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Munich Shopping – Shops, Stores, Best Buys & Inside Tips

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Munich Shopping

Munch is the capital of Bavaria, a state in Germany. It’s one of the largest cities in the European Union and boasts many shops and stores at which to do your shopping.

Downtown Pedestrian Zone

The downtown pedestrian zone holds stores of all kinds. The CD department on the top floor of Ludwig Beck’s department store is one of the best places in Germany to buy opera and classical music CDs. Nearby, Max Krug’s sells hand carved wooden cuckoo clocks, music boxes, nutcracker figurines, and much more. They also offer a range of hand painted beer steins, and the quality is exceptional. You can also find Galeria Kaufhof in the area, which is a nationwide German department store. Finally, you can buy what you need for dinner at Kaufhof. There, you can find a fresh fish and seafood section, an assorted wine section, and many different kinds of German, Swiss, and Belgian chocolates. You’ll also find an excellent cheese selection as well as many types of meat and sausages.

The Local Markets

Viktualienmarkt is among the most beautiful and famous markets in München. Established in 1807, this is a great market located in the city center. You’ll find fruit, vegetables, flowers, eggs, milk, and other groceries.

Christmas lovers won’t want to miss out on “Christkindl Markt,” which is held on the Marienplatz square in front of the old city hall. This is where most traditional stalls selling classic decorations can be found. You’ll also find Father Christmas wandering around the stalls between four and six in the evening.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shops, stores, and shopping in Munich.    

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