We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Ampelmann Shop

#13 of 196 Shopping in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Mitte
As featured in Beautiful Berlin!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Rosenthaler Str. 40-41, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 44048801
Website
Today
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 140 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Come on, he's cute.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
choppes1
,
Eugene, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 39: English reviews
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
70 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank choppes1
NY
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank rootless
Helsingborg, Sweden
Level Contributor
179 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank MissDRM
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank Grake L
Velingrad, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Helpful?
Thank IrinaSr
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
374 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank phutty
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 :)

Helpful?
Thank Serdar A
Level Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Well - What can I say? What a good marketing experience to base a whole shop full of goodies on the red and green men that keep us safe on the roads. Loved the experience and loved the films showing the different traffic light men in different parts of the world. My favourite was the Chinese men who start by... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul F
Sofia, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It is one of those not typical shops where you can buy "different" souvenirs. Do inside to have a look!

Helpful?
Thank Sheytanova
North Shields, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My daughter went to this shop on her school trip and she bought the Green man...she would love the RED one , it's not expensive....but the postage to the UK is crazy....anyone going over - can you get me one please.

Helpful?
Thank Dave B

Travelers who viewed Ampelmann Shop also viewed

 

Been to Ampelmann Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ampelmann Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
Explore this neighborhood