Those seeking traditional German gifts should look no further than Käthe Wohlfahrt. Since the company founded its Christmas village in the small town of Rothenburg, it has expanded throughout Germany, becoming well known for its delightful festive decorations and handmade souvenirs.
Pay a visit to the Berlin branch to browse handicrafts such as German cuckoo clocks, beer steins and authentic wooden incense burners. Shoppers will also find a selection of teddy bears from Steiff, the famous German toymaker founded in 1880. Käthe Wohlfahrt’s signature Christmas products, available all year round, are the cornerstone of the stores.
The festive range includes tasteful music boxes, handmade advent calendars and miniature wooden train sets. The company’s snow globes are particularly striking; each globe shows snow falling on to a different German town. Invest in the Berlin globe as an ideal souvenir.
Käthe Wohlfahrt, Kurfürstendamm 225-226, 10719 Berlin, +49 (0)9861 4090