This large flea market is full of treasures, and junk, for you to peruse, bargain for, and buy. Strict rules allow only second-hand goods, nothing produced specially for flea markets is allowed.
The impressive building at the end of the Schildergasse is one of the best department stores in Cologne. Galeria Kaufhof has five floors where you can buy almost anything. You'll discover upscale brands for both men and women. Plus there are places to dine, as well as hairdressers and a sports department. Make sure you stop by the department store's impressive supermarket that offers all kinds of delicacies. The wine section is especially good.
Rhein Center Köln-Weiden is a haven for shoppers in Cologne. With more shops than there's generally time for, the mall has something for everyone. The shopping center has multiple floors with about 180 specialty stores, electronic shops, department stores, and more. Take a break and drop in at one of the restaurants or cafes including sushi bars, burger joints, pizza parlors to relish delicious food.
Karstadt is one of the largest department stores in Cologne. No matter what you're looking for, you'll find it here. With six floors you'll be able to shop for designer wear, find amazing cosmetics, discover the newest electronics, read amazing books, and buy household wear. Make sure you stop by the basement to browse the gourmet supermarket. The department store also holds great events.
In the heart of Heidelberg, spread out over 13,000 square meters, is the Galeria Kaufhof. Conveniently accessible for both tourists and locals alike, it is a one stop shop for all your shopping needs. Whether you're looking for the latest in women's fashions or toys for the kids or men's wear you'll find it all under one roof. Aiming to provide a more inclusive shopping experience, the shopping center has disabled access as well as assisted shopping options for those with visual impairment. With a private car park in the city center, it is one of the most convenient places to spend an afternoon shopping.
Karstadt is a large department store in the heart of the city. It consists of a drugstore and stationery section which is located next to the hats and bags on the ground floor. There are separate sections for woman's and men's fashion, and kids are of course also catered for at Karstadt. In addition, shoes, videos, CDs and all kinds of great gift articles like calendars, household goods and fashion accessories can be purchased here.
Mate Wear houses trendy collection from brands for men like Cottonfield, Fred Perry, Lonsdale and Masons Hemden. You can also find designer men's underwear and knitwear. The store is very popular and stocks a wide variety of clothes for men. There is everything from formals to casuals to suit individual style.
A&C wine shop offers about 700 wines, sparkling wine, champagne as well as diverse spirits. The wines come mostly from Europe and abroad and there is even a choice of kosher wines on offer, which cannot otherwise be bought in any other Cologne wine shop. The four or five open wines can be tried and bought at reasonable prices here. Over and above that there is a small range of snacks, pasta, vinegar and oil available. If you're not that experienced in wine matters, can ask for detailed advice from the friendly sales staff, who will even hire out the right glasses to you if you don't have them at home.
Optik Kröber offers so many different types of glasses that there must be something here for everyone. But it's not just chic eye-glasses or sunglasses which can be purchased here. Contact lenses can also be prescribedby their qualified consultants. The obligatory sight test for driving licences can be taken here. In addition, Kröber has a section for hearing aids of all kinds. The staff see that everything fits properly, whether it be glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids.
Jättefint, meaning 'very beautiful,' is a children's boutique located in the Sulz neighborhood of Cologne. The Finnish owner definitely lends some Scandinavian touches to the designs in this burst of color of a store that is bound to cheer your little one up. Here you will find clothing, woolen toys, educational toys, comic books and more in fun colors and cute prints. Balloons, flowers, animals and fruits are some of the prints that feature majorly on their products.
Der andere Buchladen offers a product range aimed at students with an emphasis on selling cheap copies and reprints. Surrounded by well-organised bookshelves, this bright and friendly bookshops is a great place to rummage. If you can't find something or you need help, then you can ask for advice from the friendly sales staff. Interesting readings are organised though not on regular basis with the co-operation of the Cafe Anders(connected to the Ehrenfeld bookshop).
If you stumble across the entrance to a-Musik you'll be rewarded with a nice and comfortable music shop in the basement. It offers a good and well-organized range of products to fans of experimental music. Japanese underground records, which are rare, as well as a choice of electronic and rock records are included on offer at a-Musik. If you don't find something here, you shouldn't be put off asking the nice and friendly staff who will gladly help you.