This is where shopping enthusiasts get their money's worth, with several specialty shops at the center offering an extensive selection of goods.
Speyer’s old boulevard runs along a length of several meters through the historic city center, from the city gate (Altpörtel) to the Romanesque Imperial Cathedral. It is lined with beautiful baroque houses, which host a good selection of shops, including numerous fashion, shoe and eyewear shops, two drugstores, an outdoors gear shop, a photo studio, a candy and a toy shop. The Ratskeller is a good place to stop-by. In the summer you can sit comfortably under the parasols of the numerous street cafés and enjoy the street view.
For a melt-in-your-mouth experience, visit Pralina in Karlsruhe, which is committed to creating the finest chocolate creations. Ideal for a conventional gift of chocolates shaped in the most unconventional forms, one can pick up chocolates for gifting, or for a treat. Also worth a try is their special hot Greek coffee. Their chocolates combine a blend of the finest Criolo or Trinitario chocolate beans to provide an out of this world experience.
One of Germany's top fashion houses, Marc Cain is a purveyor of some of the hottest trends in women's fashion each season. Shop for the latest trends from formal and casual wear to some great shoes and accessories at the store outlet in Karlsruhe brimming with the latest arrivals. From denims and jackets to shirts and pullovers, there's tons of stuff to choose from. Needless to say, the stock is updated on a regular basis, so each visit is likely to result in a new discovery. Check website for latest stuff and looks for the season.
Give your home, a stylish makeover with the extremely chic pieces of furniture at Grüner Krebs. Located on Erbprinzenstrasse, the elegant showroom features an excellent collection of functional sofas, book-shelves and garden furniture that can well be a centerpiece of a contemporary office or home. The selection is fairly large with Giorgio, Nook and Moule making a regular appearance. Apart from the sofas, there's a good range of home accessories as well to choose from. It's also good to know that the brand adopts environment-friendly practices. Check their website to have a look at their selection.