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When it comes time to bring home a souvenir from your vacation, ShermansTravel experts know just where to go. Whether it’s a high-end leather purse or an authentic, locally made craft, we show you which stores and markets to hit up for all your shopping needs – while highlighting the best steals and bargains in your destination.

Shopping in Munich

Fünf Höfe

The pioneer of Munich's mall movement first opened in the inner city in 2000 and is a genuine pleasure to stroll through thanks to the cafés and bars, art gallery, restaurant, and supermarket.

Theatinerstrasse 8,
Tags: shopping | moderate | smart splurge | shopping mall


Just when you thought about giving up chocolate, along comes this small emporium of cocoa-atic sin. Chocolate in all shapes, sizes, and colors…. You can even sit down for a hot cup of chocolate. Or (sacrilege!) coffee.

Jahnstrasse 30, 011-49-89-238-87-374,
Tags: shopping | trendy


An upscale men's department store, Hirmer comprises five floors and stocks everything from leisurewear to executive business attire, featuring designers Armani, Zegna, and all labels in between. Expect clothing with a European flare (you are in Europe, after all). With the help of one of 160 attentive fashion advisers, choose from a staggering selection of 6,500 suits, 4,000 jackets, and 30,000 pairs of pants and jeans. If you still don't find the perfect fit, Hirmer promises a quick turnaround on alterations - a service their business traveler customers appreciate.

Kaufingerstrasse 28, 011-49-89-236-830, (German only)
Tags: luxury | shopping | designer | department store | menswear | jim's pick


Stylish office supplies, fine pens, and paints are spread out over four stories right near the center of town.

Rosenstrasse 8, 011-49-89-238-000,
Tags: luxury | shopping | moderate


Bavaria's traditional clothing has a great advantage: it's practical. A Dirndl for women is always elegant, the Lederhosen was designed for chopping down trees as well as dressing up, and the Loden coat is both stylish and warm. Lodenfrey has them all and more.

Maffeistrasse 7, 011-49-89-210-390,
Tags: shopping | expensive | traditional | menswear


When you've finished watching the Glockenspiel on the Town Hall, browse clothes, CDs, or shoes at Ludwig Beck ( The famed Kaufhof is cheaper, but the range of wares far wider ( Hugendubel has souvenir books and English-language thrillers to help pass time (

Tags: family | shopping | designer | department store | jim's pick


All of the big names in retail seem to be concentrated on Maximilianhöfe - Armani, Versace, Chopard, Bally - making this the place to find exclusive fashions, bling, and footwear.

Maximilianstrasse 10, 011-49-89-255-419, (German only)
Tags: shopping | expensive | designer


Go for the glad rags. This long street, which spans both the Maxvorstadt and the Schwabing neighborhoods, has a number of intersecting non-brand-name shops (though might find the odd brand name for less, especially in the second-hand sections).

Tags: budget | shopping | trendy | vintage


While exploring Munich's charming old town, be sure to take a stroll through its most popular open-air market, located just a few steps from the famous Marienplatz. Fresh produce abounds, but you'll also find stalls selling cheeses from all over Europe, herbs and spices, honey products, and seafood, as well as some local crafts. Stop by around lunch time and sample some local delicacies, like pork hocks (schweinshax'n) and herring.

Am Viktualienmarkt 6, (German only)
Tags: shopping | seafood | things to do | cheese | jim's pick

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