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? In this article we have listed 11 original Berlin souvenirs which are perfect when you are looking for gift-ideas or products which are related to Berlin.
Souvenirs from Berlin
Berlin is an inspiring city. Many people take this city as an inspiration for their products, services or productions. We already published articles with some of the best books and movies related to Berlin which prove this point. If you are looking for a souvenir from Berlin, you can obviously visit a souvenir-shop at the Friedrichstraße and spend way too much money on something useless. Or you could buy one of the Berlin-souvenirs listed below and actually make someone happy with something useful.
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 most famous 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.
Name: Monopoly Berlin
Target-group: All grown-ups
Buy this souvenir 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 and if you need something on a Sunday you can always quickly visit a Spätkauf which are basically open 24 hours a day.
The good thing about this Berlin-related gift-idea is that you can decide yourself how expensive you want it to be: You can buy a six-pack, a small crate of 11-bottles or a bigger one with 20-bottles. The beers itself also differ in price between 0,30€ and 3€. Keep in mind that it is most convenient to bring this Berlin-souvenir with you if you travel by car.
Name: Berliner Beer selection
Price: 5-30 euro
Buy this souvenir on Amazon: Beer Collection from Germany
3. Berlin S-Bahn Shower Curtain
A very original and useful souvenir related to Berlin is the S-Bahn Shower Curtain which you can see on the image below. If you like Berlin, one of the most important things to remember will be the S and U-bahn stations. Personally I always know where people live when they tell me which station is close to their house.
This souvenir from Berlin will enable you to study the S-Bahn in Berlin every time you are in the bathroom. You can already pick places you want to visit the next time you visit Berlin and you can tell people where you stayed or where the best clubs in Berlin could be found.
The S-Bahn of Berlin can also be used on other souvenirs like a pillow-case, poster, pencil case or fleece-blanket
Name: S-Bahn Shower Curtain
Link to the product: Google Link
4. 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 interesting 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.
Name: Absolut Berlin
Price: 16,90 Euro
Target-group: Everybody who can read
Link to the product: Absolut Berlin
5. Calling Berlin – Paul Kalkbrenner (DVD)
If you like to party in Berlin, you will absolutely 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 behaviour of Kalkrenner himself.
I already mentioned Calling Berlin 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-idea from Berlin.
Name: Calling Berlin – Paul Kalkbrenner
Target-group: Movie & Music Lovers
Link to this souvenir: Berlin Calling – Paul Kalkbrenner
6. Berliner Luft (Liquor)
If you have been living in Berlin for a while, you probably tried a shot of 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, Wodka or Jaegermeister. Berliner Luft is also quite 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 Berliner Luft as a present. It brings up all the good memories of parties in Berlin. There are a lot of different variations and special editions of the drink Berliner Luft as you can see on the image above.
Name: Berliner Luft
Price: Between 6-12€
Target-group: Everybody who likes a drink and is 18+
Link to this souvenir XXL Bottle Berliner Luft
7. Hertha BSC fanshop
Unfortunately the city of Berlin does not have a very successfull football-team like AC Milan, Barcelona or Arsenal. 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 proper fanshop with plenty of cool souvenirs and gadgets. 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 choose the match against Bayern München to make sure you see some very high-class players perform? Tickets can be bought on the website of Hertha BSC.
Name: Hertha Bsc souvenirs
Price: 5 – 100 Euro
Target-Group: Soccer lovers
Link to the products: www.herthashop.de
8. Gym Bag “Keep Calm and Love Berlin”
Gym Bags 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. Also fascinating places like clubs, bars and restaurants sometimes sell them
Obviously it is a great and cheap gift idea for everybody who has lived in Berlin or just loves the city. We chose the gym bag with the text “Keep calm and Love Berlin” but obviously you can choose any other bag as well.
Name: Gym Bag (Turnbeutel)
Target Group: Any Berlin Lovers
Link to the product: Bag – Keep Calm and Love Berlin
9. Lonely Planet Berlin
Besides the book Absolut Berlin it is always great to own the Lonely Planet of a travel-destination you love. 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 of places like Alexanderplatz, Brandenburger Tor and the TV-Tower. The travel-guide costs 17,95€ on Amazon but you can also buy a used version of the book and it will become an even cheaper souvenir from Berlin.
Name: Lonely Planet Berlin (book)
Interesting for: Everybody
Link to this book: Lonely Planet Berlin
10. 3D Puzzle Brandenburger Tor
If you are looking for a gift idea for a creative person you might want to consider checking out this 3D puzzle from the Brandenburger Tor. If people like to do something and get reminded of their time in Berlin at the same time, this present will be appreciated.
After finishing the puzzle you can put it somewhere in the house as a reminder of your time in Berlin. Besides the Brandenburger Tor there are also puzzles and 3D-Puzzles of other landmarks in Berlin.
Name: 3D Puzzle Brandenburger Tor
Target Group: Everybody
Link to this souvenir: Brandenburger Tor 3D Puzzle
11. Hipster sunglasses
A funny and cheap souvenir from Berlin could be something which has to do with being a hipster. In the end there are plenty of hipsters in Berlin and therefore this souvenir will always remember you of the city.
Personally we like the hipster-sunglasses most because they are useful and not expensive. Although most of the products in this list with souvenirs from Berlin can be bought online, we would suggest buying these sunglasses in one of the shopping-areas in Berlin. You can fit the glasses and actually check the mirror if they look good on you.
Name: Hipster Glasses
Link to this souvenir: Hipster Zonnebril
Gift-ideas and Berlin-Souvenirs
In the end the perfect souvenir from Berlin really depends on your budget and your preferences. The prices of all the souvenirs in this list differ from a few euros to as high as 50€. If you are searching for a young person you might want to consider the beer-collection or something from the Hertha BSC fanclub. For girls the Hipster-Glasses, the shower-curtain or one of the books might be a good idea. If you are interested in cheaper Berlin-souvenirs I would suggest the DVD Calling Berlin or the gym bag.
If you have any suggestions for souvenirs from Berlin, please let us know.