Founded in 1807 as a small herb market, Viktualienmarkt has developed over the years into one of Munich's biggest markets with an exciting collection of fresh flowers, fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and fish. It has over 140 shops selling goods, as well as a selection of restaurants and a large beer garden. The products are known to be reasonably priced, and the entertainment includes a number of cultural events, including a popular summer festival, that takes place here regularly. Dine at the local eateries lining the streets, while you take in the local culture in this crowded market place.
A food market named after Empress Elizabeth of Austria, Elisabethmarkt has been serving Schwabing since 1931. Prior to that, it was located at Maffeianger, where it was established in the year 1880. Although the shift was necessitated by the planned construction of roads, the market has now found its permanent abode at Elisabethplatz. This daily market is the place to head to for food of any kind, right from poultry and vegetables to fruits, meat and delicatessen.
Featuring a rustic facade, this market regales with a host of stalls, each of which entice with different Italian specialties. Eataly has turned into a household name, and its trade here lives up to its reputation by offering delightful products. These range from breads and pastas to sausages and savory snacks. Drop by to sample delicacies cooked to perfection or simply to peruse and admire.
Olympia-Einkaufszentrum is a shopping mall that features stores stocked with everything you could possibly require. One of the largest shopping centers in Munich, it is home to all kinds of stores, from Desigual and Vero Moda, to Levi's and Yves Rocher. If you want to find everything in one place, you could stop by department stores like Galeria Kaufhof.
Located in Munich's most popular shopping district - the pedestrian zone between Marienplatz and Karlstor, the Galleria Kaufhof, though presenting a simple exterior, offers an unrivaled choice of goods. Spread over seven floors, this huge department store contains almost everything, ranging from clothes to consumer electronics and caters to one and all. There is also a wine, gourmet and confectionery section for all your food-related needs. For refreshments, head over to either of the two restaurants situated within the store, and enjoy Bavarian delicacies after a day of merry shopping.
Situated in the heart of Maxvorstadt, La Belle Epoque offers unique collections of rarest collections in history that you will find. The store features lamps, antique furniture, clocks, mirrors and knick knacks that are absolutely worth having. Information on different countries and their history also attract many tourists and locals of the area. For a detailed information, visit the website.
For more than 60 years Indra Trachtenmoden has been delighting locals and especially tourists with their collection of traditional German outfits. Women can choose a colorful drindl, the original dress for women, with puff sleeves and an apron wrapped around their waist. Lederhosen (leather breeches) and tyrolean hats are available for men. If you are in a dilemma, let the amicable sales people guide you with your selection.
Manufactum's marketing slogan is "Good Things Still Exist." Its first shop in Fünf Höfe along with a bread and butter shop has become quite popular amongst the locals. The range is the same as in the catalog, with a fascinating selection of original products. There are kitchen utensils, porcelain, knives, fabrics, bags, leather goods and much more. Their bread and butter shop offers a bistro service, oven fresh bread and other fresh items. Shoppers will love this place for the amount of products they store. Manufactum stresses on providing excellent service and good quality products to its clients and customers.
This is a shop with an illustrious past - it was once a purveyor of food to the court and ran the royal family's coffee house. It still caters to elegant and sophisticated tastes, selling a wide array of luxury coffees and teas, home-made pralines , cookies and other confections in exotic flavors. Famous for its freshly ground coffee, Eilles also stocks a wide range of quality teas in hot, spicy, and delicate notes. A wine connoisseur can make a selection from a wide range of fine wines, imported from the finest wineries of the world.
Obacht' is a fun and exciting gift store in the city. Visitors have the pleasure of shopping handmade souvenirs made by local artisans.
Zara, part of the renowned Spanish brand, is a popular clothes store in Munich that stocks fashionable clothing. The clothes here have an identity of their own. At this very store clothing is available for children, women as well as for men. Large collections of trendy and fascinating designs are housed here. Locals throng the place to purchase some excellent pieces which they later flaunt on the streets or at the market.