Kaufhaus des Westens
The largest department store in continental Europe, Kaufhaus des Westens (usually abbreviated as simply KaDeWe) is over a century old and a must for any shopper visiting Berlin. After being largely destroyed in World War II, its reopening in 1950 was not only an important shopping moment but a propaganda one too, an embodiment of the prosperity of West Berlin. Regardless of its Cold War significance, the sixth-floor food hall provides an unforgettable culinary experience with a chance to sample the best German and international products.
By John Newton, AFAR Ambassador
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Tauentzienstraße 21-24, 10789 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 21210
Mon - Thur 10am - 8pm
Fri 10am - 9pm
Sat 9:30am - 8pm