Holiday and Shopping Info
Public Holidays 2014
Berlin Guidefor vistors and residents
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Wittenbergplatz was created between 1889 and 1892 and is named after the town of Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt to commemorate its liberation from Napoleon's army in 1814 under General Tauentzien, after whom the neighbouring Tauentzienstrasse is named.
On several days of the week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) various markets are held on the northern side of the square.
Check out the U-Bahn station building for its retro 1920's-style interior.
Shopping and Dining
Department store KaDeWe is of course Wittenbergplatz's main shopping attraction, and the top floors are home to its famous food section. There's a food court there as well. Opposite KaDeWe the Rahaus furniture store offers quality furniture, sometimes with exotic and / or extravagant designs. The square is home to four Imbiss (snack) stands offering a variety of "typical" German fast food. The one on the northwest corner provides sausages etc. from organic farms, while on the southeast side "Fritz & Co" markets itself as Berlin's first gay currywurst establishment.
Tauentzienstrasse (0.0 km), Wittenbergplatz (Station) (0.1 km), KaDeWe - Kaufhaus des Westens (0.1 km), Fritz & Co (0.1 km), Embassy of the Republic of Argentina (0.2 km), Uruguayan Embassy (0.4 km), Zoo (0.4 km), Irish Pub (Europa-Center) (0.5 km), Europa-Center (0.5 km)