11 Original Berlin souvenirs and gift ideas

11 Original Berlin souvenirs and gift ideas

Do you know someone who is a big fan of the city Berlin? Or are you looking for something cool to remind you of your stay or trip to Berlin? Today we selected 10 of the coolest Berlin souvenirs to help you when you are looking for gift-ideas or products which are related to Berlin.

11 Original Souvenirs from Berlin

Berlin is an inspiring city. Many people took and still take this city as an inspiration for their products or services (movies for example). If you are looking for a souvenir from Berlin, you can obviously chose a mini-Brandenburger Tor or a key-ring which everybody has and is quite boring. But why not buy a real original and useful Berlin-souvenirs? Below you can find 10 souvenirs which you might not have thought of yourself?

 

1. Monopoly Berlin

This is my favorite Berlin-related souvenir which I have found so far. Totally different than a useless key ring or a t-shirt which will be too small after washing it once. Monopoly Berlin is the original Monopoly game but instead of the traditional streets you will find the larger streets of Berlin on the board. Who does not want to cruise over Kurfurstendamm, Kottbusser Tor of Hermannplatz or build some hotels on Platz der Luftbrucke? It is all possible in this Monopoly Berlin-edition. The price of this souvenir is a bit higher but if you are looking for gift idea which will really be used once in a while, Monopoly Berlin might be a great choice for you.

Monopoly Berlin Souvenir

Monopoly Berlin Souvenir

Name: Monopoly Berlin
Price: 49,90
Target-group: All grown-ups
Buy this souvenir now (on Amazon): Monopoly Berlin


 

2. Beer-collection gift idea

A gift idea or souvenir I personally would like to receive is a selection of German beers. Especially people who do not live in Germany but love Berlin, will be very pleased to receive a collection of beers which are not for sale in their home country. Off course you have to include brands like Berliner Kindl and Berliner Pilsner but people also love the special beers from Bavaria and other parts of Germany. You can buy beers in every supermarket or Spätkauf in Berlin but also online at Amazon or in supermarkets like Kaiser’s, Edeka or Real.

You can decide yourself how expensive you want this gift-idea to be: You can choose between an 11-bottles crate or a 20-bottles crate and the prices of the beers itself also differ 0,30€ and 2€. Keep in mind that it is most convenient to bring this Berlin-souvenir with you if you travel by car.

Beer as a gift or souvenir from Berlin

Beer as a gift or souvenir from Berlin

Name: Berliner Beer selection
Price: 5-15 euro
Target-group: Beer-lovers
Link to Product: Beer Collection from Germany

 

3. Book: Absolut Berlin

A book about a city in which you have lived for a while or love to visit is always a nice souvenir. There are many books about Berlin, but one of the coolest books I have read in the last years is Absolut Berlin written by Axel Schock. A while ago I published an article with unusual facts about Berlin, this article was based on the book Absolut Berlin. The book is actually a summary of a lot of interesting and unexpected facts about Berlin. If you want to buy a book about Berlin you can also have a look in my article about eight great books about Berlin written by insiders.

Absolut Berlin - Axel Schock

Absolut Berlin – Axel Schock

Name: Absolut Berlin
Price: 16,90 Euro
Target-group: Everybody who can read
Link to the product: Absolut Berlin

 

4. Calling Berlin – Paul Kalkbrenner (DVD)

If you like the clubs in Berlin, you will also love the dvd Calling Berlin from Paul Kalkbrenner. Paul Kalkbrenner is one of the most famous DJs from Germany and in this movie you will hear a lot of his music, see some berliner clubs and laugh a lot about the funny behavior of Kalkrenner himself. I already mentioned this movie in my article about the 5 must-see movies from Berlin. Any other movie in that article might also be an alternative as a gift or souvenir from Berlin.

A great Berlin souvenir: Calling Berlin from Paul Kalkbrenner

A great Berlin souvenir: Calling Berlin from Paul Kalkbrenner

Name: Calling Berlin – Paul Kalkbrenner
Price: 7€
Target-group: Movie & Music Lovers
Link to this souvenir: Berlin Calling – Paul Kalkbrenner

5. Berliner Luft (Liquor)

If you have been living in Berlin for a while, you probably tried Berliner Luft at least once. This alcoholic drink is very popular because it tastes quite good and is not as strong as shots like Tequila, Sambuca or Jaegermeister. Berliner Luft is also very cheap: You can buy a bottle for about 6 Euro and it is actually a great souvenir for everybody who has a connection to Berlin. If I celebrate my birthday, at least one of my friends will bring a bottle of Luft. It brings up all the good memories of parties in Berlin.

Berliner Luft Gift Idea

Berliner Luft Gift Idea

Name: Berliner Luft
Price: Normal bottle 5-7 Euro, XXL-Bottle 10 Euro
Target-group: Everybody who likes a drink and is 18+
Link to this souvenir XXL Bottle Berliner Luft

 

6. Berlin Beanie

Buying clothing as a souvenir is always a bit of a risk. Often the quality is not very good and you will most likely not be the only person who has a shirt which says “I Love Berlin”. But the Berlin Beanie in the picture below is a exception: The quality is great and I have not seen one tourist with this Beanie since I live in Berlin. The price is reasonable and it will definitely be a souvenir from Berlin you will wear during the winter-months.

Berlin Beanie

Berlin Beanie as gift idea

Name: Berlin Beanie
Price: 24,90
Target-group: Everybody
Link to the product: Beanie Berlin

 

7. Hipster sunglasses

A funny and cheap souvenir from Berlin could be something which has to do with being a hipster. There are these funny hats, interesting shirts and the real hipster-sunglasses. I found these on Locafox when I was surfing the web looking for souvenirs from Berlin. In my opinion it is a pretty cool gift-idea for only 10 Euros and easy to take with you.

