Quintessentially Berlin: Ampelmann

Ampelmann. One of the reasons why Berlin is my kind of city, vs. Munich. There is a creative energy to this city.

The featured image I used for this post reminds me of Ampelmann, but was not the real thing. The imagery was so strong, that ZE and I were seeing Ampelmann everywhere!

Little man wearing a hat says it’s ok to walk

Little man says stop
 A pedestrian traffic light with human element to it. I so want to replicate this idea!

There were so many Ampelmann merchandises, but I didn’t see anything that I like nor need. But it’ll always be embedded in my heart …

Buy experience, not things!

Check out the Ampelmann video here.


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.