FORGET ME NOT
So you’re having a wonderful time in Berlin, but what about all those loved ones left behind back home? Be sure to bring them a little something from our pick of souvenir shops.
The funny little man depicted on east berlin’s pedestrian crossing lights has now conquered the world with bags, t- shirts, lunch boxes, cutlery, and notepads, all featuring the quirky character. Court V, Hackescher Höfe, Rosenthalerstr. 40– 41. www.ampelmann.de
A department store for products from berlin designers and producers only – posters, original t- shirts, TV tower candles, brandenburg gate bookends, and even berlin Imbiss stand mobiles. Karl- Liebknecht-Str. 17. www. ausberlin.de
BUDDY BÄR SHOP
They started out in 2001 as a friendly, welcoming display for tourists outside of the KadeWe department store, but those painted bear sculptures have since become global ambassadors of berlin. Pick up your miniature version here. Alexanderplatz 2. www.buddy- baer.com
This gallery- like space stocks original, quirky gift ideas as well as a great assortment of literature on berlin. Markgrafenstr. 39. www. achberlin.de
The online marketplace selling homemade products has a berlin showroom and shop too, featuring a range of berlinrelated products such as “berliner mama” plates and tea towels, “new kids in the Kiez” t- shirts, and u- bahn calendars. Windscheidstr. 18. www.dawanda.com