Shopping in the heart of Munich

shoppingKaufingerstraßeWhether you are a tourist or a new citizen of Munich, most people begin their explorations of the city in the downtown pedestrian zone, which is also a great place for your first shopping spree.

At Marienplatz, on Neuhauser- and Kaufingerstraße you can find branches of nationwide chains, such as Galeria Kaufhof, Karstadt, H&M or C&A, but also a local department store, Ludwig Beck, that was founded in 1874. Maximilian- and Residenzstraße are dominated by expensive designer brands. Famous director Willy Bogner and Aigner Shoes have their stores there.

Shopping in Maxvorstadt and Schwabing

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Leopoldstraße

Schwabing might very well be Munich’s most famous district, best known for its nightlife. Shopping fans also can enjoy a walk between stores and cafés around here. The Leopoldstraße between Münchner Freiheit square and the Siegestor (Victory Gate) certainly is Munich’s most prominent promenate. Twice a year it is even closed for motor traffic during the street life festival. But Schwabing’s smaller streets have much to offer as well. If you walk down Hohenzollernstraße to the west you will reach Kurfürsten- and finally Hohenzollernplatz.

Shopping in Isarvorstadt: eccentric and classic

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Schuh-Bertl

If you're looking for something extravagant or classic quality products, you'll certainly find the right thing on the roads that radiate from Gärtnerplatz in all directions. Insiders know that the Gärtnerplatzviertel is the stronghold of Munich’s gay scene. In addition to numerous gay and lesbian pubs you can find many extravagant stores. Fans of English goods can chat with the owner of Pomeroy & Winterbottom who moved from England to Munich many years ago.

Shopping Haidhausen: always idyllic

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Weißenburger Platz

If you want to go shopping without the typical big city stress of fighting your way through tightly packed stores, while still being able to choose from a large selection of interesting stores, Haidhausen is the place to go. In this part of town, you can find a nice little shopping district with supermarkets catering to everyday needs, shoe stores, boutiques, banks, unobtrusive repositories, as well as cafés and restaurants ideal for a short break. Idyllic Weißenburger Platz with its beautiful crystal palace fountain, surrounded by flower beds and park benches is the ideal spot to catch your breath.

Other shopping paradises in Munich

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Ingolstadt Village

Even far from the city center there are many interesting stores for shoppers to discover. Pasing for example has still has its own little village center with market place, a small Viktualienmarkt and various store on the surrounding streets. At the Euroindustriepark around Maria-Probst-Straße in Freimann several supermarket chains, furniture stores, operate subsidiaries next to various large specialty stores and other. Moosach, Perlach and Riem each have a modern mall, big enough to spend an entire shopping day there.