Where to buy what in Berlin

If you’re new in Germany, it’s hard to know what the supermarkets, furniture stores or hardware stores are called. This guide will help you find them.


  • Aldi – Discount supermarket.
  • Bio Company – Bio supermarket
  • denn’s Biomarkt – Bio supermarket
  • Edeka – Regular supermarket. Slightly higher prices.
  • Kaufland – Large supermarket
  • Lidl – Discount supermarket.
  • Netto – There are two kinds of Netto.
  • Penny – Discount supermarket.
  • Real – Department store with a large food section.
  • REWE – Regular supermarket. Greater selection, meat/cheese counter, slightly higher prices.
  • REWE City – Smaller version of REWE with fewer products.

If you need fresh fruits, vegetables and meat, try Turkish supermarkets like Bolu or Eurogida. Most of them have a meat counter. Use this map to find them.

If you need special ingredients like brown sugar, Graham crumbs, dopio zero flour, Marmite or maple syrup, see this guide.

If you just need to buy drinks and snacks, go to a Späti.

Most supermarkets close on Sundays and public holidays, but there are exceptions.

Hygiene products

These stores sell cosmetics, hygiene products, household products, baby products and more.

Most dm and Rossmann stores are closed on Sundays, but there are some exceptions.


  • Saturn – Electronics and appliances
  • Mediamarkt – Electronics and appliances
  • Medimax – Electronics and appliances
  • Conrad – Electronics and parts for hobbyists

Most electronics stores sell SIM cards for your phone.


  • Thalia – Book store chain
  • Dussmann – Giant book store near Friedrichstraße

Furniture and house supplies

If you need help to move furniture, use a Möbel Taxi or rent a Miles. There are more moving services on Kleinanzeigen.

Hardware and home improvement

Car and motorcycle parts

  • A.T.U – Car parts store
  • Louis – Motorcycle parts and equipment

Pet stores

Shopping malls

Art supplies

  • Modulor – Large store in Kreuzberg
  • McPaper – Stationery store chain
  • Idee – Smaller stores in many locations