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Gifts and Souvenirs from Germany

What to Get in Germany


Looking for a great gift or souvenir from Germany and need some inspiration?
Here are 8 unique and classic gifts that are made in Germany. You can pick them up in Germany on your travels, but if you don't want to pack them, just buy them online.

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care

Dr.Hauschka Rose Cream
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Give the gift of beauty and well-being: Women from all over the world love Dr. Hauschka's natural skin care from Germany.
Dr. Hauschka follows a holistic approach to skin care and only uses organic ingredients, and all their products are free from preservatives; my favorite is their rose day cream.

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Birkenstock Shoes

Birkenstock Shoes from Germany
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Birkenstock shoes have been manufactured in Germany since 1774; with their contoured cork and rubber foot bed, they are comfortable and healthy. But did you know that the "Birks" are also trendy? They come in such fresh colors as plum, stone blue, or passion flower, and you can choose between many different designs.

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Hummel Figurines

Hummel Figurine from Germany
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The German porcelain factory W. Goeble closed down at the end of 2008, which makes these little collectibles even more valuable.
Designed after the drawings of the German nun Maria Innocentia Hummel, every character is handcrafted; this process takes several weeks and makes every figurine unique – and definitely cute.

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Schiesser Underwear

Schiesser Underwear from Germany
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German engineering at its finest: Schiesser has been one of Germany's leading manufacturers of high-quality men's underwear and swimwear for over 125 years. Schiesser even brought back the "fine ribbed" tighty whity to Germany.


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Steiff Toys

Steiff Teddybear from Germany
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The lovely stuffed animals from Steiff not only put a smile on children's faces, but also on those of worldwide collectors. The Steiff Teddy Bear is made only out of the finest materials, such as felt, mohair, and woven plush. Make sure your plush toy has the Steiff trademark, the original "button in ear" that keeps imitations at bay.

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Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale Book

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales from Germany
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The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales include such classics as Snow White, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. Give this story book to a child or the young at heart: No matter what age, it is always magical to conjure up the Germany of old times with its mysterious forests, romantic castles and medieval villages.

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Cuckoo Clock

Cuckoo Clock
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The cuckoo clock is THE signature gift from Germany. You can spice this gift up by choosing a more contemporary model: The cuckoo clocks of today come in bold colors and modern designs, and some are even made out of stainless steel.

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German Rail Pass

Train in the Alps, Germany
Markus Hoppe

The German Rail Pass is a practical gift for everybody who wants to explore Germany. With this pass, you can travel throughout Germany for 4 to 10 days within a period of one month, and even make stops in Austria and Switzerland. You can purchase the German Rail Pass at any train station or travel agency in Germany, or online.

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