Höfe am Brühl: Shopping on historic grounds
This shopping mall is very centrally located, right next to Goerdelerring, and was only inaugurated in 2012. It is comprised of three levels, offering all kinds of shops as well as restaurants and cafés. The following are just a few examples: Adidas (clothes), Depot (house & home), Denns (organic food), DM (cosmetics, food etc.), Intersport, Marc O'Polo, Media Markt (electronic goods), Müller (cosmetics etc.), Promod (clothes), Tayler (clothes), Tommy Hilfiger and many more.
If you're interested in nostalgia products of the former GDR, then you might want to check out Ossiladen which is to be found on the basement level of the mall.
The aluminium facade of the part of the mall bordering Goerdelerring is the original facade of a former GDR supermarket which was situated on the same spot and which, due to its resemblance to an aluminum can, was nicknamed "Blechbüchse" by locals.
On the glass facade right next to the Blechbüchse you can see a picture of a GDR apartment building, one of several buildings which were situated there but got torn down after the reunification.
On the other side of the shopping center, also on the glass facade, you can see a picture of the house Richard Wagner was born in.
There are also a couple of plaques telling you about the history of the Höfe am Brühl grounds.
- Business Travel
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Promenaden Shopping Center: Shopping in the Central Station
In the 1990s the huge Leipzig railroad station, one of the largest in Europe, was completely refurbished and modernized, and an attractive shopping center was created on three levels, just a few meters from the end of the tracks. There are about 140 shops of all sorts, including numerous cafés and bistros.
The "Promenden" shopping center was opened on November 12, 1997. It is run by a company called ECE Project Management, which also owns and manages the thirteenth tallest building in Frankfurt am Main, the Frankfurter Büro Center.
Thomasshop: Bach souvenirs
Next to the Thomaskirche, where JS Bach was organplayer-cantor, there is a souvenir shop with various CD's and other stuff that one doesn't need but must have (hehe).
I bought a card game with classical composers, and a cigarette lighter with "Bach" on it.
What to pay: Not too much, € 1.50 for the lighter, € 8,50 for the card game.
Pinger: For those Camera/Photographic emergencies!
Pinger's on Schlossgasse was so helpful and friendly with great service. I needed to have my 256mb memory card "emptied" onto a CD as I was afraid that I was running out of space.
What to buy: I asked to have my photos transferred onto a disc (and not to have the prints done) and they were able to do this on the spot, no waiting.
What to pay: I couldn't believe how cheap this service was... just 2E!! At home in the UK , it would take the minimum of 1 hour's wait, I would HAVE to have the photos printed out, and it would cost me ?10 at the least!
Various at the Christmas market: Glug you Gluhwein and get a souvenir !
The Christmas market has been covered in the "must see" section, but it also deserves a mention here.
What to buy: As with all markets, some things such as food products, and winter clothes seemed to be good value, whilst other things such a wooden toys and games seemed relatively expensive.
At the various Gluhwein stalls, you can purchase this very warming brew of mulled wine. They charge about 3 Euros on average, but 1.50 Euro is returned when you take the mug back.
As it makes quite a nice souvenir, many people just hang onto theirs.
If you want to remind yourself of the experience make up your own brew
(see this website for the recipe : http://www.recipesource.com/side-dishes/beverages/gluhwein1.html), light a couple of candles,put on a few Bratwurst and leave the door of your fridge/freezer open. Enjoy.
- Wine Tasting
Main Station: Shop till you drop!
I never saw a train station like this before. It is more a shopping mall then a station, even if there are over 20 platforms! You find all kinds of shops at the station as well as supermarkets. The shops are opened daily til 10pm and that in Germany! Hardly to believe cause normally shops are closed on Sunday and close in the evening at 8pm.
What to buy: EVERYTHING
A "shoppers" paradies?
I think in this city you can spend your time only on shopping!!! In the city are many beautiful passages with diffrent kinds of shops. For example In Maedlerpassage you find exclusive designer shops. If the shops in the city have closed one can still shop at the main station till 10pm
What to buy: Also in the city center you find all kinds of shops.
Promenaden Hauptbahnof: Promenaden Hauptbahnof
Promenaden Hauptbahnof, Leipzig's magnificently restored railroad station, is the flagship of shopping malls. The train station, with its 140 small shops and supermarkets, is only a stone throw away from the city centre.
Being in Leipzig without seeing the station is like being in Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower!
PC - Paunsdorf Center: PC - Paunsdorf Center
A large shopping/commerce center in Leipzig's east (district of Paunsdorf). Here you find everything you need. Extensive children's play areas are a service of the mall to free you from your nagging kids (for a while).
ACL - Allee Center Leipzig: ACL - Allee Center Leipzig
The ACL (Allee-Center Leipzig) is located within walking distance of many of its customers from Grünau (district of Leipzig) and is served by public transportation.
C&A and Karstadt.: Department stores.
C&A (foreground of picture) left the UK in 2001, but are still big in Europe.
Karstadt (background of picture) was founded on May 14th, 1881 and is a huge department store chain throughout Germany.
Shopping Passages: Shopping Passages
Inside you won't get soaked while it is raining. In the center you'll find a lot of arcades where you can shop or have a coffee.