Where in the year 1897 the legendary and sophisticated Wertheim Department store with over 100,000 square feet of retail space between Leipziger Platz and Wilhelmstraße the big hit was, now loads the state of the art “Mall of Berlin” with a sales area of about 80,000 square meters to go Shopping.
Designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Armani, Miranda Konstantinidou, Marc Cain or Hugo Boss are to be found here, but also C&A, H&M, Zara and Mango, as well as McPaper or Aldi are presented in the mall. The kids will probably make their way straight to the second floor, where the latest teen trends are catered for. There are also over 30 restaurants in the mall.The Mall of Berlin, a 270-store complex located in the city center, gives the growing numbers of tourists who visit the German capital a new place to spend their money. Within a year, it’s set to become the country’s largest shopping center as 30 percent more space is added.
The Mall of Berlin, located on the site of the former Wertheim department store is just a 5-minute walk from Potsdamer Platz.
Getting Here: BY BUS Bus: M48, 200 - Station: U Mohrenstraße or Leipziger Str./Wilhelmstr. Night bus N2 - Station: Potsdamer Platz By S-Bahn and subway U-Bahn: U2 - Entrance located directly in front of the Mohrenstraße station Bus: M48, 200 - Station: U Mohrenstraße or Leipziger Str./Wilhelmstr.The Mall of Berlin, located on the site of the former Wertheim department store is just a 5-minute walk from Potsdamer Platz.
With 100,000 square meters (1 million square feet) of shops in low-rise stone and glass townhouses, the mall evoke the area’s prewar architecture. The new shopping center is made up of stone-clad, low-rise buildings that echo the original Wertheim’s architecture, with decorative arches around the courtyard and floral carvings on the benches. Large photographs of the Wertheim, which was seized from a Jewish family of the same name by the Nazis in 1937, hang in the complex. The arcade in the middle, with an arched roof but open on both ends, helps integrate the mall into the city, giving life to what has been a dead zone since the Berlin Wall came down. The center helped in revive Leipziger Platz and Wilhelmstrasse, which have little in the way of street life, with restaurants and stores facing out of the mall and onto surrounding sidewalks.
On the ground floor and the first floor you will find all about fasion, from everyday's jeans to elegant designer creations. The second floor is all dedicated to shoes, the large food court and the kids' world. The basement floor is home to various stores for food and sporting goods. The highlight of the Mall of Berlin however is its elegant and airy piazza.On four storeys, visitors can stroll through this bright temple of goods, along a beautifully lit passage under a curved glass roof connecting the two buildings of the mall between the Bundesrat (Leipziger Straße) and the Holocaust Memorial (Voßstraße). On the passages to each floor, you can cast your eye over the view – over the visitors taking a break with a latte macchiato in the cafe in the arcade, and of course over the countless shops.