Munich Shopping

Munich has three of Germany's most exclusive shopping streets as well as flea markets to rival those of any other European city. In between are department stores, where acute German-style competition assures reasonable prices and often produces outstanding bargains. Artisans bring their wares of beauty and originality to the Christmas markets. Collect their business cards—in summer you're sure

to want to order another of those little gold baubles that were on sale in December.

Munich has an immense central shopping area, a 2-km (1-mile) Fussgängerzone (pedestrian zone) stretching from Karlsplatz to Marienplatz along Neuhauser Strasse and Kaufingerstrasse, where most of the major department stores are, and then north to Odeonsplatz. For upscale shopping, Maximilianstrasse, Residenzstrasse, and Theatinerstrasse are unbeatable. Schwabing, north of the university, has more offbeat shopping streets—Schellingstrasse and Hohenzollernstrasse are two to try. The neighborhood around Gärtnerplatz also has lots of new boutiques.

A few small shops around Viktualienmarkt sell Bavarian antiques, though their numbers are dwindling under the pressure of high rents. Antiques shoppers should also try the area north of the university—Türkenstrasse, Theresienstrasse, and Barerstrasse are all filled with antiques stores.

If you're looking for something really rare and special and money's no object, try the exclusive shops lining Prannerstrasse, at the rear of the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. Interesting and inexpensive antiques and assorted junk from all over Europe are laid out at the Friday and Saturday flea markets at Olympiapark (7 am–4 pm), not far from the Olympic Stadium, with hundreds of sellers.

If you want to deck yourself out in Lederhosen or a Dirndl, or acquire a green loden coat and little pointed hat with feathers, you have a wide choice in the Bavarian capital. There are a couple of other shops along Tal street that have new and used lederhosen and dirndls at good prices in case you want to spontaneously get into the spirit of the 'Fest.

Munich is a city of beer, and items related to its consumption are obvious choices for souvenirs and gifts. Munich is also the home of the famous Nymphenburg Porcelain factory. Between Karlsplatz and Viktualienmarkt there are loads of shops for memorabilia and trinkets.

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Antike Uhren Eder

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In Antike Uhren Eder, the silence is broken only by the ticking of dozens of highly valuable German antique clocks and by discreet negotiation...

Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe–Verein

  • Crafts

Bavarian craftspeople have a showplace of their own, the Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe–Verein. Here you'll find every kind of handicraft,...

Breiter

  • Department Stores

For a classic selection of German clothing and hats, including some with a folk touch, try Munich's traditional family-run Breiter, with...

C&A

  • Clothing

For a more affordable option on loden (water-resistant woolen material used for traditional coats and hats) and general fashion, try...

Chocolate & More

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Opened in 2001, this tiny shop, located in the Viktualienmarkt, specializes in all things chocolate. ...

Christkindlmarkt

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

From the end of November until December 24, the open-air stalls of the Christkindlmarkt are a great place to find gifts and warm up with...

Dallmayr

  • Food/Candy

Dallmayr is the city's most elegant and famous gourmet food store, with delights that range from exotic fruits and English jams to a...

Die Puppenstube

  • Antiques/Collectibles

For Munich's largest selection of dolls and marionettes, head to Die Puppenstube. ...

Elisabethplatz

  • Outdoor/Flea/Green Markets

If you're in the Schwabing area, the daily market at Elisabethplatz is worth a visit—it's much smaller than the Victualienmarkt but...

Fünf Höfe

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For a more upscale shopping experience, visit the many stores, boutiques, galleries, and cafés of the Fünf Höfe, a modern arcade carved...

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