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.
Located in Munich's city center, LodenFrey is an outstanding department store and offers six floors of apparels for men, women, and children. This high fashion department store features top designers such as Armani, Valentino and Ralph Lauren. If you're in Munich for Oktoberfest, or just want a Bavarian costume as a souvenir, then be sure to stop here for the world famous loden outfits. The fourth floor is dedicated to the children's section.
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.
One of the biggest department stores in Munich, Oberpollinger stocks clothes for men, women and children, household goods, electrical goods, porcelain, sports equipment and furniture. This store is part of the Karstadt Premium Group and is well-known all over the city. Find apparel and accessories of some really cheap brands as well designer wear that is sure to fit your budget and preference.
Referred to as one of the four royal avenues of the city, the street is the brain child of Maximilian II, King of Bavaria. Construction of the street began in 1850. On a trip to Munich, a walk down this avenue of glitter and glamour is a must. Along the Maximilianstraße, you will find stores of some of the biggest names in fashion as well as the city's upscale cafes and eateries. Some of the designer labels you can find here include Chanel, Gucci and Versace.
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.
Luxurious patterns and draperies, noble prints and high-quality materials - this is what Versace provides its demanding customers with. In 1978 Gianni Versace founded the fashion label and already in the same year he opened his first boutique in Milan. After he had been murdered in 1997, his sister Donatella assumed the leadership of the established corporation. Celebrities like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga or Jennifer Lopez wear expensive robes of recent collections. Also the matching accessoires and perfumes are available - even dishes for at home.
Built in the style of the 19th Century, Maximilianhöfe's structure is grand and still retains an old world charm. It is a huge shopping complex spanning many offices and luxury boutiques like Gianfranco Ferré and Dolce & Gabbana. There is Brenner to enjoy a hearty meal after the hectic shopping spree. If you are tired of shopping and would rather watch an opera, you might want to check out the state opera's new rehearsal stage inside the Maximilianhöfe. Perfect for a day of entertainment, Maximilianhöfe will meet all your needs.
Madonna, Monica Bellucci and Kylie Minogue - all of them swear by the erotic glamour of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Already since the 1980s the two Italian designers have regularly put the fashion scene in motion. While Dolce, who is the son of a textile manufacturer, tailored his first jacket at the age of 7, Gabbana had been working as a graphic artist before the founding of their label. It was him who significantly formed the look of the italian luxury label with his sense of theatrics and colourful animal prints.
The Zegna family has been clothing Munich's men for four generations. Their store in Munich is part of a large international chain of shops catering to high-end customers. This brand has style and comfort written all over it. The collections at the shop change regularly with brand new styles, fabrics and colors coming out each season. Although, if something that you like isn't quite right, you can get it personally tailored at the shop.
This family-run jewelry store has been in business since 1903 and remains more popular than ever! All the pieces here are of the highest caliber and exemplify luxury at its finest. Concurrently, the jewelry stay true to the themes of modernity and magnificence with a perfect blend of severity and sensuality. Hemmerle was the go-to designer for the Royal Bavarian Court of Ludwig II, so be sure to stop by if you want to dress and feel (and spend) like royalty!
Blancpain, an 18th-century company that was revived in 1983, creates timepieces that elevate the watch from a time-telling instrument to a work of art. This boutique was its first in Germany and provides an elegant setting for the purchase of these rare products. The vintage furniture, antiques, and classical interiors complement the sophisticated products on offer. If you visit this place, remember to ask for "The 1735," which features 740 components. Only a few of these are available worldwide, so if you manage to buy one, remember you are in the company of a distinguished few!