We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change this and find out more by following this link

Five shops to visit near Berlin’s Christmas market

Occupying one of the most beautiful squares in Berlin, the Gendarmenmarkt has a magical Christmas spirit. Once you’ve soaked up the market’s atmosphere and enjoyed the entertainment provided by the jugglers, acrobats, fire artists and choirs who perform in the square, pick up some last-minute gifts from the nearby Friedrichstrasse area

City Guide
Sally Ashley-Cound,

Known for generations as the place to buy sophisticated and high-quality writing instruments, Montblanc also creates timepieces that have become synonymous with long-lasting style. Any would make an ideal gift for anyone who values classic high-precision pieces.

Montblanc, Friedrichstrasse 80, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2038 8350

Nespresso is the place to go for gifts to appeal to gadget fans with a taste for coffee. Available in many sizes and styles, Nespresso’s coffee machines make it simple to create the perfect cup at home, whether it’s a dark and rich espresso or a creamy cappuccino. Any one of them will make a perfect present to enjoy throughout the year.

Nespresso, Friedrichstrasse 171, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)800 181 8444

Galeries Lafayette
If perfume is what you seek, Galeries Lafayette will probably have the one you’re looking for. The department store’s beauty floor stocks many international designer brands, as well as fragrances from specialists such as classic London brand Penhaligon’s and the Italy’s famous Acqua di Parma.

Galeries Lafayette, Friedrichstrasse 76-78, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 209480

Quartier 206
Quartier 206, with its graceful spiral staircases, black and white tiles and elegant armchairs, is one of Berlin’s most chic department stores. The eclectic décor reflects the wide range of brands and pieces it stocks, making Quartier 206 the perfect place to shop for someone who likes to be a bit individual.

Quartier 206, Friedrichstrasse 71, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2094 6800

Thomas Sabo
German jewellery designer Thomas Sabo started making high-quality silver pieces with a special emphasis on fashionable design in 1984 and hasn’t looked back since. Everything he creates has personality, but pieces from the Charm Club collection make particularly good gifts as they can be added to over time.

Thomas Sabo, Quartier 110, Friedrichstrasse 180-184, 10117 Berlin, +49 (0)30 2045 4515



Travel Pack