“The largest shopping center is called Gropius Passagen, located in the south of Neukölln and owns 85.000 m² shopping area.”
Shopping centres are everywhere in the world and Berlin is no exception.
If you take all the shopping malls together, Berlin owns a total amount of 1.190.000 square meter of shopping pleasure and there are more than 50 shopping centers here. The largest shopping center is called Gropius Passagen, located in the south of Neukölln and owns 85.000 m² shopping area. If you want to shop large but don’t want to travel that far outside of the city-center, you can also visit several large shopping centers in New Berlin (Mitte area).
LP12 Mall of Berlin
This new shopping center is located between Potsdamer Platz and Friedrichstraße, which is around 10 min walk from Brandenburger Gate and 5 min walk from Holocaust Memorial. Shopping area of Mall of Berlin covers 76,000 square metres which is labeling it as second large shopping center in Berlin. Within 300 shops you can find a wide range of high-end fashion labels but also selection of less pricey everyday fashion, footwear, jewellery, gift and cosmetics shops. On second floor you can find Germany’s largest Food Court.
Open: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm
Address: Leipziger Pl.12, Berlin 10 117
Potsdamer Platz Arkaden and Legoland
Potsdamer Platz is one of the most popular squares in New Berlin with short reach of Brandenburger Gate and CheckPoint Charlie. There are many things what to do there, including 40,000 square meters shopping center named Arkaden with more than 130 shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The focus of this shopping centre is fashion and garments. Nearby Arkaden is famous Legoland, where you can easily spend at least 2 hours and definitely find there a gifts which will surprise not only kids but also many adults ?
Potzdamer Platz Arkaden: Open: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm Address: Alte Potsdamer Str. 7, Berlin 10 785
Legoland: Open: Monday – Sunday 10am – 7pm (last admission 5pm) Address: Potsdamer Straße 4, 10785 Berlin
Friedrichstraße & Galeries Lafayette
Friedrichstraße is one of the most frequented shopping areas in the heart of Berlin. The 3.3 kilometre long shopping street starting from Checkpoint Charlie and finish at the Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse carrying international designers stores, bakeries, bars and restaurants. Stores are usually open between 10 am – 8 pm.
To spice up your day on Friedrichstraße, there is must-to-visit Parisian department store, Galeries Lafayette, with beautiful glass interior design fulfilled with luxurious French and International fashion brands and cosmetics products. In gourmet section downstairs you can find French delicacies, cheese, wine and champagnes.
Open: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Address: Französische Straße 23, 10117 Berlin
Very important is to know, that in Germany, all shopping places are closed on Sundays, therefore do not leave your shopping plans for that day. Sometimes there is an exception and shopping centers are open for couple of hours on Sunday.
In Part II. of this blog, which will be published next week, we will visit shopping centers and main shopping districts in Kudam area of Berlin. Till then enjoy shopping in Berlin and do not hesitate to share with us your experience ?