KaDeWe Department Store
The KaDeWe is Berlin's largest and most famous department store. Its 60,000 square meters of retail space and gourmet floor attract visitors from all over the world.
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The Kaufhaus des Westens, KaDeWe for short, is more than just a well-stocked department store. As the largest temple of consumption in continental Europe, the KaDeWe is known internationally and is mentioned in the same breath as renowned department stores such as Harrods in London or the Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
The department store was founded in 1907 by Councilor of Commerce Adolf Jandorf. During the Second World War, the building suffered severe damage due to a fire. After extensive reconstruction work, the KaDeWe celebrated its grand reopening on July 3, 1950. On the very first day of sales, around 180,000 visitors flocked to the store on Tauentzien, not far from Kurfürstendamm
From Luxury Fashion to Gourmet Food: The Kadewe Today
Today, the KaDeWe offers everything the consumer heart desires on on eight floors and more than 60,000 square meters. From big brand names, small designer labels, beauty and lifestyle products tp jewelry, watches and home goods, visitors can shop to their hearts' desire or simply take a look. After a long shopping spree, a visit to the gourmet department on the sixth floor is extremely popular. A range of delicacies from all over the world can be sampled at the many counters or in the in-house restaurant. KaDeWe is also famous for the design of its shop windows at Christmas. Every year, German fairy tales are interpreted in an elaborately and unique form in the festive displays.
- Opening Hours
- Mon-Thur & Sat 10 AM till 8 PM
Fri 10 AM till 9 PM
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Last edited: 18. March 2022