i found it really difficult to find a pairs of birkenstock in munich. so far, this shop have the most design compare to rest of the shop esp the girl's collection. it is located at south of viktualian market, abt 100 meter after the cross the road at the traffic light.
other place that you can buy is 1)south of the Hugendubel Bookstore in Marienplatz 2) in kaushof , one of the big mall in marienplatz.
but like i say, colour and design is very limited, so best bet is in Schuh Seibl
This really is a must see for all you foodies.
We took lunch there on two occasions.
1st time for wonderful sausages, potato rostis and pretzels.
2nd time for the great seafood and some Reisling. Spotted a lovely old couple with a huge plate of Oysters which made me smile - shame I was leaving this day or I would have tried some for sure.
I must go here again during the warmer months... this is the kinda place you could spend the whole day just eating, drinking, people watching! Fantastic.
What to buy: Fruit, vegetables, cheeses, spices - you name it they have it.
What to pay: A little more expensive than normal to shop here I believe, the smaller food markets around the city are more reasonably priced.
A great place to head for to start your shopping trip.
Very central and leads off to many streets with all the variety of shops you could dream of.
Oh and some great historical buildings, restaurants and museums within the area too.
What to buy:
You must stop in to any one of the stores that sells beer steins. Germany is known for their beer steins and coo-coo clocks. I have a whole collection of them from different parts of Germany. We used to drink out of them when I was younger, now they are on display.
What to pay: You can pay anywhere from 20 euros to 250 euros. It is up to you!
Galeria Kaufhof is a nationwide German department store.
They were founded in something like 1846 and have stores in all major cities throughout Germany.
The proper name of the chain is "Kaufhof Warenmarkt AG". Fairly recently, 1980's, they adopted the "Galeria" prefix.
Nowadays they are known coloquially as either Galeria, or Kaufhof, or Galeria Kaufhof.
There are four stores in Munich. Two in the city center at Marienplatz & Karlsplatz_Stachus, one in Rotkreuzplatz, and one out at OEZ_Olympia_Shopping_Center
What to buy: They stock all the goods that you'd expect of department stores. I.e. clothing, electricals, household, games, groceries, and so on.
Great shop to by very cheap bayern clotthes; mainly second hand but of an incredibly diversity and quality! Il you try one of these clothes, you cannot leave without it!
Well, that was my case...I bought there my white dirndl and two shirts !
What to buy: All the elements of the typical bayern costume!
What to pay: -8 euros for a nice man or woman 's shirt
-20 euros for a nice complete dress
-12 euros for a skirt
Tucked in a semi-obscure street behind the Rathaus, Alois Dallmayr excites visiting relatives very much. They would find so much yummy and pretty stuff to bring home, and eachtime they would lament that they should have gone there EARLIER, then they wouldn't have to worry about souvenirs anymore.
I love the shop too, but it's a little pricey. It's like you pay for the pretty sights of food too. But if you have the cash, hey this is your place.
What to buy: Pralines, Riesling, Marmalade, Weisswurst in cans.
You can also buy small portion of of the yummy food to eat for snack! Don't be afraid to ask!
What to pay: Some people would actually say the price is reasonable, given the pretty packaging. Remember this place used to cater to royal and aristocratic tastes only.
This is a great store. I first ran into this store when I was in Italy and fell in love with its cool style. The clothes are pretty reasonable if you consider the European prices. I think that the quality of the clothing is nice too.
This store is HUGE!! It is probably one of the largest Promods that I have been in all over. It has like 4 floors and everything is pretty much arranged by color group. The top floor has its sale items ( I like this floor best !)
Anyway, its a great store to check out if you want to do a bit of clothes shopping.
Monday thru Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
What to buy: Skirts. I love the different skirts that they have. They have a lot of character and are very unique.
What to pay: 6 to 90 Euro
Several stories, offering everything you could need or want. It is opened from 09h00 - 20h00. The people are very friendly and helpfull. Most sales clerks speak english.
