Berlin Shopping Guide

Where to shop and what you can buy in Berlin... 

Here is our list of the best shopping streets, shopping centers, and markets in Berlin.


Berlin Shopping Tips

Berlin is the shopping metropolis of Germany. Here, shopping malls, shopping streets, small boutiques, and markets are all mingled together. From freaky styles, designer fashion, to luxury labels, there is everything for your shopping spree.

The six-floor is a famous shopping center on Kurfüstendamm. It is one of the best places to shop in Berlin along with Schloßstraße, the malls at Potsdamer Platz, and Alexanderplatz. Additionally, there are many small boutiques near Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstraße with unique offerings.

There are also outlets, markets, and seasonal events, such as the Christmas markets in Berlin.

Store Hours in Berlin

Stores are open in Berlin from Monday through Saturday. Most stores, department stores, and supermarkets are open during the week between 8:00 and 20:00. Some supermarkets open as early as 7:00 in the morning and are open until 22:00, a few also until 24:00.

Weekends: Stores are generally open in Berlin from Monday through Saturday. There are only a few exceptions on Sunday near attractions, at the train stations, and at the airports.

Typical Places for Shopping

An overview of shopping streets, shopping centers, and markets

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Souvenirs from Berlin

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Famous Places for Shopping

The largest shopping street, the most famous shopping center and the most important market


The most important shopping street in Berlin with shopping centers, international brand stores, and small boutiques on the side streets.


This traditional department store with history in the heart of Berlin sells national and international brand products on six floors. It is the most important shopping center in Berlin with its own history.

Weekly Markets

The Berlin weekly market at Karl-August-Platz (Charlottenburg) is one of the "originals" in the capital. Hackescher Markt is easy to combine with sightseeing. At the flea market in Mauerpark, locals also like to shop for second-hand and antiques.

Wochenmarkt am Maybachufer in Berlin in Deutschland

What Else Can I Do While shopping?

Berlin is a capital city with more than 3 million inhabitants. That is why shopping streets, neighborhoods, and centers are spread all over the city. There are no pure tourist areas in Berlin. This makes it easy to combine a visit to the main sights with a short shopping break.

Examples are the TV tower at Alexanderplatz with the Alexa shopping center and KaDeWe with Kurfürstendamm and the side streets.

In addition, there are the Berlin weekly markets.

Places to Shop Near the Attractions

  • Kurfürstendamm: Its downtown location makes Berlin's main shopping street also the best place to shop during a city break. If you like to look for alternatives to international brand stores, stroll through the side streets.
  • KaDeWe: Kaufhaus des Westens is one of the sights in Berlin. It stands close to the main attractions in the center of Berlin. It is the ideal place for shopping in a mall, especially during rainy weather.
  • Hackescher Markt Weekly Market: Close to the sights in Mitte, Berlin and Charlottenburg, Hackescher Markt is a good place to stroll twice a week among street artists, street food, craft stalls, and typical souvenirs from Berlin.

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What else can I do in Berlin?

Complete Berlin Shopping Guide: What to Buy & Where (Malls, Outlets…)

Shopping Faq


In Berlin, stores are generally open between 7:00 and 22:00. Supermarkets open earlier and close later. Shopping malls and fashion retailers often do not open until 9:00 or 10:00. It always pays to look the store’s exact opening hours on the Internet.


Stores in Berlin are generally open from Monday through Saturday. There are a few exceptions near tourist places, train stations, and the airports in Berlin.


Chain supermarkets, shopping centers, and stores almost always accept cards. Small cafes, restaurants, and market stalls often do not accept cards. Germany is still more cash based compared to other European countries. A question about card acceptance before ordering is a recommendation.


Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain are the typical alternative neighborhoods in Berlin. Small boutiques with unique fashion can also be found in the side streets of Kurfürstendamm.

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