Friedrichstraße is Berlin’s north-south axis and runs in a straight line through Mitte and Kreuzberg. You can stroll and shop here, visit the famous Checkpoint Charlie border crossing or one of the theatres. There are many new buildings such as the Friedrichstadtpassagen with designer boutiques, offices and restaurants. Quartier 207 contains the department stores Les Galeries Lafayette with French fashion, lifestyle accessories and a delicatessen department with specialities from France. Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, it has an impressive transparent glass façade and an atrium that narrows towards the ground. The neighbouring Quartier 206, where you can shop in elegant designer boutiques, is built in the extravagant Art Déco style.