Go traipsing through Berlin and be sure to catch all the most trendy, original, and traditional shops with this guide to the best the city’s shops have to offer. Whether you’re a fan of avant-garde Fashion or old-fashioned handmade items - or both - we’ve got all your bases covered. As always, we also suggest perfect places to grab a bite or relax with a refreshing drink while on your shopping spree.
Adidas Originals Store
DIM, 130-year-old, wickerwork and brush shop where products are made by physically and mentally handicapped people
Steiff famous German teddy bears, company founded in 1877
Original Erzgebirgskunst, decorative wooden items from a famous German region of traditional crafts
KPM (Königliche Porzellan Manufaktur) German Royal Porcelain founded in 1763 where you can buy vases designed by famous architect Karl-Friedrich Schinkel
Jünemanns Pantoffel-Eck, handmade felt slippers
Ausberlin, souvenirs made in and about Berlin such as books or candles shaped like the Brandenburger Tor
Andreas Murkudis, avant-garde Fashion, impressive selection of cutting-edge labels and young Berlin brands
Chocolatier Erich Hamann, scrumptious chocolate made in Berlin in a shop designed by Bauhaus icon Johannes Itten in 1928
KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens), opened in 1907, it is Europe’s largest department store with an outrageous delicatessen department
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Berlin-based photographer Thorsten Klapsch has published his works in various magazines, among them Wallpaper*, DIE ZEIT, and Qvest. He has collaborated on different book projects and works for architects, designers and advertising campaigns.
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
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