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With heart and soul: TOP 5 souvenirs from Berlin

Special souvenirs of your latest trip to Berlin

Gifts from Berlin: refreshingly different

Are your cupboards at home full of mugs from your travels? Sure, mugs, postcards, and key rings are some of the most popular souvenirs, but honestly, when you look at a cup, does your heart warm up? Remember that great walk through the Nikolaiviertel? How about those breath-taking views from the TV Tower? And your first currywurst from Konnopke's! With our tips you will find your own very special souvenir from Berlin to help you remember your trip here for many years to come.

Chic, beautiful, and practical items as Berlin souvenirs

1. Absolutely mad: Erfinderladen Berlin

Berlin is the capital of creativity and there is no shortage of innovation. At Erfinderladen in Prenzlauer Berg, you'll discover many useful and unique gift ideas and gadgets that don't exist anywhere else. Inventors present their beautiful and crazy creations like games, shirts, professional water bombs, DIY gin sets, and much more. How about a Berlin public transit map as a shower curtain? Or confetti balloons for your next birthday party?

2. Cute: become an animal sponsor

No visit to Berlin is complete without a stop at one of the city's two zoos: Tierpark and Zoologischer Garten. Children especially enjoy the great variety of species who live there as well as meeting famous inhabitants such as pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing. If you've fallen in love with Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, you can also show it with a very special sponsorship. Or you can sponsor an owl, a kangaroo, or any other animal for a €100 minimum donation for at least one year. Berlin thanks you for it.

P.S. The zoos and all the Berlin Tourist Information Offices sell original stuffed Berlin panda bears as a souvenir for young and old.

Pandas at Berlin Zoo: Germany´s only pandas Meng Meng & Jiao Qing can be found in Berlin.
Meng Meng © Zoo Berlin

3. Scents from Parfümerie Harry Lehmann

Berlin's great! So why not remember your memories of Berlin with a fragrance? One of the most unusual souvenirs from Berlin is a homemade perfume. Visitors to Parfümerie Harry Lehmann, in operation since 1926, can make their own scents. Ingredients are still weighed on old pharmacist's scales. If you don't want to mix your own scent, you will also find classic scents such as lavender and eau de cologne which will also conjure up a touch of sentimentality. Another spot for workshops to create your own individual fragrance is Frau Tonis.

Frau Tonis Parfum © FRAU TONIS PARFUM

4. Delicious: Rittersport World

Berlin souvenirs can also taste good, really good! Take strawberry pieces, vanilla biscuits, and crispy balls. Pink pepper, sherbet powder, and almonds are also available: Rittersport World is about chocolate and so much more. In just a few minutes, gourmands young and old can conjure up their own personal souvenir from Berlin. Your custom chocolate is made by chocolatiers and you can then share your sweet piece of Berlin with friends or save it all for yourself.

Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt
Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt © Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co.KG


P.S. With the Berlin Welcome Card, you can get 25% off all the delicious treats at Rittersport Chocolate Café.

5. Colourful: Ampelmann Shop

Berlin Wall, Trabants, and Amplemännchen: the history of Berlin is inextricably linked to a divided Germany. The Ampelmann Shop in Mitte offers many funny Berlin presents with links to former East Germany. Whether it's a shoulder bag with Ampelmädchen, Ampelmännchen biscuit cutters, or a special lunch box for the kids, the whole family will find the perfect Berlin souvenir here.

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Bäckermeister: zwei Ampelmann-Ausstechformen © AMPELMANN