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shopping in berlin
I'll be traveling to Berlin in the spring(March), i was wondering if any one would know the best area to stay for reasonably priced shopping and if there are any flea-type markets? I'm on a fairly strict budget so would west or east Berlin be best? thanks in advance for any help.
Re: shopping in berlin
Shopping in berlin
There is a flea market outside Schöneberg Town Hall every weekend - which really is what it says it is - mostly tat plus a few gems. Anyway, its OK for a wander. And the Town Hall is worth visiting, just so that you can say that you have seen the balcony from which Kennedy made the 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech. (There is also a 'Willie Brandt' mayoral exhibit inside - but not sure if it's open at weekends).
Flohmarkt Rathaus Schöneberg, Schöneberg; Sat+Sun 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nearest U-Bahn: Rathaus Schöneberg
I suppose a lot depends what you mean by mean by shopping!
A good half- or full-day trip away from central Berlin is to Kopenick (on S-Bahn S3). Across from the S-Bahn station is a large-ish shopping arcade or gallery. It's the sort of place where you can buy most of the things that the wife, children, friends etc. may be expecting you to bring back - and it seems cheaper than central Berlin. After shopping, jump on a tram to Kopenick Altstadt to do some sight-seeing etc.
Just to add that Union Berlin play their home games near Kopenick - which is one more reason for going (or not) going there.
Personally, I would not base my decision of where to stay in Berlin solely on the proximity of shops offering bargains. It will not really matter where you stay - because the public transport system makes it so easy to get around.
Travel Tips for Berlin
The first building you see when crossed the Castle Bridge is Zeughaus (Arsenal). The building was built in 1696-1706 by architects Nering, Gruenberg, Schluetter and Janomde. It was Arsenal long time but, of course, looking at the wonderful sculptures, you haven't any thought about. In 1952 the German historical museum was opened here.
Numbers of houses
There were odd numners of houses along city streets and even ones on the other side probably in all countries I have already visited.
In Berlin it worked quite different (at least in districts of former West Berlin): the houses were numbered one by one on the one side and back from its end on the other side. Simple but quite different I used to see.
Just in case you look for any address:
The numbers were often shown on the signs below the name of the street like in my picture. And my too large for sightseeng map of Berlin had numbers of some houses marked along streets.
Some time when you walk through the streets of Berlin you still found some parts of the wall... Here this part is located very close to the restaurant "Freischwimmer" at the Flutgraben (Kreuzberg / Friedrischshain)
Your stop for trendy fashion
The Italian fashion brand Diesel has established outlets to all major cities, and Berlin is not an exception. Located in the prime shopping area on Kurfürstendamm and near KaDeWe, the Berlin Diesel store is a good resource for people hunting for trendy, yet inexpensive clothes.
As most readers know what kind of stuff is sold under the brand, I do not dwelve into details. The store itself is medium sized and has a good variety of garments, shoes and accessories for both sexes. The ladies section is slightly bigger, as usual. You just cannot have too much of variety within shirts, slacks and jackets...
its really cheap to get to berlin these days.
i flew in with air berlin and out with easyjet. this meant travelling into and out of different airports. Both were in easy reach of the city by public transport.
try to buy a weekly ticket before boarding the bus - most services stop at U bahn or S bahn stations to link with the network.
unlike other cities - you don´t pay a higher transport price because you are travelling to the airport - which is really good!
have a look on google and you can find a berlin transport website that will plan your journey for you if you are still unsure.
transport maps are available at most stations.
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