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“Large Shopping Street - With a great show”
Review of Friedrichstrasse

Friedrichstrasse
Ranked #134 of 954 things to do in Berlin
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Owner description: This street is one of Berlin's largest and most elegant commercial districts.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our day in Berlin walking up and down Friedrichstrasse with its shops, cafes and bars. Similar to many large shopping streets in any Capital City this one has a great feel as its very wide and grand.

Thank 1love2travel7
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"checkpoint charlie"
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"galeries lafayette"
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"beautiful street"
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"expensive shops"
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"modern shopping"
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"tourist shops"
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"crossing point"
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"interesting area"
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"department store"
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"east west"
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"great place to visit"
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"both sides"
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"berlin wall"
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"tv tower"
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"shoppers"
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Ok so this was described as Berlin’s Fifth avenue but I think not! It’s an interesting area, with some brand shops and a La Fayette. Most interesting is the chocolate store but otherwise I cannot see how this street compares to other major cities, certainly not London or New York.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Yes it's a historic Berlin boulevard, once the epicenter of the "Cabaret Mile" and, later the focal north-west axis of downtown East Berlin.

But honestly .. now, it's more like a road that you will accidentally travel down as you move from one tourist site to another. History didn't leave much of a mark on it, I'm afraid.

The old "Russia House of Science and Technology" is left over from the DDR days and still has an endearingly socialist glow.

Observant eyes might spot the small bronze memorial squares at addresses where former Jewish theatre people had lived before their lives were consumed by the 3rd Reich.

But other than that the road is mostly full of the kind of shops you will find anywhere else.

MY TIP

Go to the Currywurst Museum just off the road close by to Checkpoint Charlie for a unique and amusing look into the history of one of Berlins iconic dishes.

And about halfway down Friedrichstrasse you can zip into the Quartier 205 (at street number 205). It's a small shopping center with a Gallery Lafayette alongside some neat galleries in the basement. But the central lobby is a glorious example of black and white geometric art-deco tiling and sweeping staircases. It's usually pretty quiet and you can get some great photos here!

Thank KristanBerlin
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This street has significance during the East/West Berlin divide yet in its current form there are lots of shopping to be done here, good restaurants, cafes and bars as well as excellent transport links, so good quality hotels in the area (see pics).

Once upon a time this was where the divide occurred and walking along this street you'll come to Checkpoint Charlie - the most famous crossing between East/West Berlin. Along the way you'll find giant boards on the street showing pictures of how the street looked during this time.

The Berlin Wall was built across here and you can still see the bricks in the road where it once stood, as a guide. Some of the buildings in this street still retain their East German Soviet style architecture (see pics).

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This is an upmarket street with fancy shops. Worth a look if you are in the area but not my kind of place.

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