Shopping in Stuttgart is easy. The main shopping drag, Königstrasse, has all the big stores.
"The Klett-Passage" is the underground shopping arcade between "Königstrasse" and the central station. Most of the shops offer cheap practical wares to commuters in a hurry, but are open up to 9.00 p.m. on weekdays. Schulstrasse became the first pedestrian zone in Germany in 1953, between the Königstrasse and the market square, and but now is more of a fast-food lane than really a place for shopping.
"The Bohnenviertel" has some of the most beautiful and most interesting shops have hidden themselves away in the old part of Stuttgart. Tranquil or fashionable, cosmopolitan or Swabian, shoppers will find Stuttgart in all its diversity in this part of the city. Along Calwer Strasse behind the facades of pretty gabled houses and beautiful half-timbered buildings, exquisite luxury shops are an ideal setting for strolling around. Eberhardstrasse with its elegant shops leads into the Karls-Passage (redesigned in 1989) of the Breuninger department store.
Live music, elegant boutiques and a stylish brassiere invite shoppers to take a breather and linger awhile.
Bargains galore can be found at the Saturday morning flea market on the Karlsplatz between the old castle and the new palace, where clothes, books, furniture, household items, art and just about anything else are likely to turn up.
This is an awesome shop. They sell wine, sherry, vinegars, oils, and spirits. They have barrels along the walls that you can taste samples of different spirits. We bought a bunch of sherries from Spain and some truffle oil. The prices are very good also. You have to buy the bottle plus the spirit but the bottle is only 1.00 for a screw top and 2.50 for one with a cork.
Hours Mo-Fr. 930-1830
What to buy: We bought a bunch of sherries from Spain and some truffle oil.
What to pay: The prices are very good also. You have to buy the bottle plus the spirit but the bottle is only 1.00 for a screw top and 2.50 for one with a cork. 5.70 for 1 litre of Amontillado Sherry, 7.45 euro for a bottle of truffle oil, 250 ml.
This is the new shopping place in Stuttgart Vaihingen.
Shoes at Deichmannand Werdich, the supermarket Kauflandand and Aldi, chemist's shop dmeyeglasses at Apollo-Optik, clothes at TAKKO and Roeder, electric mall MediaMarkt, books at Weltbild, bank LBBW and some other small shops and restaurants.
What to pay: Nothing mind, good for the people they lives in Vaihingen. The architect slept at his drawing table when he planned the shoping centre. It is the smallest big shopping centre that I ever saw. If you are coming not from Vahingen, try to drive with public transport to the Schwaben Galerie, the park places in the shopping centre is expensive. It is very unalluring.
This entertainment/shopping center has it all... cafés, cinemas, casino, fitness club, pubs, restaurants, and high-class shopping. It doesn't feel like a mall at all, but a very very nice place to stroll and window shop and have a bite to eat. It has to be one of the best entertainment centers in all of Europe... I don't see how anything could beat it.
What to pay: The entertainment here is expensive, but not overly so, and definitely worth the price for it's ambience.
Merz and Benzing is one of those shops you enter without really having a need to buy something unless your searching for a present. But once your inside you see all those beautiful things you might not even known that they exist before, you suddenly realize you have to have them. But often I just go in there without buying anything just to get inspired how to decorate a table or the whole apartment for christmas. Or to look at the beautiful books they have for cooking, interieur design etc.
What to buy: They have everything for the house glas, ceramics, silver, table linen, beautiful books for children and adults, decoration stuff depending on the season, furniture.
Right at the entrance they also have a flower shop and make the most beautiful bouquets in Stuttgart
What to pay: From 3 Euro for a key chain to 10000Euro for an oriiginal 18th century armoire from India
Breuninger is the biggest department store in Stuttgart and the best place for buying clothes,shoes, handbags, etc. The shop assistants are very friendly and helpful. There are several places in the store where you can stop for a cup of coffee and the nicest is the cafe on the ground floor where you can listen to live music as well. Breuninger is near the Rathaus (city hall).
If you leave the Train Station you stumble right onto the Koenigsstrasse which is Stuttgarts main shopping promenade. It's pedestrian area so you can stroll along. Here you have everything from large department stores and the big international chains like GAP, Zara, Footlocker to small boutiques. If its warm shopping tired male partners can be left at the Schlossplatz to take a nap in the gras or a beer at one of the outdoor cafes.
What to buy: Pretzels - they are from here and what you get in the rest of the world is mostly crap.
The second largest privately owned department store, stands for elegant shopping. The arcade greets you with Live music, elegant boutiques and a stilish brasserie. It offers a wide range of designer articles; shoes, costumes, jewellery, handbags, name it. As well as a supermarkt and restaurant, and cafes.
What to buy: It offers a wide range of designer articles; shoes, costumes, jewellery, handbags, name it. As well as a supermarkt and restaurant, and cafes.
What to pay: It depends on what your gonna buy. Shoes range from 30 EURO to 1000 EURO
Germans longest pedestrian presinct with 1100m is more than a shopping street. It is Stuttgarts experience mile which invites to coffee drinking, and meeting with street arts from all over the world.
What to buy: The offers range from mere food products on the "Stuttgarter Markt" to top designer clothes from Breuninger.
At the place of the Schwaben Galerie was the brewery Schwaben Braeu. Undert the brewery was the restaurant of the brewery. Was a very good restaurant. What a pity that is to cease to exist. :-(
All the top German and European department stores like Karstadt, Zara, New Yorker, H&M etc have a branch on this pedestrianised street, which is Germany's longest.
I love Koenigstrasse!
What to buy: - Clothes