Our tips for sightseeing, shopping, art and culture
Queen Louise in Charlottenburg Palace
Charlottenburg Palace is a complete work of art which has been added to over 300 years and is now distinguished by its outstanding architecture, magnificent interiors and fine landscaping. Monarchs of every epoch extended the complex and made it into the popular destination bearing testimony to Prussian cultural history that it is today. Take the time to discover the traces of Queen Louise.
KaDeWe – an exclusive shopping experience
Where do you go for all that is good, beautiful and special? KaDeWe’s exclusive range marks it out as one of the world’s most important department stores. KaDeWe has been a Berlin landmark for more than 100 years now, and the store continues to fascinate customers with a grandiose selection of brands on eight storeys and 60 000 sqm of floor space. The luxury boulevard on the ground floor is home to major international fashion labels, and a visit to the gourmet floor is not to be missed!
Kurfürstendamm – a vibrant shopping avenue
This prestigious boulevard is and always has been one of Berlin’s premier locations for exclusive shopping. Flagship stores from major international labels sit cheek by jowl. This is the perfect place to hunt for fashion, jewellery and accessories. The Kurfürstendamm also has much to offer flaneurs. Numerous cafés and restaurants afford plenty of opportunities to see and be seen.
Deutsche Oper Berlin
The Deutsche Oper Berlin has emerged from the ruins left by the second world war as a premier address for fans of opera and classical ballet. The opera, which is particularly dedicated to upholding the classical operatic tradition, boasts a top-class orchestra and a fine ensemble of singers.
The capital’s zoo – a walk on the green side in the centre of Berlin
Berlin Zoo is a green oasis amid the turbulent activity of the big city. A trip to the zoo is always special, especially for children. This zoo with more species than anywhere else has a range of activities for both adults and children. If the weather outside is less than inviting, you can pay a visit to the Zoo Aquarium, which boasts an almost endless number of display aquariums and terrariums.