Souvenir Shopping Part 2 (Self Guided), Berlin

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.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: Germany » Berlin (See other walking tours in Berlin)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: Daniel
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Box off Berlin

1) Box off Berlin

What to buy here: Gadget Cases.

Berlin's start-up scene is on the move. Young entrepreneurs often rock the latest gadgetry while sipping an espresso at the corner coffee shop. For jet-setters protecting their technology while traveling, the Berlin duo Redmaloo designs sleek cases in leather for iPads and other devices. An iPhone sleeve runs around 39 euro. An iPad sleeve is 99 euro. Check out these accessories for electronic devices at one of a number of stores carrying the products in Berlin. The shop Box off Berlin is just down the street from Frau Toni's perfumes. BoB sells the colorful cases as well as other Berlin-made items. Box off Berlin is at Zimmerstrasse 11 and is open daily 10:30 am until 7 pm. A quick walk from Box off Berlin will take you to the historical exhibition of the Topographie des Terrors, the Stasi museum and Checkpoint Charlie.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Frau Toni's

2) Frau Toni's

What to buy here: locally made fragrances. Songs have been written about the smells of Berlin. Now smell like the best of the city with one of Frau Toni's signature scents. You can even create your own perfume. The twenty perfumes for men and women can be sniffed and sampled at the elegant shop just a few streets away from Checkpoint Charlie. Smell is said to be the most evocative of our senses. If you want to bring home the smell of summer in Berlin, Frau Toni has a Berlin summer fragrance that's for sale. The perfumes start at 22 euro and head up from there. All fragrances are manufactured in Berlin and bottles are available in various sizes: 15ml, 50 ml and 100 ml. Frau Toni's is located on Zimmerstrasse 13. It's open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. The shop is closed on Sunday.
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Currywurst Museum Shop

3) Currywurst Museum Shop

What to buy here: Currywurst Apron. Currywurst can be found on most street corners in Berlin. It's basically sliced pork sausage with ketchup that's sprinkled with curry powder. In 1949, a German woman created the dish using ingredients from the British soldiers stationed in Berlin. Currywurst quickly caught on and it's stayed popular ever since. To eat or make the dish, you may want to don a currywurst apron. To learn about the history of currywurst, try the snack and buy an apron head to the city's very own Currywurst museum. The apron costs around 10 euro. It's black with a logo of the Currywurst museum on the front. You can also buy a currywurst dish to serve up the spicy snack back at home. The dishes cost from 9.50 to 12.50 euro and are small enough to be packed easily. The museum and gift shop is at Schützenstraße 70 - just a few streets away from Checkpoint Charlie. Opening hours are daily from 10 am to 10 pm. For a bottle of currywurst sauce to douse your wurst, stop by Galeria Kaufhof's 3rd floor souvenir section in Alexanderplatz.
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Fassbender & Rausch

4) Fassbender & Rausch

What to buy here: Chocolate Covered Lebkuchen. Berliners love their sweet treats. Try some of the city's most historic confections at Fassbender & Rausch. The store's been around since the nineteenth century, but the chocolate probably won't last more than a few hours in your bag. It's tasty. The shop looks like a fairy tale with its large chocolate volcano and chocolate-sculpted Reichstag inside. Nibble on a chocolate-covered gingerbread Lebkuchen or a marzipan truffle. Confections run from around 5 to 30 euro. You can also hand select truffles from the large display case. The store is located at Charlottenstrasse 60 and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 am until 8 pm. On Sunday, it's open 11 am to 8 pm. After getting your fill of chocolate, take a stroll through the Gendarmenmarkt for a look at the Französischer Dom and the Deutscher Dom – both beautiful cathedrals from the outside and inside.
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The Puppenstube im Nikolaiviertel

5) The Puppenstube im Nikolaiviertel

What to buy here: Collectible Dolls.

The Puppenstube im Nikolaiviertel is the best place to find collectible dolls in Berlin. The store stocks both historic and modern dolls from well known makers like Käte Kruse, Zapf, Schildkröt, Philip Heath, and Götz. The dolls cost a pretty penny (up to and around 600 euro) but there are also less expensive bears and other stuffed playthings. Take time to stroll through Nikolaiviertel. It was the center of a former trade route that still had preserved medievel alleys before air bombing in World War II wiped out the buildings. You can still get a sense of what the medieval area looked like today because it was reconstructed in 1987 to honor Berlin's 750th anniversary. Visitors can also walk into the Nikolaikirche – Berlin's oldest church. The Puppenstube in Nikolaiviertel is on Propststrasse 4 and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 6:30 pm. On Sundays and holidays, the stores is open from 11 am until 6 pm.
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Hoffnung Berlin

6) Hoffnung Berlin

What to buy here: German handmade belts.

Berlin's nothing if not hip. Hold up your hipster trousers with a handmade belt from local leather worker Hoffnung Berlin. These handmade belts cost on average from 60 to 120 euro. A variety of leathers are available and a craftsman is on site to help with fittings. The tannins used to treat the belts are organic and top quality. Belts at Hoffnung are often dyed three times to get a polished finish in different hues. Most of the traditional buckles come from Italy, but the craftsmen at Hoffnung are experimenting more and more with their own designs. The shop's located in Hackesche Höfe's maze of boutiques near Hackescher Markt. Take time to stroll through the cluster of boutiques or stop for a coffee at one of the tranquil cafes. Hoffnung Berlin is located in the Hackesche Höfe, Hof IV, Brunnenhof Rosenthaler Straße 40. It's open Monday through Friday, 11 am until 7 pm. On Saturday, it's open 10 am to 6 pm. On Sunday, it's closed.

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Mitte Governmental Sites Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Third Reich Walking Tour of Berlin

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Famous Religious Sights Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Mitte Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Museum Island Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km

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