9 Best Places to Shop in Franconia and the German Danube, Germany

Café am Dom

For an edible souvenir, take home handmade chocolates like the only-in-Bamberg Rauchbier truffles made with Schlenkerla smoked beer. This café also has a roomy seating area to take a load off while you nibble on a delicious pastry.


Look for an adorable lemon-colored house in the old town where Chocomanie creates Kelheim's best handmade chocolates, which can be customized and purchased separately or in gift packages. An irresistable selection of pies and cakes are all made on the premises.


This family-owned distillery in the old town is the place to go for a selection of high-quality, locally brewed liqueurs and spirits derived from local ingredients.

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Step into this "medieval mall," in the tower at the Old Town gate (Am Königstor) opposite the main train station, and you'll think you're back in the Middle Ages. Craftspeople are busy at work turning out the kind of handiwork that has been produced in Nuremberg for centuries: pewter, glassware, basketwork, wood carvings, and, of course, toys. The Lebkuchen specialist Lebkuchen-Schmidt has a shop here as well.

Hummel Museum Store

Rödental, northeast of Coburg, is the home of the world-famous M. I. Hummel figurines. There's a Hummel Museum devoted to them, which also has 18th- and 19th-century porcelain from other manufacturers. Besides the museum's store, there are several retail outlets in the village.

Magnus Klee

This shop sells nativity scenes, called Krippen in German, of all different shapes and sizes, including wood carved and with fabric clothes.

Obstmarkt 2, Bamberg, 96047, Germany


You can come and pose for owner Karin Dütz, send a picture (profile, do not smile), or just browse the scissor-cut silhouettes here, an old and skilled craft.

Schneider's Kaufladen

A range of specialty beers, schnapps, and confections, as well as the Kelheim-based company's glassware and other decorative items, are all for sale here.

Vinothek im Sand

Head to this wine store for Franconian wine as well as a sampling of Bamberg's specialty beers.

Obere Sandstr. 8, Bamberg, 96049, Germany