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Kaufhaus des Westens (commonly abbreviated KaDeWe) is a department store in Berlin, the largest in all of continental Europe. With over 60,000 square meters of floor space and more than 380,000 articles available it attracts 40,000 to 50,000 visitors every day. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2460x1932, 2145 KB) Beschreibung Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kaufhaus des Westens Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2460x1932, 2145 KB) Beschreibung Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kaufhaus des Westens Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Berlin is the capital city and a state of Germany. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth; the term continent here referring to a cultural and political distinction, rather than a physiographic one, thus leading to various perspectives about Europes precise borders. ...


History

The store was originally founded in 1905 by Adolf Jandorf, who persuaded the famous architect Emil Schaudt to construct his store. It opened in 1907. 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1927, the ownership changed to the Hertie company, in World War II it was mostly destroyed. The re-opening was celebrated in 1950. "KaDeWe" became soon a symbol of the re-gained economic power of Germany at the times of the Wirtschaftswunder. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is becoming very long. ... The term Wirtschaftswunder (English: economic miracle) designates the upturn experienced in the West German and Austrian economies after the Second World War. ...


In 1994, the KarstadtQuelle AG corporation acquired Hertie and with it KaDeWe. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Karstadt in Frankfurt KarstadtQuelle AG is a German department store corporation, the largest in Europe. ...


Glory

"KaDeWe" The sixth floor food hall
"KaDeWe" The sixth floor food hall

The 6th and 7th floors (added in the early 1990s) are entirely devoted to food, and advertisements tout the place as having two football fields of food. The 6th floor delicatessen is famed for its wide variety of food and drink. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 3415 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kaufhaus des Westens User:Blorg/Photos Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 3415 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kaufhaus des Westens User:Blorg/Photos Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... The word delicatessen designates a kind of food store. ...


On the top, one can find a wonderful winter garden with a restaurant in it surrounded by an all-windowed wall offering a superb view over the Wittenbergplatz.


Its sheer size, its enormous amount of articles, its fame for excellent quality and its delicate location in the heart of Berlin, near to the Gedächtniskirche ("Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church") and the Kurfürstendamm made it soon a must-visit for every tourist travelling to Berlin. Old and new parts Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church around 1900 The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (in German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) is located in Berlin at the Kurfürstendamm. ... The Kurfürstendamm, Berlins upscale retail neighbourhood The Kurfürstendamm is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin, Germany. ...


External links

  • KaDeWe - Kaufhaus des Westens in Berlin (homepage, in German)
    • English version of the KaDeWe site

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Kaufhaus des Westens - Berlin Sehenswürdigkeiten (190 words)
Das Kaufhaus des Westens ist das größte Kaufhaus Europas und symbolisiert Marktwirtschaft und Wirtschaftswunder.
1950 wurde das siebengeschössige Kaufhaus bereits wieder eröffnet.
Das Kaufhaus des Westens, kurz KaDeWe, wurde zum Symbol des Wirtschaftswunders der westlichen Welt inmitten des sozialistischen Ostens.
Kaufhaus des Westens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
Kaufhaus des Westens (commonly abbreviated KaDeWe) is a department store in Berlin, the largest in all of continental Europe.
Its sheer size, its enormous amount of articles, its fame for excellent quality and its delicate location in the heart of Berlin, near to the Gedächtniskirche ("Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church") and the Kurfürstendamm made it soon a must-visit for every tourist travelling to Berlin.
KaDeWe - Kaufhaus des Westens in Berlin (homepage, in German)
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