6 Best Places to Shop in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley, Germany

Heidelberger Zuckerladen

Fodor's choice

The old glass display cases and shelves here are full of lollipops and "penny" candy. If you're looking for an unusual gift or special sweet treat, the shop fashions colorful, unique items out of sugary ingredients such as marshmallow and sweetened gum. Avoid early afternoon, when the tiny shop is crowded with schoolchildren.


Fodor's choice

The beautiful art nouveau Markthalle on Dorotheenstrasse is one of Germany's finest market halls, with a curved glass ceiling for natural light to show off a mouthwatering selection of exotic fresh fruits, spices, meats, cheeses, chocolates, honeys, flowers, and hand-made jewelry and crafts, including holiday decorations in season. Check out the huge ceramic fountain, which spouts water from the original well. The restaurant balcony overlooks the action, which starts at 7:30 am weekdays.

Aurum & Argentum

The finely executed, modern gold and silver jewelry pieces and collectibles here are impeccably crafted, in a sleek store design unusual for this historic city.

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Some of Stuttgart's more unique shops are found in this older quarter. A stroll through the neighborhood's smaller streets reveals many tucked-away shops specializing in fashion, jewelry, artwork, and gifts.



The flagship store of this upscale regional department-store chain has glass elevators that rise and fall under the dome of the central arcade, whisking you to multiple floors of designer boutiques. There is also a clearance Breuninger Outlet at Rotebühlplatz 25.


You'll find several blocks of boutiques, cafés, and restaurants between the main shopping streets of Koenigstrasse and Theodore-Heuss-Strasse, but far less busy. The restaurants spill into the pedestrian-only street in warm weather.