Germany Shopping

  • Shopping
    by mvtouring
  • Shopping
    by german_eagle
  • Shopping
    by Kathrin_E

Germany Shopping

  • Souvenirs

    Berlin Shopping

    Quite a number of street-sellers and shops, situated mostly around Checkpoint Charlie, offers "reliquia - reliquiorum" of what was once DDR (Deutche Demokratische Republik). It is nothing but worthless trash! Do not waste your time and money here. DDR was created for one reason only, to punnish Germans even more, I am really glad it finally...

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  • Königsallee

    Düsseldorf Shopping

    You can easily learn the interesting background of the Kö. Where was the german king was thrown with horse droppings? And many more interesting news, tales and history. The game is only available in german language. Check out Buchhaus Sternverlag.

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  • market-place

    Mainz Shopping

    There are so many ultramodern stores right across the square from the Cathedral. It's very easy to get lost in them. What I found good was a number of kiosks where you can have a snack; a large number of nenches around Market Square where you can relax having a snack... clothes, gufts, food and drink. 50-100 Euro

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  • KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens)

    Berlin Shopping

    Ka-We-De nowadays is known as one of the most expensive shopping centers in Europe. I believe it depends on its rich history. Shops here appeared already in 1907, I believe, building itself is quite old as well. It was wide variety goods shopping center in Germany, presented already even exotic sea fruits, new World fashions, so on. As for me,...

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  • Old Town

    Düsseldorf Shopping

    Since Uerige is a tourist stop of the highest order they also sell souvenirs. There is a glass case from which you choose from amongst the beery goodies. Alt bier glasses and beer mats are probably easiest to transport but there are lots of things to buy including swing top bottles of the world renowned beer.

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  • Old Town

    Mainz Shopping

    There was a little shop in the old part of Mainz. I was fascinated by the decorations outside, so we went in. And I was not dissappointed inside. The decorations, the colours, the smell have been unique. gifts, candles, plates, towels,

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  • Ku-Damm (Kurfürstendamm)

    Berlin Shopping

    They sold young, trendy, up-to-the-minute clothing and accesories for girls in their teens and twens. In opinion of Urszula(matcrazy0) good choice of interesting clothes for young feeling women - simply her recommendation. Woman's clothes. Reasonable prices.

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  • Flea Markets

    Berlin Shopping

    Photos: 1. Trödelmarkt = flea market 2. People at the flea market 3. Poster advertizing the flea market 4. Cyclist at the flea market Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm there is a large flea market and art-and-handicraft market on the street called "Straße des 17. Juni" (Street of June 17th) on both sides of the Charlottenburger Tor, not...

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  • Europa Center

    Berlin Shopping

    Europa Center is a large commercial center on the Breitscheidplatz called New West Berlin. It is built on the site where used to stand Romanishes Cafe, a legendary meeting place for writers, artists and people in the theatre business. During WW II this area was completely destroyed in bombings, including nearby Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church....

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  • Markets

    Berlin Shopping

    At the eastern end Bergmannstraße there was "Markthalle" on the left (official name: "Marheinekehalle") with various food sold including Greek and French cheese, Asian and other spices, Turkish vegetables and fruits etc. There were stalls put on the street outside the Markthalle were some locals (mainly Turks, I suppose) sold some cheap clothes....

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  • Galeries Lafayette

    Berlin Shopping

    Friedrichstrasse is lively boulevard and a shopper paradise of Berlin where many boutiques, bars and pubs can be found. Among others there is Galleries Lafayette, huge and architecturally very attractive moll which offers great shopping opportunities. The inside of the building, with its round staircases, looks fascinating especially under the...

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  • Potsdamer Platz

    Berlin Shopping

    I found many shopping centers around the city, all of them tempting to buy buy things. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for my wallet?!) I was there during holidays and most days shops were closed. However what I was looking for and could not find one, was a delicatessen store, where I could buy some genuine german products. You see, I love to...

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  • shopping at Galeria in Trier

    a highlight of our trip during Christmas especially is to stop by Galleria Kaufhof, where we still have souvenirs of buying watches for my boys and sweatshirts. They love their outfits so much we came back again few times just for the trip of shopping and seeing beautfiul hauptmarkt square.the stores open from 9h30 to 20h Mondays to Saturdays. We...

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  • Special lemonade, made in Germany

    If you are thirsty on your travels through Germany and you like a special drink, try and find Bionade. It is usually available at train stations or airports, and of course in selected supermarkets (for example tegut, Globus, REWE).I had my first sampling in 2007 and liked it immediately because it is not sweet, only very slightly sparkling and very...

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  • Tchibo: coffee & more, in case you...

    In its early years Tchibo was a trading merchant who sold only coffee and tea. Over the years they have offered goods related to coffee such as cups, tin boxes and containers. In the Sixties (of last century) they started to sell their coffee and goods not only in Tchibo shops but also through bakeries and confectioneries. And since some years they...

