Shop ‘Til You Drop
Keen on a shopping day trip with guaranteed bargains? Designer Outlet Berlin, just 30 minutes from the city center and built in the style of a quaint village, has more than 80 boutiques selling samples and last season’s collections at up to 70 percent off the original price. From designer labels Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, and Joop! to sports brands such as Nike and Adidas and popular fashion like Desigual and Swarovski, the complex is a shopping paradise. Make it a family affair with the children’s adventure play area and ample cafés and restaurants. Getting there is easy: Take the regional RE4 train departing from Potsdamer Platz and Hauptbahnhof or, on Fridays and Saturdays, jump on the shuttle bus leaving twice daily from the Ku’damm for €10 round trip. Once there, take your time: Shops are open from 10am until at least 7pm.