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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The 15th Long Night of Shopping

It's one of West Berlin's retail traditions: the shopping areas around Ku'damm, Tauentzienstrasse and Breidtscheidplatz hold a bi-annual shopping evening, when shops open until midnight, timed to coincide with the dates the clocks are changed (from summertime to wintertime, or vice-versa).

This year, clocks go back on the 27th of October, so this will be the date of the 15th Long Night of Shopping (in German: Lange Nacht des Shoppings. Around 300 shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars etc. will be participating. There'll also be various events going on (such as a fair, which in Berlin means long lines of stalls selling tat and China-Pfanne), and around 500,000 visitors are expected (two good reasons why you won't catch the Penguin there).

More information at the website (, but don't rely too much on the English version because it's still talking about the event in March.

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