Moving forward along Valley Street, I spot the first of many (I count 5) stores selling traditional Bavarian Costumes: Dirndl (for women) and Lederhosen (for men). Both are usually associated as the national German costume, but the truth is that they are only a symbol of Bavaria.
A Dirndl is not cheap, a good quality one can cost you a fortune but at the stores in Tal, I have found some from 70€.
I keep walking and I pass by the Electronic Giant Conrad; the German “Boots”, as I like to call it: Müller; the Spanish Bank Santander and a Rewe Supermarket. And just opposite to this last one, another odd store: Conture Make up. This store is a beauty centre for (semi) permanent make up and to my surprise, it is full of customers when I pass by. I am not a fan of tattoos, but I understand and can see the beauty of some in some people. However, when it comes to permanent make up, I have a strong feeling against it. But hey, it has to be something for everybody.
Krapfen are claimed to be typical from Berlin, they are a sort of doughnuts without the middle hole, made of fried yeast dough, filled with marmalade (the original recipe) and with sugar on top.