Berlin’s Markets, Flea-Markets and shopping areas

Shopping in Berlin

Many tourists come to Berlin not only because of the myriad of sight-seeing opportunities and its exciting nightlife, but also to shop to their hearts desire.

This does not just have to include the prestigious boutiques and fine department stores, because even the flea markets and second-hand shops of the capital are legendary for their wide range of unusual things.

To help you find your way through the jungle of shops we will present to you the most important and popular locations.

Trödelmarkt an der Straße des 17. Juni (Flea market on ‘The 17th June Street’)

The largest flea market in Berlin occurs on der Straße des 17. Juni. (The 17th June Street). It has been in existence for over 30 years and houses alongside the usual ‘junk’ many art-items and antiques. Here you will have the opportunity to grab a real bargain for little money!

Antique Market - Berlin Mitte

In Berlin Mittte located for some time now in the S-Bahn-Bögen of the Georgenstrasse is a small but fine antiques market. Between 30 and 40 dealers regularly put out their goods – which are understood to not necessarily relate to the usual junk rather include consistently high quality antiques such as furniture, lamps, jewellery or even antique toys.

Flea-market on Mauerpark

The youngest of the currently most-trendy flea markets in Berlin can be found on Bernauer Straße at Mauerpark. Here you will find countless stalls with some highly original flea-market articles which would be rare to find in other markets of this kind.


Certainly the most well known address for extended shopping tours in Berlin is the Kurfürstendamm. Here are several large department stores in addition to shops of almost all the trendy fashion labels that exist worldwide. Nearby there is also the largest department store in Germany – the ‘Kafhaus des Westens’ (Department store of the west) also known as ‘KaDeWe’ for short.

Source:         Photographer: Peter Kirchhoff

Alexanderplatz / Hackescher Market

Whoever wishes to go shopping away from the popular shopping areas in Berlin is in the right location at the Hackeschen Markets. Although there are no well known ‘designer’ shops to be found, there are small fashion stores by creative young designers and artists in which you can buy the most unusual pieces.


Whoever’s wallet is sitting a little more relaxed or is somewhat fuller will find the Friedrichstraße as the ideal shopping location for their needs. Here the nobility of Berlin lives in a twenties-style. Small but consistently expensive boutiques lure with their offering exquisite products. Also one will find here many designer shops from the currently most popular fashion labels.

Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg and in particular the area surrounding the Schönhauser Alle, attracts the type of people that the Hackeschen Markets and its surrounding areas do i.e. an alternative crowd who place less value on the typical mainstream. Here you will find numerous second hand shops and arty boutiques where one can wonderfully browse for hours.

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