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Places to visit in Berlin?
July 25, 2005
12:09 am
sam
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hi! I am going on hoilday to Berlin next month for 10 days, and so does anybody know of any worthy chocolatiers / patisseries that is worth a visit? I would really appreciate every advise! Thank you!!

July 25, 2005
5:17 am
Masur
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This is a list with a few of the best chocolatiers/chocolate shops in Berlin. Follow the links to find out more about the chocolatiers/chocolate.

I’ve done a little research but never bin there yet. This is my short list:

[url="http://www.estrellas-chocolaterie.com/"]Estrellas Chocolatrie[/url]
Akazienstr. 21
10823 Berlin

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Sells their own flavoured chocolate and bars from Domori, Michel Cluizel and a few other brands. Her you can buy pastry.
   
[url="http://www.fassbender-rausch.de/"]Fassbender & Rausch[/url]
Charlottenstraße 60
10117 Berlin

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A nice cafe owned by chocolate manufacture Rausch. In the shop you can buy bars and pralines.
  
[url="http://www.intveld.de/"]In’t Veld Schokoladen[/url]
Dunckerstraße 10
10437 Berlin
 
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Often recommended in this forum. Stocks bars from most of the best real chocolate brands. Probably the best chocolate shop in Germany.

Other chocolate shops in Berlin:

Confiserie Melanie
Goethestr. 4
10623 Berlin 

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A small deli store where you can buy their own pralines and bars from all over the world.
    
[url="http://www.docura-berlin.de/"]Docura Süßwaren[/url]  
Zossener Str. 20
10961 Berlin

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Two sweets shops in Berlin and a special internet shop with delivery in Germany (www.schokoladengourmet.com). Sells real chocolate and mainstream chocolate.

[url="http://www.nibscacao.de/"]Nibs cacao[/url]
Bleibtreustraße 46
10623 Berlin

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Here you can buy chocolate and pralines erc.

I’ve checked the links provided by Alex and added a fewe new shops:

[url="http://www.berliner-kaffeeroesterei.de/"]Berliner Kaffeerösterei[/url]
Uhlandstraße 173
10719 Berlin

Erich Hamann KG / Bittere Schokoladen 
Chocolatier
Brandenburgische Straße 17
10707 Berlin

[url="http://www.galeries-lafayette.de/"]Galeries Lafayette[/url]
Friedrichstraße 76 – 78
101 17 Berlin

[url="http://www.kadewe.de /"]KaDeWe, Kaufhaus des Westens[/url]
Tauentzienstraße 21-24
10789 Berlin

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
July 25, 2005
10:17 am
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definitely in’t veld.

(see also: [url="http://www.seventypercent.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=55"]Berlin[/url] and [url="http://www.seventypercent.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=451"]Berlin[/url])

July 25, 2005
11:38 pm
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My God! The website design for Estrellas Chocolatrie is absolutely awesome! I’d visit there just because it is so inspiring! I’d also visit In’t veld – sounds really good. And I’d try to fit in all the others too. I just love visiting chocolate shops (also patisseries). My eyes twinkle like a child’s…
Thanks guys.

July 26, 2005
1:37 am
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I found that web-site to be extremely uninformative and annoyingly user-unfriendly. Sure, the graphics and design are nice, but you’re essentially presented with a large constellation map without guidance as to which subsection each constellation is. After randomly clicking on images and reading various poetic blurbs, I gave up out of frustration. Maybe I am missing something, but please explain how this relates to chocolate:

“100% Penguin-approved
The Penguin – Glacial survivor most efficient energy
storing system : depot in mantle layers to provision
growing-up prevent nervous breakdowns.
Survives in ice-cold environments”

Perhaps a very indirect reference to chocolate storage?

July 26, 2005
10:01 am
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yeah, i like the look of the site, but share your opinion, monte. i gave up frustrated after a while too.

July 26, 2005
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Site design is magical and absolutely uninformative.It’s a change from all the stuff you see, and i appreciate the humor, and look at it as a point, if one’s not aiming to sell on-line. The problem i see is the image – slightly old New Age, spiritual and poetic world of private jokes and literaturian witisism. Decadent, all in smoke and never very clean. How close is chocolate?
Just wonder now how the shop looks like, actually.

July 26, 2005
2:16 pm
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Yeah, quite messy site!

"I`ve got lots of friends in San José. Do you know the way to San José?"
July 26, 2005
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To see a picture of the shop:
Double click on the text “Estrellas Chocolatrie” (in the bottom of the intro picture, slightly to the right).

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
July 26, 2005
4:27 pm
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I saw that picture too, which is perhaps the only indication that one is viewing a web-site about chocolate.

Ellie, I think you’re evaluating this a little too much [;)] Clearly, the majority of average consumers isn’t going to share the same viewpoint as you. People don’t want to guess what they’re buying or what product this company has to offer. If I were an average Tom, Dick, or Harry, I would feel as if they were trying to hide something, perhaps inferior products behind a dazzling display of web-works. Therefore, it could be viewed as a lure to sucker you into visiting their shop. If they truly wanted to poke fun at the business, they could find another way to do so rather than potentially shy people away from their own company by offering viewers with that sort of choppy presentation.

July 27, 2005
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Oh no, i just saw the picture of the shop masur found – oh so dissapointingly boring looking… It doesn’t look magical like the website atall!! Hm, second thoughts on wether to bother visiting it… Oh well…

July 27, 2005
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The owner of Estrellas Chocolaterie, Esther Kurtz, creates her chocolates such as perfums using only the finest ingredients. No artificial flavors added.
I think this “boring” shop is worth a visit.

Another option is Leysieffer Confiserie with a few shops in Berlin. Alex can tell you more.

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
July 27, 2005
10:18 am
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hm, i don’t really hold leysieffer in such high esteem. if you have the time, stop by and pick up a bar of theirs. preferably a kuba. they’re better known for their pralines.

i can really highly recommend that visit to in’t veld. really cool looking store and full of chocolate life. nice atmosphere, the prices are good too. the cafe next door is so-so.

July 27, 2005
6:08 pm
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I just went out to get a fold-out map of Berlin! I’m gonna mark all of these on it with my fat red marker!! If the Estrellas is in the area I’m visiting i’d make sure to pop in. Oh, it’s soo exciting. But my not-so-in-to-chocolate partner is gonna suffer, poor thing…!! Thanks for the tips guys. I knew I can depend on this forum members!