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  • Not so Supermarkets

    German supermarkets are, in general, pretty bad. They suffer from a combination of deep discount dependence, and a near total inability to consider the needs of the customer. Germany is the deep discount capital of Europe. Germans are obsessed with low prices, and this has led to a market dominance of deep discount supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl...

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  • Pharmacies/Chemists/Drug Stores

    From paracetamol to prescriptions there is only one place in Germany to serve your needs: licensed pharmacies. There's no supermarket competition selling jarfuls of painkillers at discount prices here, so you will have to pay over the odds in these small private drug stores. While the prices are higher than you would find in the UK or US, the...

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  • CHEAP ADMISSIONS TO CASTLES

    The Castle Card I happended to see when we were in Germany. Looking at what it included, I thought it was a great idea!If you buy the card, it is VALID FOR ONE YEAR FOR ONE PERSON - No extensions.Then there are 24 tickets which gives you the chance to visit 24 cultural monuments in Germany.THE PRICE IS AMAZING! € 24 for adults and € 12 for...

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  • a funny shop for fans of the DDR

    This is a funny shop for all fans of the "good old times of DDR/GRD" and the very best of it was certainly the so-called Ampelmännchen with the large hat that found a lot of friends also in Western germany and here you can buy some souvenirs about this and similar things of the DDR. I love that Ampelmännchen as well, it looks much better than ours...

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  • Impressive department store

    Galaries Lafayette is located along the busy Friedrichstrasse in the heart of the city of Berlin. Interior of the department store was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. The building was completed in the year 1995 and opened for business in the year 1996. The unique feature inside the department store is the several numbers of cone-shaped...

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  • Largest department store in Europe

    KaDeWe is located very close to the famous shopping district Kurfürstendamm in the heart of former West Berlin. It is the largest department store in Europe with seven levels of shopping spaces totalling approximately 62,000 square meters under one roof! It is the most famous trademark department store in Berlin and is certainly Berlin's shopping...

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  • Kurfürstendamm shopping district

    Europa Center is located just across from the famous Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church in the heart of former West Berlin along the busy shopping district Kurfürstendamm. It is certainly one of the largest and one of the most beautiful shopping centers in the city of Berlin. There are altogether more than 70 shops in the building under one roof. Most...

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  • Qualitime shopping

    The Q is located just several blocks from the famous Galaries Lafayette along shopping mile Friedrichstrasse in the heart of the city of Berlin. The interior of this shopping center is also quite impressive. But this cannot be compared to that of Galaries Lafayette nearby. Opening hours to the shopping center are between 10.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m....

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  • How to peel your boiled egg, a...

    This silly German word for an appliance that takes off the top cap (shell) off a boiled egg but leaves the actual egg whole. I own one! :-) What you do is place it on top of the egg, pull up the metal ball and let it drop onto the egg. It causes the shell to break in a neat round circle which you can then simply lift off. I mentioned this silly...

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  • Cuckoo Clock

    This shop, like many others in this street sell an abundance of clocks. I have been several times with different people, we all went saying NO WAY and have all come home with at least one per family! They are very nicely made and there are so many you just end up talking about which ones you like best, then picking a favourite, then buying it! It...

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  • Xmas Stuff All Year Round

    If you ever go to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.you must never miss this shopping spot. I guess it is a touristy stuff - after akk Rothenburg is so touristy that prices of things are alarmingly high compared to other neighbouring town. But this shop is magnificent. They even have so many Japanese staff becos this town is a Japanese tourist stopover in...

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  • Deposit on oneway drinks packaging

    In the beer, mineral water and carbonated soft drinks sectors, from 1 January 2003 a deposit of € 0.25 (€ 0.50 for a net volume of over 1.5 litres) is levied on drinks cans, oneway glass bottles, drinks cartons and oneway plastic bottles. There will be no deposit on oneway wine and fruit juice bottles.Where can cartons, cans and oneway bottles be...

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  • Grocery Shopping in Germany

    Many people that come to Germany for the first time find shopping in a supermarket in Germany a singularly unique experience. Often, it starts with the shopping cart. German shopping carts demand a deposit. You have to insert a 1 Euro coin in them to unlock and use them. You get you money back when you return the cart to the cart barn.Then you...

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  • Buy a FUMMEL in Meissen

    Konditorei Zieger is an interesting traditional bakery in the centre of the old city of Meissen (north of Dresden) and their best-known product is the so-called "Fummel",dating back to the year 1710, a pastry that was never ment to be eaten...In colloquial german a Fummel is a kind of dress for ladies that is expensive and rather thin, and might be...

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  • One of the best furniture shops :-)

    This is of course not a tip for travellers who visit Germany by plane, but for travellers who live in the vicinity of Germany and also for my German compatriots (as I found that not many people know of this shop). When I lived in Mannheim, I came across Möbelum when I was looking for some nice and plain and simple furniture made of wood (and not...

