Named after a Prussian general who stormed the
French garrison at Wittenberg in 1814, Tauentzienstraße, in the commercial center of West
Berlin, is one of the city's most popular shopping destinations. Standing grand at the outset is KaDeWe
(p. 27), the largest department store in continental Europe, which spreads out over seven luxurious floors. On the corner of Nürnberger Straße is the Asian apparel sensation UNIQLO (p. 30), now stocking quality basics in urban hubs around the globe. Other stores dotting the street include fashion label Peek & Cloppenburg (No. 19) and the flagship LEGO Store (No. 20). The relatively short street culminates at Breitscheidplatz, dominated by the bombed- out Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (p. 36), but the shopping continues down the adjoining and famous
Kurfürstendamm boulevard. See www.wheretraveler.com/berlin for more
Shakespeare and Sons
After spending 10 years selling English and French books in the Czech Republic, this cute little store has expanded to Berlin, with an impressive range of Eastern European literature available in English translations. www.shakesbooks.de. Raumerstr. 36. T: 030.40003685. U Eberswalder Straße.
Warschauerstr. 74. T: 030.40003685. S+U Warschauer Straße. G4