Andreas Murkudis is a chic boutique for the fashion forward in Berlin. It features trendy clothing for men and women as well as an array of home decor, accessories, jewelry and unique gift items. The collection boasts top international brands like Jil Sander, Guidi and Giorgio Brato. A purchase guarantees a stylish addition to your wardrobe.
In 1999 Heinrich Fassbender and Wilhelm Rausch established Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers, one of the biggest chocolate houses in the world, offering premium chocolate creations in every conceivable form. The delightful facility also displays scale models of famous landmarks and crafts cherubs, models, houses and other sculptures, made using chocolate of course.
If reading magazines to you means catching up on Paris Hilton’s latest social misstep, then this might not be your kind of store. At do you read me?! you’ll find a carefully culled selection of some of the best magazines in the world for art, fashion, design and the likes. However, if you’re somewhat behind the cutting edge of cultural theory, as most are, there are still numerous photography and art magazines with loads of lovely pictures waiting for you on the shelves. The prices here are a bit steeper than at your average newsstand, but that’s just the going rate for the crème de la crème.
Located 30 kilometers west of Berlin, Designer Outlet B5 offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 40 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Some of the popular brands found within the premises include Ecko, Mango, Levi's/Dockers, Stefanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Mexx, Sketchers, Nike, Adidas, Lego Wear and many more.
Kurfürstendamm dates back to the 16th Century when Electoral Prince Joachim II constructed a path connecting his palace on Unter den Linden with his hunting lodge in Grunewald forest. In the late 19th Century, Bismarck transformed the simple street into a prestigious boulevard lined by stunning town houses. Destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in the ensuing decades, 'Ku'damm,' as Berliners affectionately call it, is still a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
This branch of the famous Parisian department store adds a touch of Mediterranean elegance to the German capital. Situated on Friedrichstraße, eastern Berlin's premier shopping street, the store offers the latest fashions from designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Cardin. The design of the building, with its sunlit interior and glass roof, is stunning, another reason for a visit. The food hall in the basement is in the same league as KaDeWe's legendary food department and is a great place to come and sample a couple of fresh oysters.
Founded during the early days of the gay rights movement, Germany's first gay bookshop has developed into a comprehensive bookstore for sexual minorities in general. Customers will find novels, poetry, travel literature and much more amongst the shop's 12,000 different books. The staff is knowledgeable and charming and will help you find the book you're looking for. One of the most prestigious gay bookstores in the world, Prinz Eisenherz Buchladen moved to its current location on Motzstraße in November 2013.
It's the most natural thing in the world to buy a book about Berlin in Berlin. This antiquarian bookshop stocks everything about the city, its roots and its history. And it is indeed a fascinating history, full of unpredictable events and changes from the time of its foundation and the era of the Prussian soldier kings to the horrors of two World Wars, the partition of the city and the final reunification.
Besides a small range of Mediterranean grape juice, this off license specializes in German wines. Coming from Lower Saxony, owner Günter Bruhn offers good red wines and even better white wines. By doing so, he hopes that German wines will make a well-deserved come-back into living rooms, despite the continued dominance of Italian, French and South African wine.
The window display contains a selection of mountaineering equipment, but the real emphasis clearly lies with the analysis and observation of natural phenomena. Fiebig offers everything that hobby scientists might need to explore the microcosm and the macrocosm. From microscopes, telescopes, binoculars and magnifying glasses through to chemicals, test tubes and measuring instruments. The book department contains tomes covering subjects from aquariums to ornithology, as well as posters which depict the various animal species populating our planet. A selection of intriguing children's items should inspire the little ones to become budding scientists. Weather stations, microscopes, mineral cultures, magnets and solar games, what great fun!
Maybe you'll overhear a couple of regular customers discussing their latest exploits on stage, new tricks or great gags. Or maybe you'll observe keen amateurs examining the colorful balls, clubs, swords and plates used by jugglers or old men with their heads deep in a textbook. A paradise for professionals and amateurs alike, the juggling selection at Die Jonglerie is rounded off by masks and make-up for performances. The shop also stocks a broad variety of children's toys from teddy bears and toy cars to water pistols and kites.
While Andreas Cymbarewicz's main branch on Dieffenbachstraße caters largely to professional artists, this branch on Landwehrkanal has everything a hobby painter needs. Be it brushes or pencils, paint or chalk, paper or sketchbooks, it's all here. The shop also stocks a selection of other useful items such as textbooks, folders and holdalls.