MALLS & AR­CADES

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

Alexa

Hard­core shop­pers love this mall for its sheer size, with over 180 stores spread over five lev­els. High­street re­tail­ers are well rep­re­sented, and there’s a large food court when hunger over­whelms your de­sire to shop. www.alex­a­c­en­tre.com. Gruner­str. 20. T: 030.269340121. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

BIKINI BERLIN

Opened in April 2014, Bikini Berlin is an ex­tra­or­di­nary ur­ban mar­ket square com­bin­ing liv­ing with pub­lic spa­ces and com­mer­cial en­deav­ors. The cen­tral el­e­ment is a strik­ing rooftop the size of a foot­ball field, with sen­sa­tional views of Tier­garten and ac­cess to a plethora of restau­rants and shop­ping attractions. www.bikiniber­lin.de. Bu­dapester Str. 42-50. T: 030.55496425. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Boule­vard Berlin

One of the big­gest shop­ping cen­ters in Berlin, with over 120 shops across 76,000 square me­ters. It is sit­u­ated on Schlossstrasse in Steglitz, the third most popular shop­ping street in Berlin. www.boule­vard­ber­lin.de. Schloßstr. 10. T: 030.797423440. U Schloßs­traße, S Feuer­bach­straße. Off Map

De­signer Out­let Berlin

Your favourite de­signer brands with dis­counts up to 70%, at just 30 min­utes from the city cen­ter. Also fea­tures cafes and restau­rants, a chil­dren’s play area, free park­ing and more that 100 in­ter­na­tional brands. Shut­tle bus from cen­ter on Fri&Sat. Bring a copy of Where Berlin to the of­fice and get a fur­ther 10% off. Mon–Thu 10am–7pm, to 8pm Fri and Sat. www.de­signer­out­let­ber­lin.com. Al­ter Span­dauer Weg 1. T: 033234.9040. Take the re­gional train and get off at El­stal. Off Map

Europa Cen­ter

This shop­ping mall on the Ku’damm of­fers a range of goods from over 70 shops. For some cul­ture in­stead, visit their per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion about the Berlin Wall or check out the in­ge­nious wa­ter clock de­signed by Bernard Git­ton in 1982. www.eu­ropacen­ter- berlin.de. Tauentzien­str. 9–12. T: 030.26497940. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm, U Wit­ten­berg­platz. C4

Mall of Berlin

270 shops, 270 apart­ments, gyms, and pedes­trian ar­eas de­fine the new Mall of Berlin on Leipziger Platz, a world of shop­ping op­por­tu­ni­ties a stone’s throw from the city’s main tourist attractions. www.mallof­ber­lin.de. Leipziger Platz 12. U Mohren­straße. E3

Pots­damer Platz Arkaden

This large shop­ping cen­ter of­fers more than 120 shops over three floors, stock­ing ev­ery­thing from clothes and ac­ces­sories to elec­tron­ics and gro­ceries. Its restau­rants and bars also make it a very popular meet­ing spot. www.pots­damer-platzarkaden.de. Alte Pots­damer Str. 7. T: 030.2559270. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

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