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  • Käthe Wohlfahrt

    If you are interested in European winter and Christmas markets, make sure your trip falls in very late November. Otherwise, you will not see anything of that. I would fly directly to Munich and organise day trips from there. The largest Christmas market I have seen is in Nurnberg, which is not far from Munich. You may be interested in visiting one...

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  • Lebkuchen - Herz

    Nowadays it is not easy to find this type of a unique souvenir and gift to take home, except that you are lucky to be able to attend Oktoberfest or any other similar festivity in Bavaria or other parts of Germany : Lebkuchen - Herz ( a heart made of Gingerbread) , it mostly has an inscription like on my photo and in most cases such a heart is a...

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  • James Rizzi stamps at our post office...

    In 2008 (and hopefully for quite a time), our post offices have very cute special stamps available, designed by famous James Rizzi, the famous New York Pop artist :-). They come in a set of 20, with four different motifs and greetings for all occasions ("Danke thank you, Herzlichen Glückwunsch happy birthday, Herzliche Grüße warmest greetings,...

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  • Best prices are here!

    I loved this shop! If only I knew how inexpensive the souvenirs were here, I'd have bought less at other shops around Germany! Everything from fridge magnets to tankards to swords to suits of armor to t-shirts! Everything was so cheap but well-made and of better quality than many I have seen around the country (and I shopped a lot!). I took one...

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  • Wheat Beer

    Well, it is not a tip for a special shop, more some info about a list of wheat beers a friend has tested and placed on a webpage. As these are already 95 different sorts from around Germany (of course mainly the south), I thought, I could share this with you... Have a look and get inspired... ;)For each beer you will also find a link to the...

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  • Shopping – German farmers' markets

    Some bigger German cities have wonderful weekly farmers’ markets, usually held Wednesdays and Saturdays, usually at or around the city's market place.These are perfect places to buy your supplies of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and bread, flowers and regional specialities.The prices you'll pay are maybe slightly higher than in supermarkets –...

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  • Shopping Centres + Malls, where to get...

    When you come to Germany, forget about anything you are used to at home in terms of opening hours. In Germany, most of the shops close latest (= latest) at 8 p.m. It still depends on a city’s specific regulation; some cities close their shops at even 7 or 6 p.m. There is no hope that this will change and our country learns from other countries.A...

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  • Farmyard sale - best fresh fruits

    When you are travelling around in Germany and like to buy some fruit or vegetables - no necessity to go to a supermarket, if you have the possibility to buy directly from the farmer.During summertime, you even can buy directly at small food stalls on streets.You can be sure that all of the food you buy is fresh (unlike in supermarkets sometimes the...

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  • Camp Shop

    You will find the camp shop at Camping Munstertal well stocked with local goods,fresh bread and wonderful wine and Kuchen They also have a good stock of camping equipment (spares) + swimwear, table tennis and football's. Try their fresh bread roll's that arrive early in the morning's.There are also 3 supermarkets on the Staufen bye pass. Try the...

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  • fantastic alcoholic drink

    Jagermeister is a fantastic drink, and hard to find outside Germany so stock up! It tastes like the nicest yummiest medicine you can imagine! its grgeous and packs a whopping 40%! Have a try in a bar or restaurant first as its not to everyones taste I am sure.! about £10 per bottle

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  • Cheap and Chic in Metzingen, Germany

    I live 7 hours away in Italy but it's worth it just for the amazing discounts you get here... the village is called METZINGEN, it's just southwest of Stuttgart. This whole village is completely dedicated to discount shopping. The crown jewel is the enormous Hugo Boss outlet center ( I didn't know it, but this is actually a German company.) The...

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  • Doctor ! Doctor ! Here's the cure in...

    Well, I've never checked a more appropriate VT category for a shopping tip. "other". :)Dr. Müller's is a world renowned chain of "sex toy" shops in Germany. Many a world traveller has been shocked and yet strangely entertained by the Dr. Müller shop out at Frankfurt Main airport.This shop in the photo is in downtown Frankfurt, near the Hauptbahnhof...

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  • GET (a) SMART

    Any local Daimler-Benz automobile dealership in Germany. If you've always wanted to own a Mercedes, and you'd really like to do your part to kick OPEC's butt at the same time, you might look into purchasing one of the new Daimler-Benz "Smart" cars.They're Benz quality, overpriced a bit as usual and get darned good gas mileage. And, just in case...

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  • Children's Clothing

    Instead of buying souveniers, when I visited a country I tried to buy clothing that could be worn, rather than sit around on mantlepieces or something like that. I would buy clothing for myself, or for my children. This dirndl (dress with a close-fitting bodice and full skirt, commonly of colorful and strikingly patterned material) is being used as...

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  • Sales....

    One of the things I like about Germany is its sales. When a shop advertises a sale it is a legitimate sale and the price is quite often heavily reduced. I'm talking about good quality merchandise for bargain prices. Another tip is if you find something you like, don't deliberate and go on to the next shop to have a look and return later to buy your...

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