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Europa-Center, Berlin

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An icon of West Berlin, the site where Europa-Center was erected was once the Romanisches Café, a gathering place for writers, artists, and theater personalities. The building lay in ruins after being bombed during World War II. The site then was used as an open space for circus troupes and even a cinema. The shopping center you'll visit there nowadays was built in the 1960s and includes more than 100 shops. The complex is large enough to house a hotel, apartment building, and a number of restaurants. Keep your eyes peeled for works of art that dot the premises, such as the Buddy Bear sculptures that depict colorful bears standing on their hind legs. Take a look at our Berlin vacation builder to schedule your visit to Europa-Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Writing about the Europe Center is really difficult, or is even more difficult to assess. For one, it is quite clear that the Mall no longer the pulse of time no longer meet current standards. Since it doesn't help also if you have Saturn as the anchor tenant. The Mall is dark after my feeling and not really inviting. Somehow is the time has stood still here. This in turn documents precisely that what once was the EKZ, during the Division of Berlin. A flagship project, a temple of consumption, a signal mast of Western consumer culture. This culture is passed on and left the Europa-Center. Standing there now somewhat helpless and elderly in the area.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Cosy Centre with everything you can imagine, I saw the first last time in 1993 and just had is in again. Remember most the hunting store in the basement but knives mm.
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  • July 27, 2017
    The usual Mall shops, some big name, I agree with those who say that it is better from the outside. Probably overshadowed by neighbouring structures and shops close much nicer.
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  • This mall is a time machine to the 1980s. It's truly great if you enjoy going back in time. There is a nice food court and the electronics store Saturn is attached. There is also a great swimming pool/spa called Thermen in the same complex.
  • A lot of stores, but the best one is the huge Saturn in there. It is 5 floors big and you will find a great variety of electronics there. I love this store!
  • Very nice place to hang out. A lot of different shops and restaurants to spend time either shopping or grabbing something to eat.
  • I remember the water clock in there. I was very impressed! But this is all that I can say about this mall.
  • Great presentation on the EU. Plenty of information and interactive bits all available in a wide selection of languages.

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