Newcomers to this Friedrichshain store would be forgiven for assuming they'd entered a very German deli: the counter is piled with meaty treats, and shelves are laden with tempting baked goodies.
But the stuffing in those sausages isn't quite what you'd expect, because at quirky Aufschnitt ('cold cuts' in German), everything is a fabric-based fabrication.
Plump chorizos and salamis serve as witty cushions and bolsters, while oversized hams make for rather unique bean bags. Even the weighing scales are hand-sewn creations.
There can't be many shopping experiences that are quite this much fun, so whether you're looking for a souvenir with a difference, or just want to savour Aufschnitt's charmingly material world, a visit to one of Berlin's quirkiest stores makes for a deliciously offbeat diversion.
Aufschnitt: Boxhagener Straße 32, 10245 Berlin