SATURN: Gadgets & Consumer Electronics

30 09 2007

Berlin, as previously stated on this blog, is very cheap compared to most other European cities. So the Saturn stores can make a good example of how low prices can actually be in Berlin.

The Euro’s high exchange rate makes some of Saturn prices expansive compared with the US prices. But if you’re from another region of the world – like me – there’s a good chance you’d be surprised.

Saturn Berlin

Saturn is a chain of about 100 stores all around Germany, which sells all sorts of consumer electronics, computer hardware, gadgets, cellular phones and equipment, etc – if it’s powered by electricity, they simply bound to have it, usually in a very reasonable price. Read the rest of this entry »

Potsdamer Platz: culture, shopping and food

20 09 2007

Besides being an architectural gem, Potsdamer Platz is also known for its very lively scene of cultural attractions, fancy hotels, gourmet and other good restaurants, and shopping opportunities.


I already raved about the Sony Store, but there is also the Arkaden, our favorite mall in the city of Berlin. It is stacked with food joints of all kinds – Chinese, Sushi, Wurst, Pizza, Australian food, fish, bagels and even Macdonald’s. You can also find there many known brands of clothing, such as Zara, H&M, Mango, Benetton, Bonita and many others. I especially liked the Design Forum store (very good for original gifts).

Arkaden Mall.

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