What to buy: I bought a 5 megapixel digital camera for 129 euros. This camera has all the bells and whistles. At home I would pay easily 2-3 times as much.
Probably the most beautiful and famous markets of München. Established in 1807 this is a great market in the city center for fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggs, mikl and other groceries. The old-fashioned word "Viktualien" is just that, groceries. You get little snacks as well as ingredients for a picknick in the English Garden for example.
Around the market there are little statues of famous people from München like the actor Karl Valentin.
On this market you meet locals and visitors alike.
This is a very stylish mall with top-notch stores such as Armani or Zegna (my favourite). I can't afford it, but I can afford to look at it and have a piece of cake in the stylish cafe within the premises of the Hypo-Bank art gallery.
What to buy: expensive designer clothing
What to pay: a hellofalotofmoney
well....I mentioned this already as "on the beaten path" ...but for those who really like his designs...here is where to find his store...just in front of Hotel "Vier Jahreszeiten" ..... well, I don´t know what will happen to the store now since he is not alive anymore, but I heard that the store will probably be closed.
I meanwhile learned that a lot of celebrities bought his design fashion, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, swedish king Carl Gustaf, Las Vegas stars Siegfried & Roy, actor Richard Chamberlain, german showman Thomas Gottschalk or the tenor José Carreras.
What to buy: ties, men clothes....traditional clothes.
What to pay: a lot I guess
Directly right of the old city hall on the Marienplatz is the department store “Ludwick Beck”. Here you can find clothes, especially some more exclusive things like hats, belts, underwear and ballroom dresses. They also have designer brands like Elisabeth Arden, Kokaii, Bernd Berger, Prada etc etc…
However, clothes here (except the basics) are often expensive. But: the store has a extensive collection of classical music CDs and jazz as well as some soul CD. The large CD section is located on the top floor. You will not find mainstream pop or rock, but from Chopin to Beethoven, Bach and modern classic jazz like Keith Jarrett you will find everything.
What to buy: - Clothes in every price range
- Lingery, hats, bags, accesoires
- Classical and jazz CDs !
- Small bistro, coffee, chocolates
What to pay: for a CD between 5 and 15 Euro
This is the best bookstore in town for travel enthusiasts. The Geo-Buchladen (Geo bookstore) is quite small but books are stores up to the ceiling and in some storage rooms outside the store. This store has travel guides on every country and National park there is, be it Burma or Patagonia, Tibet or Kazaksthan, the Bermudas or Micronesia. Next to travel guides and adventure reports you can find large format photograph books as well as a very detailed map collection. If you want to go hiking in the closeby Bavarian Alps or want to climb Zugspitze or other mountains this shop is a must.
The staff is very friendly and always helpful in finding a map of a remote areas and of the scale you desire. If they do not have it they can always order it.
What to buy: - Travel guides
- Large format photograph books
- Adventure reports
- Biographies of famous geographers
- Maps of all scales
- Globes of the earth and the moon
What to pay: depends on the item.Between 10 to 200 Euro ...
Want to go on a jeep safari through the Sahara desert? Climb K-2 in the Himalaya? Explore the Amazonas in Brazil or just hike in the Alps? Därr has it all. It is one of Munich’s best assorted small outdoor and adventure stores. Tents, sleeping-bags, Gore tex- and Fleece gear, water purifying tablets and solar showers, hiking boots and trecking sandals, hammocks and langauge translators, GPS and a wide collection of maps … there are not many thing you will not find. The employees are helpful and friendly. The owner family is well known for their adventurous travels and safaris.
What to buy: - tents, sleeping bags, gore tex gear
- warm underwear, socks, fleece gear
- hiking boots, trecking sandals
- anti-mosquito sprays, water purifier, camp stoves
- maps, GPS, pocket knifes
- translation guides, flash lights, emergency light
- etc., etc., etc.
What to pay: average prices for these kinf of items