Above: Hackesche Höfe exterior

Berlin’s equivalent of Harrods or Neiman Marcus is Kaufhaus des Westens, affectionately known as KaDeWe, renowned for its excellent food court as much as for its shopping. On this visit, however, I sought out smaller boutiques and quirkier shopping streets in hopes of finding some unique gifts to bring home. I must admit that we came away with more treasures for ourselves than for others!

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