Shopping in Munich
Let's say it right away. Shopping in Munich is fun. There is a myriad of
shops and everyone in the family gets theirs! Typical souvenirs are beers of
various types. For example, the trip to the wonderful beer hall Hofbräuhaus then
you can buy beer seals for several thousand kroner each! Cheaper versions are of
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There are also a number of souvenir shops near Hofbräuhaus. Many people buy
craft products of wood or porcelain from Nymphenburg. Do you really want to have
a memory for life then we suggest one. Lederhosen. Unbeatable, and
perfect when you don't know what to wear when going out on the town. Maybe the
perfect gift for someone who thought he had everything? If you are a woman then
you buy Dirndl, this typical South German costume used by Bavarian
women when they go out on a Friday night.
Shopping streets in Munich
The main shopping street in Munich is really the sum of the streets
Neuhauser straße and Kaufinger straße which starts
with the latter if you are on the Marienplatz square and goes
all the way to Karlsplatz square. From Marienplatz to the west,
the specialty shops and department stores are located in close proximity. The
Kaufinger Straße pedestrian street has been one of the busiest shopping streets
in Munich since the 1970s. The vast majority of people go to the nearby Arcade.
In the same slab you visit Sendlinger Straße with all its
smaller specialty shops, not least art galleries and poster shops. Sendlinger
Straße goes southwest from Marienplatz to the medieval gate Sendlinger Tor.
If you are one of many people who like to visit exciting bookstores and have
the opportunity to sit down on a cozy squeeze when it suits you, visit the
streets Schellingstraße north of Altstadt and
Türkenstraße. Here the price level is reasonable and the atmosphere a
little quieter. If antique shops are the most tempting, you will find them in
Schellingstraße and also Theatinerstraße.
Go to Leopoldstraße and turn right and you are in Schwabing
with all its second hand shops, bookshops, jewelry stores and other specialty
shops including the Elisabethmarkt market, which is fun to visit. No wonder this
is the favorite area for students and artists. You can find a lot of wonder on
several streets in Schwabing. We tip about the streets of Kaiserstraße,
Hohenzollernstraße, Ainmillerstraße and
Trendy and innovative in Munich
If you are quality conscious, have good advice and want something more avant
garde then the shops in Maximilianstraße and
Theatinerstraße are for you. Theatinerstraße is located just north of
Marienplatz, while Maximilianstraße is not far north-east. Here you must also
visit one of Munich's newest shopping centers, Fünf Höfe.
Exclusive and stylish. It has also become trendy and innovative in the
Glockenbach neighborhood. Take the Hans-Sachs-Straße street and
you will find very unique specialty shops. More and more young designers are
opening stores in the area here.
Markets in Munich
There are several markets in Munich, with Viktuelienmmarkt
being perhaps the best known. You will find Viktuelienmmarkt just off
Marienplatz, where it has existed since 1807. Open every weekday from 1000 to
1800 and Saturdays from 1000 to 1500. You also have Elisabethmarkt
with its cheeses, wine, fish, fruit, flowers and herbs. The market can be found
at Elisabethstraße and Nordendstraße in Schwabing.
Shopping malls in Munich
You will find several major shopping malls in Munich, as well as all the
well-known department stores. The largest center in all of Bavaria is called the
Olympia Einkaufszentrum and has more than 130 shops and good
restaurants. In the public domain, the center goes only under the name OEZ and
it was built in connection with the Olympiad in 1972. The address is Hanauer
Straße 68, just west of the Olympic Park itself.
This 120-store shopping mall is one of the most popular in Munich. Here you will
find many good clothing stores among many other things. You reach Riem Arcaden
by taking metro U2 or U7 to Messestadt-West. You can also use bus numbers 38,
91, 263 or 264 to the shopping center.
