The pedestrian zone in the München city center is a very good place to go shopping for a couple of hours. World class shops -- in wonderful old buildings -- are almost door-to-door and there is plenty of choice of good bars with sunny terraces. It is the perfect place for people watching. It is unbelievable that everything you see was destroyed in the second world war. Credits to the Germans, who have restored their Bavarian capital beautifully!
There 's much more to Munich than Oktoberfest and the city 's reputation as the beer-brewing capital.
This isn't a shop, but a market place ... exactly Munich's largest market. The flair is gigantic, and strolling around there always makes you hungry. Most of the times I then buy a piece of cheese on one of the stands, a piece of bread on the next one, put it together and sit somewhere having my pic-nic.
What to buy: You mainly buy (excotic) fruit, herbs, cheese, sausages or flowers there. You may also find a bakery, a beergarden besides and a soup kitchen, which serves excellent food.
Ludwig Beck's some kind of department store, that's "always been there" ... I mean my Mum took me there before I was able to think. So ... what makes it so special? It has always been there. Ludwig Beck don't only sell trendy fashion of famous brands, they've got there own brand as well, that's very good. Besides from clothes they have got one of the best CD stores I have seen in Germany - beware: NO MAINSTREAM! but a lot of classical stuff, Jazz and the part I like best: world music!
What to buy: Another part I like a lot is the Papeterie ... there you can buy a whole lot of different sheets of paper for letters and envelops, boxes made of cartonage and so on.
What to pay: A lot ... maybe too much?