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Ampelmann Shop

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Address: Rosenthaler Str. 40-41, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 30 44048801
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Ampelmannchen is one of the few things that survived the fall of the...

The Ampelmannchen is one of the few things that survived the fall of the Wall in 1989. Meanwhile, the Ampelmann has become a Berlin ambassador.

This was assured by the company AMPELMANN. In addition to the AMPELMANN Restaurant there is a cafe and six shops, where every visitor will find a piece of Berlin to take home with.

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I Love Ampelmann

To know Ampelmann is to love Ampelmann. It's impossible to come to Berlin and not come across East Berlin's most beloved icon. Luckily they have several Ampelmann shops where you... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Mike G
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

To know Ampelmann is to love Ampelmann. It's impossible to come to Berlin and not come across East Berlin's most beloved icon. Luckily they have several Ampelmann shops where you can get souvenirs. I bought some refrigerator magnets and still smile whenever I look at them.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

There are plenty of shops like this one in Berlim. The icon is a cute man, that appears on the pedestrian lights of the city. There are many options of souvenirs made in its shape, but I found them a bit expensive.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

DW and I wanted something unusual for a souvenir of our stay in Berlin. We had learned, while in Vienna, that Austria uses their crosswalk signage as a way of advancing and/or recognizing social change (e.g., showing same-sex couples), which was interesting. In Berlin, we learned that one of the only artifacts from East Germany that was retained after the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

How can you not stop in to pick up an Ampelmann shirt? Then you get to explain it when you wear it around town back home. A neat story and a bit of cold war history.

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NY
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Reviewed April 30, 2016

It is always difficult to find souvenirs to bring as gifts. But items with the Ampleman logo seem ideal. In a world where the large chain stores with the same old merchandise are everywhere, this cute little guy on Tshirts or tea towels makes a nice souvenir with a story to share.

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

When visiting Berlin at Christmastime, we learned all about Ampelmann (the figure on the lights at the street crossings) and visited the shop on the way to Gendarmermarkt Christmas market.(It's situated right across the street from the square) This shop is wonderful and has all kinds of cute items for all ages. Not just souvenirs but also things that are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

This shop is another one of those other quintessentially German things that you have to visit. The shops are very cute and pretty but quite pricey. I bought a hoody for 40 euros.

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Velingrad, Bulgaria
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Wonderful place to rest a bit and catch your breath. Good coffee, even the mineral bottle gas the cheerful Green man on its label. Tasty bi-i-i-g cookies.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed August 23, 2015

There's a huge range on offer, too, with something for everyone featuring this little crossing light man, one of the greatest symbols of Berlin. I purchased a sports bag and 'Do Not Disturb'-style door sign and the quality of both seems very good. I shopped in the Karl-Liebknecht-Straße store near the TV Tower, but there are quite a few dotted... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I was ignorant about the Ampelmann until finding this store. It is a nice store and Ampelmann's story is so inspiring :)

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