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A great, unexpected find in the touristy area surrounding Checkpoint Charlie is boxoffberlin a/k/a bob. It's an amazing mix of an design store, art gallery and espresso bar. The store offers extraordinary souvenirs and cool gifts made by local...more
We had read reviews suggesting that this was a great place to buy souvenirs designed by local artists, but we were still blown away by the beautiful objects on display. Make sure you come here before visiting any other shops in the area. Great service,...More
I was looking for souvenirs/gift and came across this store. It was a decent store with lots of varieties of souvenirs. I end up only getting post cards, but they were my favourite post cards in Berlin, very unique ones.
Stephan S, Inhaber at Boxoffberlin, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018
Hello edwinaaj, thank you for the nice feedback.
many greetings, Stephan from bob
This store has a lot of quality itens and gifts from berlin, highly recomend it!! It is also in a very good location but the man in the front desk was not friendly at allMore
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Stephan S, Inhaber at Boxoffberlin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016
Thank you for taking the time to review the boxoffberlin. We truly value the opinions of our customers and we are happy that you like our range of goods. I apologize that we wasn't as friendly as we normaly are (please see our other reviews)....More
We always visit BoxOffBerlin when in the city now (now on our 7th trip to Berlin). Stephan is a friendly guy and has some very interesting artwork from various local artists and designers. It's not you usual cheap tacky souvenirs which you can get in...More
1 Thank LeeAndLinsey
Stephan S, Inhaber at Boxoffberlin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2015
Dear Lee, dear Linsey,
It is always a pleasure to meet people like you, who are really interested in design and curious about the art scene of Berlin. I remember your last visit at bob, our inspiring conversation and the pictures you showed to me....More
BY FAR the best souvenir/gift shop in Berlin! It's full of creative, interesting, and extremely unique gifts and souvenirs made by local artists. We spent a good hour in the shop and could have easily stayed more! The shop owner was also extremely friendly and...More
1 Thank Nenad S
Stephan S, Inhaber at Boxoffberlin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2015
Hope to see you again next time.
Best wishes, Stephan
This shop has stuff made from different designers and artists from Berlin and the rest of the world. Go here if you want a souvenir that is indeed special and different from the mainstream and ugly "I love Berlin"-stuff! The Owner was very friendly and...More
1 Thank Sarah J
Stephan S, Inhaber at Boxoffberlin, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2015
Thank you for the nice review. I hope to see you, when you come to Berlin again.
Best regards, Stephan from bob
Loved this place, I could have spent hours in there.
Bought my self 2 great little prints from a local artist.
Well done Ariana & Stephan de bob
1 Thank Jan-Michael B
Stephan S, Inhaber at Boxoffberlin, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015
Hope to see you if you are in Berlin again.
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Berlin's revolutionary heart and immigrant roots can both be found in Kreuzberg, but this central neighbourhood is beginning a new chapter. In the 1950s and '60s, Turkish guest workers settled around Kottbusser Tor, while in the 1980s and '90s, rambunctious squatters and artists gathered to live a carefree life here. An old hospital even became a hotspot of riots between squatters and police. Today
you can still find the best kebabs in town and many underground clubs, but a lot has changed as well. The hospital has been transformed into an art center, and increasingly you will find new urban cafés, restaurants and designer shops. Rising housing prices and gentrification threaten the spirit of this area along the Spree River, but the neighbourhood’s legacy is upheld by a very engaged community fighting to preserve its rebellious identity.