Karstadt: "Karstadt Store – Where Big Business Started" Top 5 Page for this destination Wismar Shopping Tip by Kathrin_E
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In 1881 a merchant named Rudolph Karstadt opened a store in Wismar, corner Lübsche Straße and Krämerstraße. In the beginning staff consisted of himself and one employee. In his shop customers had to pay cash, which was still unusual in those times.
His business policy was successful. His store has grown into Karstadt AG, a big nationwide chain of department stores that still bears the founder’s name – in 2009 they were on the edge of bankruptcy, but the business has been saved, although a number of smaller stores were sacrificed. Karstadt is again a well-reputated address for shopping.
Address: Lübsche Straße/Krämerstraße
Theme: Department Store
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