A secret vintage toy museum

Onkel Philipp: a beloved Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin toyshop with a secret museum in the basement

With covetable playthings piled right to the ceiling, Onkel Philipp's toy shop and repair service is a much loved Prenzlauer Berg institution (chiefly adored, of course, by kids).

Few realise, however, that it also boasts its very own hidden museum - a vast collection of GDR-era toys packed into the cellar.

Onkel Philipp's toyshop: a huge collection of vintage GDR toys in Berlin's secret museum

Ask Uncle Philipp nicely, and for a small fee he'll let you squeeze through a tiny door (below) to gaze at these colourful treasures.

From toy trains to dolls' houses, board games to cuddly toys, this basement wonderland really feels like every great Christmas conveniently rolled into one.

Hidden entrance to Onkel Philipp's secret toy museum, Berlin

And even if you're a little too large to slither through the rabbit hole, just ask to see a far smaller display of vintage toys handily hung at ceiling height in the main store.

Secret toy museum, Onkel Philipps Berlin

See also:
A cafe that's also a flower store
A palazzo in Prenzlauer Berg
A fairytale balcony

Onkel Philipps Spielzeug Werkstatt: Choriner Strasse 35, 10435 Berlin

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