Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe)
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
One of the world's largest department stores, KaDeWe sells everything one could ever need and also offers an amazing selection of foods.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Schöneberg
In 1963, Schöneberg was the center of the political west, inspiring John F. Kennedy to choose this area to famously announce, "Ich bin ein Berliner." Times may have changed, but modern-day Schöneberg still pays tribute to its historical legacies. Once the richest city outside of Berlin proper, the area's affluent past is still visible in ornate housing facades dating back to the Gründerzeit of the 19th century, while residents in fur coats walking their dogs or shopping in high-end KaDeWe continue the tradition with a modern flair. Schöneberg was also once the center of the decadent and burlesque nightlife of the 1920s. It was here that Marlene Dietrich partied with Christopher Isherwood and the first gay bar in Germany was founded. Today, the gay community still revolves around Nollendorfplatz. The overground Ubahn station is even illuminated in rainbow colors, paying tribute to Schöneberg's progressive past.
How to get there
  • Wittenbergplatz • 2 min walk
  • Augsburger Straße • 4 min walk
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  • gringottsgoblin
    370 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great big Top End Pricey Department Store with very good food hall and eating options
    I have been coming to KaDeWe for some years and it is still that great big top end pricey department store (like a German Harrods ) What has changed of the years is the quality of the food hall and the aforementioned Harrods always had a great food hall and now KaDeWe has one too and it is good. It’s patisserie is very good. What has also changed is the options of the eating outlets and the way they are set out. These were a little limited before and are much better now in terms of variety and quality. Honestly I really just go here for the food and wine. I am not a shopping person but it all looks very swanky with hefty price tags. What can I say the food is the attraction for me!! Four stars
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2023
  • BTS1972
    Munich, Germany3,524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the last dinosaurs
    While department stores and malls hadf their time and are now fading away, this is one of the most well known and most exalted ones. Right in the middle of the former "Western Berlin", this nuilding is today more a shop-in-shop flagstore, but still keeps its' old aura. A milestone of economic history.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 12, 2023
  • liz c
    Manchester, United Kingdom147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing store with a fabulous top floor food hall
    This is a very large department store with an exceptional top floor food counter, this blew me away. I have never seen such a choice and you could spend a couple of hours just on this floor never mind the rest of the fabulous store. I recommend you try the ice cream, they actually make it in front of your eyes, your chose you flavours, I chose berry burst and it was amazing. You will not regret this visit I promise you.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 22, 2023
  • W6travellers
    London, United Kingdom140 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food heaven and great views
    This definitely puts most London department stores in the shade .... two things: don't miss the food hall, it is amazing. Acres of different delicious things, promotions, imaginative and creatives displays, places to eat and drink, it is a foodie heaven. Secondly, go up to the very top floor where you can pick up a beer from the bar (other drinks are available) and sit in the enormous arched window at the front of the building and admire the view.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2023
  • Dorothy K
    Chatham, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opulence!!!
    Berlin's Harrods! This shop is amazing! We were greeted at the door by a charming footman. We walked around and saw and bought a lot of amazing products...then we went to the 6th Floor! Totally blown away! The Champagne bar! Outstanding! Finally we went for dinner in the 7th floor. It was perfectly made food in the Wintergarden. Will definitely visit it again when we visit Berlin again.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • LAW64
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom1,808 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food area
    Very nice high end department store. Most designer style goods so expensive. The food floor at the top was excellent with lots of international food for sale and good for buying Christmas gifts. There are lots of small restaurants as well but it was extremely busy at the weekend.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 13, 2023
  • calmac259100
    Perth, United Kingdom240 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Food Court
    Food court had been recommended and it did n't disappoint. Was very busy but got a seat without too much delay. Sat at the bar area and watched the chefs prepare the food- excellent quality of food. Definitely come back again. Shop can feel overpowering as its very large!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 24, 2023
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dodo
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Was attacked inside the building by a highly aggressive guard (not german),
him not wearing a mask, getting extremely close - not keeping his distance, touching, pushing me several times.
Hitting me, when I tried to document the scene with my Iphone. Managed it though, very disturbing material...

No one helped. His colleagues gathered and even supported him.

Terrible and traumatizing experience.
In my view women should only enter with a personal body guard, husband etc.

