Kurfürstendamm

Kurfürstendamm

A prominent street called Kurfürstendamm can be located in Berlin’s west, namely in the Charlottenburg area. This street has a long and illustrious history: it has inspired numerous songs, films, and novels, and it is home to numerous notable structures and tourist sites. Aside from that, this area of Berlin is a great place to go shopping for an afternoon. There are around 100 different shops to select from, with the huge department stores KaDeWe and Peek&Cloppenburg being particularly appealing to shopaholics. Many great eateries can be found in the streets surrounding this location, and a visit to the Gedächtniskirche should also be on your bucket list. Overall, there are numerous reasons to visit the Kurfürstendamm.

If you’re going to the Kurfürstendamm, you must also go to the KaDeWe. This department store, which dates back over a century, is a unique experience in and of itself: With 60.000 square metres and six separate floors, you can easily spend an entire shopping afternoon here. The offerings range from cosmetics to clothing, music to furniture, and the sixth floor, with its international delights, is a must-see.

You won’t be able to shop as efficiently at Kurfürstendamm as you can at shopping complexes like Mall of Berlin and Alexa, but the ambience is far superior, in my opinion. Keep in mind that the Kurfürstendamm is mostly outside, so if the weather is terrible, you might want to visit a mall instead.