Berlin, located on the River Spree is the capital of Germany and one of its largest cities. Blessed with a nice temperate climate, the city known for its rich history and architecture style also prides itself with a vibrant night and gay culture that has made Berlin one of the most favourable countries to visit for a short term vacation especially during the off season period from November to March when rentals for holiday apartments are cheap and the city is less crowded with tourists.
Berlin’s Shopping Districts
If you are a shopaholic and are wondering what and where to shop and stay then do note that the city happens to be a shopping paradise where one can shop for anything from fancy and luxury designer wear to antique furniture and jewellery . However, the best thing about shopping in Berlin is that the city has several shopping districts where one can not only shop to their heart content but look forward towards staying in one of the several Berlin All Short Lets that are located in the neighbourhoods nearby.
Some of Berlin’s favourite shopping districts are:
• Schloßstraße – Situated in the borough of Steglitz between Walter-Schreiber Platz and Rathaus Steglitz is Schloßstraße a vibrant shopping centre full of restaurants, shops, theatres and cinemas. Of noteworthy is the “Boulevard Berlin” which happens to be the second largest shopping mall in Berlin.
• Alexanderplatz – The most famous square of Berlin in the district of Mitte, Alexanderplatz once a medieval cattle market is now home to Galeria Kaufhof – the largest departmental store and the Alexa Shopping Centre with its 180 shops and 17 restaurants. Also noteworthy here is the 365 metre TV tower and the World Time Clock
• Friedrichstraße – One of the most exclusive shopping districts of Berlin where one can shop for labels like Cerruti, Gucci or Louis Vuitton etc and dine on some of the delicious French delicatessen. Worth visit here is the la Galerie Lafayette, Quartier 206 and KulturKaufhaus –the famous book store.
• Kurfürstendamm und Tauentzienstraße - Berlin’s famous shopping street stretching from Breitscheidplatz to Fasanenstraße is a paradise for those planning to shop for international labels like H&M, Yves Saint Laurent, Benetton, Valentino and Zara.
In addition to these top shopping districts, there are also several flea and antique markets like the Winterfeldtmarkt- for food and handicrafts; the Sunday flea market of Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg where one can shop for anything ranging from clothes to shoes to jewellery to even old vinyl records- a big hit amongst tourists and much more.
Accommodation near Berlin’s Popular Shopping Joints
The good thing about these shopping centres is that most of them are centrally located, well connected by the Berlin transport network and close to neighbourhoods which have a sizeable number of service apartments. So, if you happen to one of those who simply love to shop, then make sure to book a holiday rentals in the areas located near to these shopping joints.