If you like combining your shopping with sightseeing, head for Germany's city centres. For really chic shops, try Düsseldorf's Königsallee, one of the world's most beautiful boulevards. Munich's Maximilianstrasse, with its neo-gothic merchant's houses. Hamburg's Jungfernstieg, with its amazing view of Alster lake. Berlin's Kurfürstendamm. These are all places that dedicated shoppers will come away from with new ideas – and bulging shopping bags.
Königstrasse, Germany's longest pedestrian precinct, is a shopping paradise.
The Maximilianstraße in Munich is one of the city's four royal avenues and the one to shop.
Maximilianstraße, 80539 München
A most magnificent shopping center on seven levels offering the most luxurious of brands and products in the heart of Munich.
Neuhauser Straße 18, 80331 Munich
The Galeries Lafayette offer four floors and over two acres of a wide range of products among the greatest French and international brands.
Friedrichstraße 76-78, 10117 Berlin
The Kaufhaus des Westens, usually abbreviated to KaDeWe, is a department store in Berlin with over nearly 15 acres of shops.
The Kurfürstendamm, known locally as the Ku'damm, is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin.
The beautiful promenade with a view over the Alster boasts the world's finest shopping atmosphere.
Jungfernstieg 1, 20095 Hamburg
Düsseldorf's Königsallee is more than a street to shop on – it's a business card, a real splendour and an international trademark.
Koenigsallee, 40212 Duesseldorf