Shopping in Germany – give in to temptation. Chic shopping districts like Königsallee in Düsseldorf and Kaufingerstraße in Munich are just as alluring as fantastic Outlets and architecturally outstanding shopping centres. You will strike gold wherever you go. In many cities just taking a stroll through the Old Town turns into a shopping spree. Market squares steeped in tradition offer interesting regional specialities, and anyone with a little time for rummaging will be unable to tear themselves away from the many magical little shops off the main shopping routes. Whether typically German produce or international fashion at bargain basement prices: the fulfillment of your greatest and smallest desires is first priority when shopping in Germany.
Get shopping! Discover boundless entertainment. From the trendy to the elite. You will find shopping in Germany simply irresistible.
Its position in the centre of Europe makes Germany easily accessible, wherever you’re coming from. Germany also has one of Europe’s most highly developed and modern transport infrastructures at its disposal, allowing visitors to get around quickly and hassle-free.
The Euro is legal currency in Germany. One euro is equivalent to 100 cents.
A nationwide network of ATMs at various banks and savings banks enable cash to be withdrawn at your convenience 24/7. In addition, most shops and restaurants accept various electronic payment methods such as Girocard, Mastercard and Visa as well as other current credit cards.
In restaurants and shops the display prices are strictly the asking prices. Tips to the amount of 10% of the prices are common, but not necessary.
Travellers from countries outside the European Union can also benefit from tax-free shopping in many stores throughout Germany. This gives you in-store discounts of up to 19%.
Most shops in Germany are open from Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 8 pm. Smaller shops and boutiques often close earlier at 6.30 pm. On Sundays and holidays all shops are strictly closed. As an exception shops occasionally open on specially designated “shopping Sundays”.
There are special exceptions for gas stations and shops in tourist resorts, at railway stations, and airports, which are often open on Sundays and holidays. Certain pharmacies also offer 24-hour service. In many areas bakeries are open on Sunday mornings and sell the bread roles typical of Germany directly from the oven for a pleasant Sunday breakfast.