Hipster glassesThe hipster sunglasses are also a great gift-idea from Berlin

Name: Hipster Glasses
Price: 10
Target-group: (Wannabe) Hipsters
Link to this souvenir: Hipster Zonnebril

8. Hertha BSC fanshop

Unfortunately the city of Berlin does not have the greatest soccer-team like AC Milan, Barcelona or Ajax Amsterdam. But still, every boy will love a souvenir which reminds him off a football-match in Berlin. Hertha BSC is the best soccer-team in Berlin and they have a very good fanshop. You can buy anything you want and decide yourself how much you want to spend.

Another great idea might be to give somebody tickets to a game of Hertha BSC. Maybe chose the match against Bayern Munchen and see the winners of the Champions-League play? Tickets can be bought on the website of Hertha BSC.

Hertha FanshopGreat Berlin-souvenirs for a soccer-lover
Name: Hertha Bsc souvenirs
Price: 5 – 100 Euro
Target-Group: Soccer lovers
Link to the products: www.herthashop.de

 

9. Gym Bag “Keep Calm and Love Berlin”

Turnbeutel are very popular in Berlin. Specially the hip Berliner people walk around with these light bags which are called Turnbeutel in German. You can find these bags with a lot of funny texts and images on them. Obviously it is a great and cheap gift idea or souvenir for everybody who has lived in Berlin or just loves the city. We choose the gym bag with the text “Keep calm and Love Berlin” but obviously you can choose any other bag as well.

Bag Souvenir Keep Calm Berlin

Bag Souvenir Keep Calm Berlin

Name: Gym Bag (Turnbeutel)
Price: 12,90€
Target Group: Hip Berlin Lovers
Link to the product:Bag – Keep Calm and Love Berlin

 

10. Lonely Planet Berlin

Besides the book Absolut Berlin it is always great to own the Lonely Planet of a travel-destination you like. If you love Berlin you probably planning to come back soon and the Lonely Planet is the best travel-guide out there. Besides that it is also cool to own the guide as a souvenir because there are plenty of pictures in it to remind you of the city. The travel-guide costs 17,95€ on Amazon and therefore it is also a very affordable souvenir.

Lonely Planet Berlin

Lonely Planet Berlin

Name: Lonely Planet Berlin (book)
Price: 17,95€
Interesting for: Everybody who can read
Link to this book: Lonely Planet Berlin

11. 3D Puzzle Brandenburger Tor

If you are looking for a great gift idea for a creative person you might want to consider checking out this 3D puzzle from the Brandenburger Tor or another attraction in Berlin. If people like to do something and get reminded of their time in Berlin, this is a great present. After finishing the puzzle you can put it somewhere in the house as a reminder of a great time in Berlin. The price is 27,

Berlin 3d Puzzle Brandenburger Tor
3D Puzzle Brandenburger Tor
Name: 3D Puzzle Brandenburger Tor
Price: 27,90€
Target Group: Everybody
Link to this souvenir: Brandenburger Tor 3D Puzzle

Summary of gift-ideas and Berlin-Souvenirs

In the end the perfect souvenir from Berlin really depends on your budget and your preferences. The prices differ a lot but we can be quite sure that it is cheaper to buy the products on internet than in a souvenir-shop at Kurfurstendamm. If you are searching for a guy you might want to consider the beer-collection or a Hertha BSC product. If you are interested in cheaper Berlin-souvenirs I would suggest the DVD Calling Berlin or the bag and if you want something creative you can buy the 3D Puzzle or the Monopoly Berlin-edition-

If you have any suggestions for souvenirs from Berlin, please let me know.



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Job van Hardeveld
Written by Job van Hardeveld

My Name is Job and I moved to Berlin in January 2012. Since a couple of years I am writing about cool spots, great parties and awesome places in Berlin. Hope you like my blog, leave a comment if you have a question!

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    June 19, 2017

    After five years of planning, I’m finally flying to Berlin tomorrow from Las Vegas. I want to find out if thare are any small statues of the Brandenburger Tor that I can bring back for my friends.

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      June 19, 2017

      Yeah you can buy them in most souvenir-shops in the area around Branenburger Tor. Good luck!

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    February 27, 2017

    Where can I get a pilsner beer glass with the Berlin coat of arms on it as I mine broke on the trip back from Berlin

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      February 28, 2017

      Hi Bernadette,

      I am not totally sure what you mean, could you maybe send me a link or image from the souvenir?

      Thanks in advance!

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    November 25, 2016

    my friends will be in Berlin tomorrow from Illinois. I love the cloth tote bags. When can I find the most cheapest bags. I love them from.all department stores too. Thank you for your time.

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      December 01, 2016

      Hi Donna,

      I am not sure where you would get them for the lowest price. Normally the internet has a very fair price.

      Good luck!

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    October 27, 2016

    Hi Job

    Can you recommend an evening out (dinner and drinks) for 2 young seniors exploring Berlin for the first time mid November 2016.

    thanks
    Annie

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Annie,

      it depends a lot on your preferences: We really like the area around the Simon-Dach-Straße in Friedrichshain.

      Maybe go there and just check out the menus of some restaurants.

      Have fun!

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    October 22, 2016

    Thank u Job! My husband is leaving for Berlin on a short business trip so your info shld be really helpful to him as he won’t hv much time to go around shopping.
    Thanks again, keep blogging!

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      October 31, 2016

      Hi Annie,

      happy to hear the souvenirs and gifts were useful to you!

      Best wishes!

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