Shopaholics will rejoice in the bounties that Munich has to offer. From top international brands to traditional Bavarian crafts, you’ll find it all in Munich. Some of the main shopping areas in Munich are:
Neuhauserstrasse and Kaufingerstrasse: These two streets are the city’s main shopping arteries and are home to large department stores and international chains.
Maximilianstrasse and Theatinerstrasse: This is the place to be if you’re looking for smaller, more exclusive boutiques
Schellingstrasse, Maxvorstadt: A shopping paradise packed with antique shops and bookshops
Typical Bavarian gifts might include traditional clothing (Trachten), such as Lederhosen for men and Dirndl for women; beer mugs (Stein); wood carvings (Holzschnitzereien); pewter-ware (Zinn); the famous Nymphenburg porcelain and specialty foods such as Lebkuchen, Christmas Stollen, and marzipan.
Larger shops, department stores and supermarkets are generally open from
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 16.00
Smaller shops open for shorter hours:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 18.30 and may close for lunch
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.00
If that’s not enough, here’s another reason to shop in Munich. Mehrwertsteuer (VAT) of 16% is included in the price of purchased items and visitors from non-EU countries are entitled to a tax refund of up to 10%. Participating stores display a Europe Tax-Free logo.
Some of the main supermarket chains in Munich are listed below
There are three big shopping malls in Munich that offers