Bikini Berlin is perhaps the coolest and hippest shopping mall ever. Many of the stores here are focused on home design and are all carefully curated to create a shopping experience that will satisfy the most style-conscious travelers. One of our favorites is the Gestalten store from the art-house publisher that specializes in works on architecture and design and includes its own café.
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Germany’s first concept-mall can be found between the redeveloped Zoologischer Garten area and the ultra-hip 25 Hour Hotel. Occupying a recently refurbished 1950s building, its slickly reworked interior now houses flagship stores, quirky boutiques, and outlets from local fashion designers, as well as trendy coffee and snack stalls and healthy smoothie shacks. A wide staircase takes you up to the roof terrace where you can stroll and check out the monkey enclosures in the adjacent zoo.