The Simon - Dach - Strasse is the great street fashion district in Friedrichshain. This old neighbourhood in the old East Berlin is now a neighbourhood of artists and bohemians where cafes and restaurants have mushroomed along the street. Some artists play music in front of the terraces, there is a bit of a field environment and it seems like a capital city. The street also has small designer shops for fashion, clothing and art galleries which open at the weekends. The cafes offer an unlimited brunch menu on the weekend, with eggs, sausage, muesli and cereals, generally until 4 or 5 pm. The terraces are very coveted by neighbourhood youth groups ve are simple and somewhat bohemian. The coffees are very cheap, usually a brunch will cost you about 6 or 7 euros for all you can eat. Next door is the market in the Boxhagener Platz.
Built in the seventeenth century to be the main axis, north - south of the city. Friedrichstadt crossed villages (where it is now the Gendarmenmarkt, hence the name of the street leading to Friedrichstadt), and Dorotheenstadt. At the end of the nineteenth century, several cafes and restaurants, luxury shops opened, to create one of the biggest entertainment centers of the capital. During World War II, it was completely destroyed. After the partition of the city, this street was in Berlin East, but ended at Check Point Charlie, which marked the border with the West. After 1990, it was renovated, now the streets are lined with luxury shops, international hotels and restaurants. It's not a place for going at night, but during the day it is quite nice.
The Galeria Kaufhof is a great Corte Ingles style store where you can find everything, food, clothes, household products ... Started in the late nineteenth century, as many of these great stores, when the small markets began to be replaced by single places where you can complete your purchases. This branch is in Alexanderplatz, a modern building with six floors. Upstairs is a restaurant too. For non-EU residents, ask in the office for VAT exemption. The Kaufhof belongs to a group that has brands such as Media Markt and Saturn for domestic appliances.
This street is named "French Street". It's a neighborhood street in Mitte, which comes from the memorial to the murdered Jews, towards Friedrichstrasse. It is a large shopping area with many upscale shops, hotels and restaurants. Before the war it was most vibrant, and the "French Quarter" after the partition of Berlin and you can see that some streets have French names. The Germans had difficulty pronouncing some names, so in 2000 the city changed the street names to German names. Until 1994 France had troops in this sector! The street parallel to the famous French street is Unter Den Linden which has even more luxury shops.
DomAquarée is number 5 of Karl-Liebknecht-Straße, on the other side of the river Spree. It is a shopping center that includes a large luxury hotel, the Radisson Blu. There is a covered gallery area with many international clothing and accessories stores. The building is fairly new, its construction completed in 2003. There are several restaurants inside, right next to the hotel. It gets its name from the large aquarium that is inside. The AquaDom is a cylinder 25 feet high, the largest in the world, with an elevator inside. It containes 900 000 liters of sea water with almost 3000 fish. There is also the East German museum.