Budapesterstrasse 38-50 | Charlottenburg
Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm
The area is also open on Sunday from 1pm to 6pm, with certain shops closed.
Bikini Berlin calls itself a “concept mall”. Unlike a department store, Bikini goes more into fashion and creativity with some pop-up spaces along restaurants and stores such as Mykita, Vans and Kusmi Tea. At the end it is more or less the same, but in a cooler package. True that Bikini Berlin is a great piece of architecture, having been remodeled from an old 1950’s structure. There are cool brands, juice bars, cafés and one of Berlin’s newest hip spots, the 25Hours Hotel, with Neni Restaurant and the Monkey Bar.
The huge glass window that separates Bikini from the Zoo is quite fun because you can just sit down and observe the monkeys come and go. There is a very convenient Kaiser’s supermarket on the basement (open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12midnight). You can take nice selfies with the Gedächtniskirche from up there. The Zoo Palast Cinema, where the Berlin Film Festival or Berlinale was held before it moved to Potsdamer Platz is also part of Bikini and if you have the chance to watch a movie there, do it, because it feels like going to an opera and not to the movies.