Batman Elektronik and its art of spare parts
With a name like 'Batman Elektronik', this store already sounds intriguing.
And besides offering a huge selection of old and new electronic equipment, there's a collection, too, of some of the most extraordinary art you're ever likely to see.
Entirely created with electronic cast-offs, the elaborate sculptural figures, busts and even dresses give a whole new meaning to the idea of multimedia.
Berlin's most unusual art gallery was conceived when owner Muharrem Batman - and yes, that really is his name - convinced his sister Ayse to brighten up the store by decorating old mannequins with leftover computer parts.
Computer chips, valves, wires and circuitry were all used in the intricate, jewel-like designs, which quickly gained a cult following in Berlin and beyond.
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And now, Batman Elektronik is not only regarded as one of the best electronic stores and repair services in town, but receives a constant stream of visitors drawn by the displays of elaborate Elektroschrottkunst (electroscrap art).
Now that's what we call a real superstore.
Opening times: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-4pm