TOY STORY

Where Berlin - - SHOPPING -

We asked res­i­dent moms for their toy store tips, and the kids cried out for

th­ese:

SIEBEN SCHÖN

Soft baby toys, dolls, and a great se­lec­tion of wooden toys, all from Ger­man and Euro­pean man­u­fac­tur­ers. Gärt­ner­str. 26. www. sieben­schoen.de

FRIEDA HAIN

The shelves at this Friedrichshain in­sti­tu­tion are full of lit­tle niceties your kids won’t ever want to give up. Also car­ries home dé­cor, self- made toys and clothes, and an amaz­ing se­lec­tion of

fab­rics for your own cre­ations. Gärt­ner­str. 10. www.frieda­hain.de

KATALKA

An in- house work­shop churn­ing out a huge se­lec­tion of wooden toys and games, mar­ble tracks, bal­ance bikes, kids’ de­sign ob­jects, and much more. Raumer­str. 21. www.katalka.de

HASE WEISS

Owned by an ar­chi­tect mom, this store started off with kids’ fur­ni­ture to later

move on to dolls and lit­tle houses, leather back­packs, and all sorts of lit­tle play­things; ev­ery­thing the owner’s kids

should ever de­sire. Wind­schei­d­str. 25. www.haseweiss.de

DER LOKSCHUPPEN

The “lo­co­mo­tive shed” is the place to go for model train and car col­lec­tors.

They have an im­pres­sive ar­ray of brands, to­gether with tin toys and other ac­ces­sories. Markel­str. 2. www.lokschuppen- berlin.de

Dolls by Haba

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