Never again.
Written July 12, 2020
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Sky K
London, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I shopped at KaDeWe on 26 December and was impressed by the offerings and the sales. The store is huge and there were so many bargains (improved by the tax returns if you're not an EU citizen). The food offerings on the upper floors were also very impressive.
Written February 23, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Berlin's KaDeWe can be compared to Paris' Galleries Laffayete, London's Harrods and US Macy's. It's the biggest and oldest department store in Berlin.
It's located close to the Kaiser Wilhelm ruined Church in the very center of ex west Berlin.
The department store spreads on several floors, it's offer is overwhelming but for me most interesting was the top floor cafe, very bright and with nice views.
Written April 12, 2020
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1girl_1passport
Vancouver, Canada1,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
One of the biggest department stores in Berlin. This place is huge! There is so much to see here, kinda overwhelming. There is a really fancy restaurant on the sixth floor which is nice to check out if your tired of shopping or need to refuel. Great place to walk around and spend some time. Also a great location to walk around and visit more shops.
Written February 7, 2020
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CAPerth
Perth228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We visited solely to go to the sixth floor food court, especially the oysters and seafood venue for my wife. Quite expensive, but my German sausages and beer were more reasonable. Very crowded and tricky to find your way around – we had to ask for directions to the oyster bar. Plenty of other options also. But no public toilets on this floor – you have to go down to the ground and first floors (one for men and the other for women for the entire store). Strange.
Written June 13, 2020
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liz c
Manchester, UK147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a very large department store with an exceptional top floor food counter, this blew me away. I have never seen such a choice and you could spend a couple of hours just on this floor never mind the rest of the fabulous store. I recommend you try the ice cream, they actually make it in front of your eyes, your chose you flavours, I chose berry burst and it was amazing. You will not regret this visit I promise you.
Written May 22, 2023
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Arlette D
North Port, FL192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I have to admit when first told about this "shopping" center, my reply was "I can shop at home. I want to see history!" Boy was I dumb, lol. This center opened in 1907! Went through 2 world wars and is still going strong now. Eight floors (60K sq. meters) of both high end and middle of the road items. Top two floors is international food shopping with areas to eat anything you want, from seafood to steaks, caviar to potato pancakes and gehacktes. Ground floor has all of your high end stores: Hermes, Rolex, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Burberry, etc. One entire floor of shoes, one floor for kids, one floor for stationery, household appliances. Now, I've been to NYC and Toronto (Eaton Centre, etc.) and grew up in Cincinnati and have NEVER experienced anything like this! It was mind boggling. Got my Hermes scarf there and it was less than it would have been in Paris, where we originally hoped to get one. Every time we are in Berlin, I have to go here. There is a cafeteria on top floor that is always crowded and the huge windows offer some great views of the city. You could spend a whole day here, if you really wanted to "shop". Definitely take the time to eat here.
Written January 9, 2023
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Ice T
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
KaDeWe ist KULT!

The new and improved food floor gives it the extra kick of individuality KaDeWe needed to set itself apart from Harrods or Galaries Lafayette - lot of great local Berlin companies have little stands to sell their products. The sweets in particular are fancy and fabulous.

Unfortunately there is still lot of waste culture happening here. KaDeWe needs to be more aware of environmental impact - less packaging, no Thermopaper for the receipts, more chance for recycling. As is right now, so many people walk around with lot of small KaDeWe bags (easily could just take 1 big, no?) - which they will then throw away. So senseless.
Written August 29, 2020
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W6travellers
London, UK140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This definitely puts most London department stores in the shade .... two things: don't miss the food hall, it is amazing. Acres of different delicious things, promotions, imaginative and creatives displays, places to eat and drink, it is a foodie heaven. Secondly, go up to the very top floor where you can pick up a beer from the bar (other drinks are available) and sit in the enormous arched window at the front of the building and admire the view.
Written May 30, 2023
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Huw85Thomas
80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
High end and luxury shopping on a massive scale. Probably more people browsing than actually buying but easy to kill some time in if your credit card won’t stretch to purchasing anything. The food hall is an attraction in itself. Good transport links in the area and not far from Zoo Garten hub.
Written September 29, 2020
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