This former GDR department store was renovated in 2006. Browse over 600 exclusive brands and an exquisite gourmet section covering 35,000 square meters of space. www.galeria-kaufhof.de. Alexanderplatz 9. T: 030.247430. S+U Alexanderplatz. F3
The Berlin branch of the exclusive Parisian department store is developed around an extraordinary glass cone. The three circular floors rise up around this centerpiece, packed with perfumes, clothing, and accessories. The food counter offers a wide range of French specialties and there’s a corner selling teas from the famed French tea house Mariage Frères. www.galerieslafayette.de. Friedrichstr. 76–78. T: 030.209480. U Französische Straße. E3
This is the biggest and oldest department store in Germany. Only products of the highest quality are sold in this luxurious building. If you are short on time, the legendary gourmet food hall on the 6th floor is not to be missed. www.kadewe.de.