covers about 25,000 sqm. It has 20 stores ranging from Karstadt Sport to Blume 2000. In addition, there’s a hotel, several restaurants, the famous Café Kranz­ler, offices and various service providers.
›› Charlottenburg, Kurfürstendamm 21, Tel. 88 77 17 70, www.neueskranzlereck.de

Potsdamer Platz Arkaden  
Shopping mall with more than 130 shops and service providers on three levels. Since September 2007, the Berlin barrierefrei (Berlin without barriers) emblem certifies it as being especially accessible for disabled people.
›› Tiergarten, Alte Potsdamer Str. 7, Tel. 2 55 92 70, www.potsdamer-platz-arkaden.de

Quartier 206  
Top-level shopping experience. The complex comprises an office building, apartments and a shopping center. The department store on the 2nd floor offers exclusive designer fashion from all over the world on 2,500 sq m as well as cosmetics, jewelry, books, art and flowers.
›› Mitte, Friedrichstr. 71, Tel. 20 94 62 40 & 20 94 68 00, www.departmentstore-­quartier206.­com, www.quartier206.com

Schönhauser Allee Arcaden  
_More than 100 businesses of all kinds including mainstream fashion chains and exclusive boutiques, service providers, such as hairdressers and travel agencies, various catering outlets from a fish restaurant to an ice cream parlor, gym with sauna.
›› Prenz­lauer Berg, Schönhauser Allee 80, Tel. 44 71 17 11, www.schoenhauser-allee-arcaden.de