One of the city’s longest streets running from north to south, Friedrichstrasse linked the former East and West Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie marking the transition point between the two. The only European branch of “Galeries Lafayette” outside France, with its international fashion, extensive range of accessories and gourmet food hall, is to be found on Friedrichstrasse.
At the intersection with “Unter den Linden”, you find yourself on Berlin’s oldest grand boulevard, running from the Brandenburg Gate to the newly built Berlin City Palace. Unter den Linden is home to the Upper Eastside Berlin shopping complex, the Nivea Haus and the showrooms of cars such as VW and Bugatti. There are also numerous souvenir shops here.