With all the wonderful shops in Munich, it’s hard to know where to start! The city centre is home to a host of small boutiques with exclusive collections, while there are also larger arcades and shopping centres. Check out our tips for the best shopping spots in Munich.
Shopping in Munich
Popular shopping streets
The emphasis here is on luxury and glamour. Maximilianstrasse is home to some of the most elegant boutiques in Munich. Exclusive fashion labels, master jewellers and art galleries attract a certain clientele. Even if you haven’t quite got the cash to splash, these shops are still worth a look. After all, a quick browse costs nothing.
Munich’s retail mile
The central pedestrian zone in Munich’s city centre runs between Neuhauserstrasse and Kaufingerstrasse. It is ideal for going on a shopping spree! This retail mile has loads to discover. From famous brand stores to department stores and local retailers, there’s everything you could need.
The traffic-free Sendlinger Strasse certainly has a sense of flair, with traditional retailers of every kind lined up in a row and international labels’ fashion stores also adorning the streetscape. What’s more, the Hofstatt Shopping Passage contributes to the area’s growing popularity.
Shopping centres and markets
This “store of the senses” on Marienplatz is one of the premier addresses in Munich. Choose from just about every conceivable lifestyle product to make your life that little bit sweeter. If you’re one to carefully cultivate your style, the selected beauty products, homewares and fashion items here are sure to make your heart beat faster. An enchanting store!
The five courtyards that give the classy Fünf Höfe shopping arcade its name provides a spacious home for exclusive stores and upmarket brands. No wish goes unfulfilled here. The arcade’s own gallery also exhibits selected works from international artists, while restaurants, cafés and bars cater to every requirement. The charming atmosphere and stylish shops are not to be missed.
Bavaria’s largest shopping centre was opened in 1972 for the Munich Olympics. Since then, the centre has been continually developed and modernised. The concept, however, has always remained the same: to make shopping into an experience. Regular sales and promotions make it a varied shopping venue, and there’s delicious food to keep your strength up.
Flea markets in Munich
Browsing, bartering and buying is the order of business at the state capital’s flea markets. The flea market in the city’s Riem district is particularly popular, with visitors flocking to haggle every Saturday. Another popular flea market is held in Olympiapark. This market allows you to uncover unique gems in the open air and find some true bargains.
Viktualienmarkt is home to what are probably Munich’s best delicatessens. As the city’s culinary centre, it’s open from Monday to Saturday and offers fresh produce from the local region. A beer garden and various food outlets add to the retail fun. A true foodie paradise.
During Advent every year, the Munich Christmas markets open their doors. As well as mulled wine and local specialities, visitors can expect to find stalls chock full of Christmas gifts. The Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz is one of the largest in Germany, while the Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt in the heart of Künstlerviertel – Munich’s creative quarter – is also worth a visit.