Shopping in Berlin

Berlin is not only known for its diverse cultural offer and world-renowned nightlife. The German capital city is also a mecca for shopping enthusiasts. From small, trendy boutiques to large shopping centres, we present you with the best shopping areas in Berlin.

Berlin and its centres

Berlin, unlike many other German cities, has several centres. This is partly due to historical reasons, with its 28-year divide into East and West. Another factor is the size of the capital city and the related infrastructure. To avoid bottlenecks and huge crowds of people in one location, people in the metropolis were spread out which lead to the establishment of different centres.

Shopping in Berlin – what's where?

Shopping in City West
Around Kurfürstendamm, in so-called City West, visitors will find the old centre of the western part of the city. This area has been experiencing a successful revival for several years. Hip shops have now opened here, alongside luxury brands, to respond to a younger public. Along the 'Kudamm' and Tauentzien streets, you will find the vast and world-famous shopping centre KaDeWe, the new Bikini Haus, expensive luxury brands, sports outfitters, classic fashion boutiques and, not least, one of the city's shopping landmarks - the impressive Europa-Center.


Shopping in the eastern part of Berlin
The shopping area in the eastern part stretches from Alexanderplatz via Friedrichstraße to Potsdamer Platz. There is something here for every taste and pocket. The largest selection of shops is in the Alexa on Alexanderplatz. Anyone with an eye for the exclusive and expensive should stroll along Friedrichstraße. Quartier 206 is not just an architectural eye-catcher, but also offers a first-class shopping experience for anyone looking to make a purchase. There are also many places to bargain hunt right on Potsdamer Platz. The Potsdamer Platz arcades and the Mall of Berlin are particularly popular with shopping tourists.

Scandic Hotels: Best shopping centres within walking distance

Our 2 Scandic Hotels in Berlin, Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm and Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz allow you to comfortably enjoy a shopping expedition on foot, and after a strenuous day of shopping, you can fall straight into a comfortable bed or use our fitness and sauna area to relax. Follows the advantages of booking with us: