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The traffic lights in Berin have very distinctive "green" and "red" figures on them to indicate... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Vintage1961
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Durham, UK
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A shop dedicated totally to the red and green crossing men/women signals at the traffic lights and... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Julie S
,
York, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Unter den Linden 35, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

The traffic lights in Berin have very distinctive "green" and "red" figures on them to indicate go/stop. This chain of shops has grown up around these & sells a variety of merchandise with these figures as logos - T-shorts, mugs, pencil cases et etc

Thank Vintage1961
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

A shop dedicated totally to the red and green crossing men/women signals at the traffic lights and selling souvenirs. Saw more than one of these shops. The Germans take crossing on a green man very seriously and I believe that you can be fined if...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

It's a cartoon of the figure on the traffic lights. A bit weird but whatever floats your boat. I didn't know this was a thing until we visited.

Thank Vicky L
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Berlin has history lessons in spades and so much you can take home as a souvenir. THe traffic light icones, Ampelman, is a fun gift for any age. The store also carries other items like books and is very well located.

Thank Katrin S
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Even the traffic signals in Berlin look good and what better than this place to go and buy some really cool souvenirs from this shop! Tried the hot chocolate too and it was good!

Thank vidushiagarwal
Reviewed 28 March 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...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little souvenir shop featuring the image of the man on the pedestrian lights. They have a wide range of things to buy, all emblazoned with the green "Walk" man or the red "Don't Walk" man. Good for touristy gifts for the whole family.

Thank NurseRoodaal
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We did most of our take-home shopping at Ampelman. Good range of prices and quirky (as well as useful) thing. Really liked the quirkiness and the slice of old Berlin history. All our gift-receivers were thrilled. There are eight shops around the city, some with...More

Thank HelenJG786
Reviewed 4 December 2016

There are a handful Ampelmann shops and cafes around Berlin including this well-located Flagship at the corner of Unter den Linden and Fredrichstrasse. Opening hours are 9.30am to 10pm (Mon-Sat) and 1pm to 6pm on Sundays. This is where you find souvenirs and general items...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Especially on the most touristic areas of Berlim, there are many shops that sell only stuff based on this icon. Of course, other shops may also seel them. Very easy to find around Alexanderplatz, for example.

Thank g_marianaa
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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
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