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

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.europa-

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