"Budget Berlin souvenirs" Souvenirs Tip by Shooky101

Souvenirs, Berlin: 22 reviews and 24 photos

Under Den Linden is one of the most beautiful parts of Berlin, with lots of souvenirs shops - mostly up the st., when you face Brandenburg gate. It doesn't really matter which one you enter, since most of them sell more or less the same stuff and charge unbelievably high prices.
DO NOT buy pieces of the Berlin wall there - you can find all over the city, for much lower prices, starting 0.5 EUR.
You can find some Ampelmenn products in most of the stores, which are also pretty expensive - starting at about 5-10 EUR for simple stuff, like hats and postcards.
There are some nice T-shirts and woolen hats, as well as a lot of very cool postcards and posters, but they too are pretty pricy.

What to buy: Generally speaking, Berlin is a city with lots of bargains - most of the shops in the east part quarters are surprisingly inexpensive.
Also, there's Bergman st. in Kreuzberg (and many other places in this nice quarter), where you can find great stuff and pay less. There's also some great second hand clothing shops there, and a nice market.
AVOID the shops in the west side. If you're looking for boutique shops, cloth or souvenirs, try to look for little shops in the Mitte quarter (also the place with most of the tourist attractions).
Also, you can find some inexpensive gifts, souvenirs and clothing all over the net. I like very much this one that I found lately: http://www.cafepress.com//berlin_2006

What to pay: I bought a wonderful coat for 4 EUR only, at a second hand outlet. My GF bought 6 kg of cloth for 12 EUR in Bergman st. We bought some very expensive Ampelmenn goods, and lots of tiny souvenirs for cents - outside the central places.

Directions: Kreuzberg, Mitte, online
Theme: Women's Clothes
Website: http://www.cafepress.com//berlin_2006

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 18, 2006
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