General about shopping in Munich
The stores are usually open from 0900 to 2000 every weekday and from 0900 to
1800 Saturdays. Smaller shops can stay closed around lunch, like a kind of
mini-siesta. These stores also usually close much earlier on Saturdays, e.g. at
Eating in Munich
German food does not have the words to be a world leader, but there are
generous portions and tasty dishes. Often the menu is dominated by meat and
sausages, often with cabbage, sauces and other filling. Typical dishes in Munich
are Weisswurst, Leberkaese and Schweinebraten. And
food inspired from Austria. Eg. Jungschweinbraten (fried young pig) and
Steirischem Backhendl salad (baked chicken salad). But you can get more
sophisticated food if you want. Although the vast majority of eateries are local
restaurants, international cuisine is well represented in Munich. And Munich is
one of the few cities in Europe which has several restaurants with three
We strongly recommend that you try a kebab while in Munich. It is no joke,
because there are several genuinely real kebabs around the train station
(Hauptbahnhof). In addition to a number of affordable hotels, this area has also
attracted immigrants from among others. Turkey. This results in many kebab
places where the food is very good and cheap.
When it comes to drinks, it is mainly beer, be it Löwenbräu,
Augustiner or another of the local breweries. And beer is consumed by
everyone, regardless of age and gender. But there is plenty of good wine
available, whether it is German or imported. Beer costs about half of what we
are used to from Norway, and beer is often served in liters in the beer gardens.
Some selected restaurants in Munich
This restaurant has been an institution since it opened in 1971. The honors are
many, whether they are stars in the Michelin Guide or design awards. For a
thousand dollars you get a fantastic five course dinner. And afterwards, relax
with a cocktail and cigar in the restaurant's bar area. The address is
Johann-Fichte-Strasse 7, north of Schwabing.
With the best location in the city, in the middle of Marienplatz, you will find
this great restaurant with history from 1874. The food is from Bavarian cuisine
and you can hardly get this better anywhere else. Are you a whole bunch on tour,
then contact the restaurant to get your own stüberl (own room). Open from 1000
Schnitzelwirt in Spatenhof
Wienersnitzel is something everyone loves. And it is very good in Munich. And
very best at Schnitzelwirt in Spatenhof. And the variations are many. You can
get pork, calf or turkey. The classic version can also be replaced with one with
clam sauce and noodles. And the schnitzelen is enjoyed in cozy surroundings.
The address is Neuhauser Straße 39.
There are many Italian restaurants in Munich and it is a good option if you want
a reasonably priced meal. Al Pacino is a stylish name for an Italian restaurant,
and it is also on a great street in a pleasant area, more specifically
Leopoldstrasse 87 in Schwabing.
Schwabing is also an area where restaurants are crowded. The quality,
however, is generally so, but here the youth come in droves and probably for the
atmosphere and atmosphere, rather than to enjoy gourmet food.
Generally about eating in Munich
The price level is not bad at all. If you go to local restaurants or a
pizzeria it is not uncommon for you to have dinner and drinks for a hundred.
Usually you give between 5% and 10% in tips. Very many restaurants have about
the same menu for lunch as for dinner. But the lunch price is often
The Biergarten in Munich
You can dine at a Biergarten. Of course, depending on the weather and
temperature, but it is suitable for eating out, there is little to pay a visit
to a beer garden. Some selected beer gardens are:
Chinese Tower in Englischer Garten
Large beer garden in the middle of the huge park Englischer Garten. In addition,
there is often entertainment on the weekends.
This is no less than Munich and the world's largest beer garden with its 8,000
seats. Located in Neuhausen a little outside Munich city center.
Augustiner is one of Munich's most popular beer gardens. Located in Arnulfstraße
Dropp Hard Rock Cafe which is right next to the Hofbräuhaus and instead go into
this huge tourist party with 3500 seats and which has a mini-edition of
Oktoberfest all year round. The address is Am Platzl 9, just off Marienplatz.
Definitely worth a visit, and the prices are still nice enough that the place
attracts plenty of local residents.