While shopping in Germany might lack the glamour of France or Italy, it can still a great experience both for imported products and local goods. Traditional German buys include porcelain, handicrafts, toys, timepieces, beer steins, nutcrackers and cutlery.
Shopping In Berlin
Berlin has long come in from the cold to become a shopping centre for fashion, antiques, furniture and home accessories.
Each of Berlin's districts feature its own shopping zone. The famous Kurfurstendamm (Ku'damm) is home to the clothes shops, boutiques and department stores. All the grand names of fashion and perfume have their outlets here.
Friedrichstrasse is home to many of Berlins more elegant outlets. A large branch of the French Galleries Lafayette department store opened here recently. The Unter den Linden is close by which offers a number of boutiques, mainly located between Friedrichstrasse and the Brandenburg Gate.
For more offbeat wares, head for the second-hand stores and art boutiques around Hackescher Markt.