Tucked behind Südstern church, just off Gneisenaustrasse, lies an unassuming little children’s book shop; Krumulus. The shop is easy to find due to the gaily decorated shop front, and the old-fashioned pram stuffed with books sitting outside. I first dropped in when we moved to the area a couple of years ago, and have been back there a hundred times since for books, gifts, birthday cards, kids print workshops and a browse in its delightful space.
A short walk from Eisenacherstr. U Bahn station in Schöneberg, you'll find Klix. The slightly odd name doesn't truly convey the treasure trove of items that can be found inside.
Berlin has a range of secondhand baby and children's shops selling secondhand clothes, toys, strollers, shoes and pretty much anything child-related that you might need. Here's a list of Berlin's best secondhand baby/kids shops as chosen by a number of Berlin's expat parents, including a little detail about what it is they stock. If you know of a fantastic shop that should be added to the list, feel free to let me know about it, with a little information about why it's so great, in the comments section below this post...
Kids House in Prenzlauer Berg is a surprisingly large treasure trove of high-end baby and children's items. From clothing, to accessories, from nursery furniture, to the most amazing children's bed! If you have a healthy bank balance, then this is the shop for you...
When I first moved to Berlin, I was shocked to find out that (most) supermarkets aren't open on a Sunday here. I guess, having lived in London for 7 years, I had been spoiled with the ability to do my weekly shop pretty much whenever I wanted.
Don't fear though those of you who struggle to fit your food shopping in to the working week. There are some supermarkets in Berlin that are open on a Sunday. They are:
Whilst visiting Charlottenburg recently I came across this adorable baby/children's boutique a short distance from S Bahn Charlottenburg. A delightful mix of clothing, accessories, traditional and modern toys and some really beautiful vintage kids furniture.