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Bayreuther Strasse 10
Phone: (49) 30 2350020
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This mixture of grocery, corner shop and delicatessen is a Berlin institution. Any Berliner concerned about his reputation will buy his butter here but only the unwrapped version, fresh from the churn. Freshness and cleanliness are definitely top priority in Butter Lindner. And that's why this Berlin chain, with 46 branches over the city can be found on Greenpeace's list of retailers who do not sell any genetically modified products. Not very difficult to spot as Butter Lindner has at least one branch in each of Berlin's districts.
Spitfire stocks labels like Alpha, Energie, Freeman T. Porter and Dickies; in other words, all that techno dreams are made of. Besides sweat shirts, coats, cagoules and waistcoats, you'll also find a good selection of boots (Cat, Doc Martens, Swear, Underground) and accessories like baseball caps, bags, and sunglasses.
If you're afraid of ghosts, this esoteric bookshop will definitely give you the creeps. Brimming with books about the occult, ghost stories, seances and tarot card reading, you'll need to be pretty enlightened to feel at home here. Prepare yourself for a journey to the afterworld.
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.
"Two penises, one vagina and one bosom with nipples, to take away please!" This might be a regular order in this bakery and pastry shop, which has adapted its marketing to the location right in the middle of the lesbian/gay Bermuda triangle, by offering sweet little genitals or entire naked male bodies as erotic cakes. To complete the range of home-made delicacies, there are also morally correct breads and pastries, made according to old family recipes without any chemical additives.
This large store is divided into two sections, one for classic Italian clothing in the style of Benetton, the other for the latest trends. Most clothes are tight-fitting and made of well-finished synthetic fabrics in bright colours. There is also a good selection of Italian shoes, bags, scarves, cosmetics, jewelery and some seriously sexy underwear!
In the days when Berlin was a divided city, Europa-Center was West Berlin's touristic highlight, fulfilling every wish a visitor could dream of. After a visit to the Tourist Infomation Centre on Budapester Straße, visitors could take the lift up to the observation platform on top of the building for a bird's eye view over the city. They could then eat lunch at the fountain and spend the whole afternoon shopping in the mall. The evening could be whiled away in the various restaurants and pubs in the basement. Nowadays, Potsdamer Platz has superseded Europa-Center as Berlin's major all-in-one tourist attraction. Indeed, nothing has changed at Europa-Center for years. The multi-colored lights and hazy glass mirrors are tacky and outdated in comparison to Potsdamer Platz's glitzy glass and steel look. The panorama terrace under the Mercedes star is also closed, albeit temporarily. In spite of all this, the place is still extremely popular amongst tourists and locals alike.
The ancient Roman celebration of Saturnalia holds honor to the Saturn god. It is the occasion to present each other with generous gifts. Some 2,000 years later, this huge consumer electronic retailer is the place to come for modern-day gifting solutions. Full of CD's and videos, computers, hi-fi systems and household appliances, Saturn covers the entire universe of electronics under one roof and the icing on the cake is that they all come at competitive market prices.
The world-famous German manufacturer of sportswear, Adidas, has several branches in Berlin. This outlet stocks apparel and accessories that suit a variety of sports and activities such as golf, basketball, running, tennis, swimming and rugby. Situated in a modern building, it has separate sections for children's, women's and men's clothing. Shop for sneakers in bold hues like neon green and dark pink, cropped jackets, trendy capri pants, printed swimwear, zipped hoodies and jersey t-shirts. The knowledgeable staff guides everyone from amateur to professional sportspeople in choosing the right merchandise.
The 'Garage' is Berlin's biggest second-hand shops, with an enormous selection of jeans, evening dresses, shoes, shirts, blouses, skirts and hats, etc. The unique thing about this shop is in keeping with the tradition of the bygone days, the clothes here are priced by weight. For all the fans of the the 60's, 70's and the 80's, the Garage also has clothes from that era so that you can delve into those happy nostalgic years. This Garage of clothes definatly merits a visit for all those looking to buy cheap and retro style clothes.
This Swedish fashion chain store is a favourite with men and women looking for fashionable clothes that won't break the bank. Whether you need a new suit for work, or a saucy little top for Saturday night, this shop offers great choice. A range of kids' clothes for the under sixes is also available. The prices are fairly affordable, and much lesser than many other brands in its league. The brand also has several other locations across the city of Berlin.
If you're walking along Kurfürstendamm, don't miss the opportunity to pop into New Steinbruch, a clothes shop which attracts people from all over the region. The escalator leads down to a spacious sales room in the basement which is full of fashionable brands such as Pash, Miss Sixty, G-Star and Diesel. The shop assistants are very friendly and the choice hard to beat.