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Jünemann’s Pantoffeleck – Key to German Integration

In an unassuming basement shop on Torstrasse you’ll find a small family run workshop that’s been turning out handmade comfy house shoes for generations.

In Germany – as in most civilized countries – it is customary to take your street shoes off when entering a home. And those bare, altbau parquet floors might be beautiful, but they won’t keep your feet warm. So, while it might feel like a geriatric thing to do, get yourself a pair of felt house shoes and you’ll be two steps further away from that integration disaster you were in danger of becoming. Just wait, stay here long enough and you might even start bringing them with you when you visit a friend’s home. Then you really have become German.

They come in a variety of colors and styles, though the orange plaid, backless version is the classic. And the price – around € 10 – for handmade workmanship is unbeatable! Pick up a couple of pairs for the folks back home, they don’t need to know how cheap you are. Well, they probably already do…

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Torstrasse 39, Berlin

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00


Slippers from: € 10.20


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)