Results 1-7of 7 Reviews
Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
September 1, 2011
From journal A Weekend in Berlin in Winter
January 12, 2007
From journal Berlin... Has Nothing to Do with Bears!
by Angela Martina
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
November 13, 2006
From journal Berlin KaDeWe Food Store
Manchester, United Kingdom
November 15, 2005
KaDeWe (full title--Kaufhof des Westens) is Germany’s equivalent of the UK store Harrods, except that it is even bigger than Harrods and offers seven floors of shopping, shopping, and, yes, more shopping. The store celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2007, and you can expect some wonderful things to be happening during the time, with lots of party celebrations being planned
What does it sell?
KaDeWe basically sells everything, from clothes for women, men, and children to household items, food, games, toys, sporting goods, and so on. Make sure to stop by the visitor centre when you arrive for a floor map and to ask about any special offers and promotions the store may be having. The main sales are held in January and the summer months, but there will quite often be special purchases available throughout the store.
Best things to buy?
Make sure that you check out the home wares department, as here you will find an amazing array of gifts for your home, such as fantastic crockery and glasses that are miles cheaper than the equivalent stores at home.
If you are a clothes horse, then here you will find an amazing variety of clothes for men and women. What I love about German stores is that they stock many items together, so, for example, if you want a white shirt, then most of the white shirts will be in one, place allowing you to easily compare the shirts on offer! The store also stocks a range of very affordable clothing as well as the higher end couture clothing, such as Boss, Armani, Hilfiger, D&G, and Burberry for women and Armani, Boss, CK, and Versace for men (as well as a few hundred other designers and items!)
Be sure to check out the 6th-floor food hall and especially the Christmas market hall with lots of wonderful chocolate gifts to tempt you!
Where to eat?
Although the store offers little coffee shops and restaurants for me, head to the top floor self-service restaurant, Winter Garten. Not only does this place afford wonderful views over Berlin, but you will find seating no matter how large your party and can chill out in peace and quiet and eat to your heart's content! Here you will find a range of snack food and more substantial items that won’t break the bank, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Make sure to try some of delicious salads and cakes! A range of German specialities is always on offer.
Where is it?
KaDeWe is located on the Tauentziehn Strasse in Berlin-Schoneberg, and if travelling by U (Unter) Bahn, get off at Wittenbergplatz. Use lines U1, U2, and U3. Bus lines 343, M19, M29, and M46 stop outside the store, and any taxi driver will get you here!
Open Monday to Friday 10am until 8pm and Saturdays 9:30am until 8pm.
From journal Bonanza in Berlin!!
March 15, 2005
From journal Four Days in Berlin
February 7, 2003
From journal Weekend in Berlin
New York, New York
November 1, 2000
From journal The New Berlin