"Shopping !!" Ku-Damm (Kurfürstendamm) Tip by michellebaker
Ku-Damm (Kurfürstendamm), Berlin: 8 reviews and 6 photos
Favorite thing: Shopping in Berlin is fabulous - from Ka-De-We (the German version of Harrods) along to C&A - they have some great shops.
There is about three blocks of great shopping - mostly department stores - but they are really nice and fairly well priced (C&As are a bargain though you have to watch as they are still putting in shoulder pads!!).
We stayed in the Swissotel which is directly above C&As and was very convenient for shopping on the West side of Berlin.
The East side is not as 'shiny' though they do have some good shops, like galleries lafayette and there is a street called Friederickstrasse which has a lot of designer type shops. The East doesn't feel as nice, particularly at night when there does not appear to be any street lights!
If you go during December there are Christmas markets everywhere which are lovely, and you will pick up some nice and unusual balls for your tree etc. The markets are in both East and West side. The best are on the East side though!
Fondest memory: Berlin Zoo is incredible - and if you are in Berlin for a Sunday (everything is shut on a Sunday, no matter what time of year including Christmas!) but the Zoo is open.
The zoo is lovely - it is like a big open park, like Hyde park or Central park but with animals - they have not used fences as much - using ditches instead, which means you are really close to the animals. They have a big aquarium with tropical and marine fishes. There is also a large section on reptiles etc.
We went to a concert at the Velodrome which is about 2kilometers from Alexandersplatz. The taxi driver got a little lost!! This is also on the East side - and I would not consider walking to or from this venue - there are also not a lot of taxis available when you come out, unless you walk a way up the road!
BERLIN is fabulous and a great place for a couple of days - avoid Sundays unless you want to go to the zoo!!
Address: Kurfürstendamm, B-Charlottenburg/ Wilmersdorf
Directions: U-Bahn: Kurfürstendamm
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