Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Berlin

Souvenir Shopping Part 1, Berlin
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It would be a pity to leave Berlin without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Berlin, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Souvenir Shopping Part 1 - Route Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: Daniel
Galeria Kaufhof

1) Galeria Kaufhof

What to buy here: Berliner Weisse. In the nineteenth century, Berliner Weisse was the most popular drink in Berlin. Now the cloudy sour wheat beer is produced by two main breweries in Berlin: Schultheiss and Berliner Kindl. The beer is often found on local drink menus. Berliner Weisse is typically served in a bowl-shaped glass with a little rasperry or woodruff syrup to give it a red or green color and a sweeter flavor. Buy the beer and the syrups at one of Berlin's many drinks markets or...   view more
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East Berlin Store

2) East Berlin Store

What to buy here: Designer jewelry and clothes.

Since the East Berlin label started in 2002, it's cultivated a devoted following. Check out the clothes and Berlin-inspired jewelry at the label's flagship store in Berlin's Mitte neighborhood. Pick up a silver necklace with a charm of the city's ubiquitous TV Tower for 59 euro or an East Berlin inscribed ring for 129 euro. The Mitte neighborhood is home to some of Berlin's coolest designers and galleries. A quick walk...   view more
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Askania Watches

3) Askania Watches

What to buy here: German-made watches. Most people in Berlin will tell you that if you show up exactly on time, you're late. It's best in Germany to always arrive a few minutes early. One way to stay on schedule is with a treasured watch from Askania. In the Hackesche Höfe courtyards, the Berlin company Askania has timepieces from aviation history and contemporary wristwatches on display and for sale. This Berlin-based watchmaker pays homage to the city's history with watch lines...   view more
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The Ampelmann @ Hackescher Hof

4) The Ampelmann @ Hackescher Hof

What to buy here: Ampelmann Cufflinks and Cookie Cutters.

Ampelmann is one of the few East German icons to maintain popularity after the fall of the Berlin wall. The Ampelmann is the red and green little man on crosswalk signs in East Berlin. His hatted silhouette can be found as cufflinks, vases or even candy at one of Berlin's Ampelmann shops. The silver cufflinks are an understated nod to Berlin's Ostologie (nostalgia for East German times). The cufflinks range from 45 to 70...   view more
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s.wert Design

5) s.wert Design

What to buy here: Berlin-inspired crafts. Check out one of the modern wall calendar creations by the s.wert design team or a Euro cookie cutter. The designers s.wert often create Berlin-inspired works perfect for the office or home. The ultra-modern wall calendar is 29 euro and can be found at the main store in Mitte. You can also pick up a colorful pillow to use as a head cushion on the plane trip back. Then pop the pillows on your couch at home for a souvenir of Berlin. The pillows run around...   view more
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Dr. Kochan's Schnapskultur

6) Dr. Kochan's Schnapskultur

What to buy here: German made schnapps. Berlin's produced schnapps since the late nineteenth century. A locally made herbal liquor can be found at a historic distillery that doubles as a schnapps museum. It's a tasty way to settle the stomach after a plate of pork knuckle or to warm up during one of those cold Berlin winters. Preussische Spirituosen Manufaktur is based in a turn-of-the-century building in the working neighborhood of Wedding. There's not much to see on the street,...   view more
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