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Few questions ....

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Few questions ....

Hiya.

As the title says...I have a few questions so here they go....

1. In regards to parking overnight at Alexa shopping centre. I was wondering how we go about doing this? Do we prepay or pay in morning and do we have to speak to anyone so we don't get a fine or???

2. Biggest and decently priced supermarket in or around Berlin?

Also, are there any stores that sell American brand foods and beer? I am looking for a certain beer (Blue Moon) and saw a few online shops from Germany that sold it but if anyone knows of any walk-in shops that sell this beer..please let me know :)

3. Where to have breakfast around the Alexanderplatz area?

And lastly,

4. We are going to the Spreewald Biosphere Reserve. Has anyone been there in Oct.? We are driving down to it so where should we start at the Biosphere or?

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Few questions ....

1. In regards to parking overnight at Alexa shopping centre. I was wondering how we go about doing this? Do we prepay or pay in morning and do we have to speak to anyone so we don't get a fine or???

--> You pay when you collect your car. It's ok to leave it over night.

2. Biggest and decently priced supermarket in or around Berlin?

--> Google for Real, Aldi, Rewe, Lidl, Edeka ...

Also, are there any stores that sell American brand foods and beer? I am looking for a certain beer (Blue Moon) and saw a few online shops from Germany that sold it but if anyone knows of any walk-in shops that sell this beer..please let me know :)

--> Never seen that beer anywhere

3. Where to have breakfast around the Alexanderplatz area?

-->have a look at bakeries or cafes

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2. Re: Few questions ....

The biggest supermarket will most likely be a Real,prices are also ok. I tend not to go to them as it takes too long to get around!

You can also park in front of the Hotel Idigo/HolidayInn, buy a ticket in the machine until the time you want the next day,from 8pm till 9 am it is free, so cost will only be a couple of €

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3. Re: Few questions ....

You're apparently staying at or near Alexanderplatz. The food department in Galeria Kaufhof is your nearest: it tends to be fairly expensive, but is well stocked with good things.

There is an Edeka in Rosenthaler Strasse just up from Hackescher Markt.

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4. Re: Few questions ....

For Food, I think going to Kaisers is a good place as well.

As far as places that sell Blue Moon, I have no idea, I am not sure I have even seen a liquor store in Berlin yet.

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5. Re: Few questions ....

There are no "liquor stores", the Temperance movement those things have been born from has not got a lot of followers outside English speaking countries. Beer and wine are sold in normal shops alongside with any other groceries.

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6. Re: Few questions ....

There is a decent grocery store in the basement of the Alexa shopping center. I think it is a Kaisers. On Sundays, there is a very large grocery store located at the Ostbahnhof. It is also open quite late during the week (open 7am to midnight as I recall). It is a good option if you need to buy groceries on a Sunday. There is also a small Kaisers at the Hauptbahnhof and their prices are higher than a regular Kaisers but not so high as to make me feel like I'm being gouged.

Blue Moon is made by Miller/Coors. I work for a beer distributor in the US, and I don't recall seeing Blue Moon on any store shelves in Germany. As for other American brands, you'll often see things like breakfast cereals, cookies or peanut butters with famous American brand names.

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7. Re: Few questions ....

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Just pay for your ticket at the ticket vending machine before leaving the garage.

2. and 3.

Besides the food hall in Galeria Kaufhof there is an Edeka/ Reichelt supermarket in the basement of Alexa shopping centre and a Netto supermarket in Rathauspassagen. If you want bigger ones, you'll have to drive. Kaufland in Storkower Straße 139 or in Hermann-Blankenstein-Straße 38 in Prenzlauer Berg are the closest.

In Rathauspassagen you will also find a Dunkin' Donuts, a bakery (Thürmann) and I think a coffee shop. Rathauspassagen is opposit the tv-tower close to CUBIX cinema.

The Berlin Bier Shop might have Blue Moon. Just call them and ask. Phone Number and address is on their website: http://www.berlinbiershop.com/

The "KaDeWe" (Kaufhaus des Westens) at underground station Wittenbergplatz (U2) offers a wide selection of imported beers as well. Maybe they'll have it.

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