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, fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, and fish on offer. It has over hundreds of shops selling fresh produce, as well as a selection of restaurants and a large beer garden that brings in the local patrons every evening. 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 for local delicacies, while you take in the local culture in this crowded market place.
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.
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.
'Art is a way of life', is the motto upheld at Christina Haubs. This little store-gallery by the eponymous owner, specializes in antique objects that are exquisite pieces of art from the 1800s as well as mid-1900s. Beautiful decorative items, art works like paintings and sculptures, collectibles and furniture form part of their huge collection. The store is splendidly decorated in a 19th-century style to create a period ambiance. An ornate chandelier or vase from this store, will elegantly adorn your home.
Located at Maxvorstadt, this place is a great surprise. Monika Schmidt offers you with some of the rarest and oldest collection of the world map prints of various countries. These prints also feature the copper engravings of the ancient scripts. Operating since 1970, they also undertake international orders for keen buyers. This place is a sure must-visit! For special appointments, call ahead or check out the website for more.
Although perhaps best known as the home of Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, there is lots more this area of Munich has to offer. An area favored by the city's gay crowd, Gärtnerplatz, with its vast assortment of trendy boutiques, is a great place to pick if you plan to go on a shopping spree. Talbot Runhof and Kauf Dich Glücklich make great choices if you're looking for trendy apparel, and there are many more such stores in the area.
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.
Non-residents will probably associate the name Dallmayr with coffee. Locals, however, think first of vol-au-vents, truffles, jam, confectionery and cold meats, and then of coffee. All these displays are enough to make anyone hungry, and the establishment offers you the perfect fix: the two Michelin star restaurant on the first floor, where there is some delicious contemporary fare to sample. If you want something lighter, you can always stop by the cafe-bistro for a coffee and light snacks. Operation hours for the restaurant, retail store and cafe vary.
The best way to remember a trip or a place is looking at the souvenirs that you had gotten from there. It takes you through a nostalgic trip and makes those memories come alive as if it just happened today. No trip to Munich will be complete without its souvenirs and Bavarian dressed bears, dolls, beersteins and much more. And the best place to buy is the Orlandostraße and other streets around the Hofbräuhaus, one of Munich's oldest beer halls. You will find a line of shops selling local or traditional products along with souvenir items like flags, picture postcards, music boxes etc.
Residenzstraße is located in a spectacular location, right after the royal residence of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Immersed in a lingering hum of busy shoppers, this desirable street is known for its shops that contain everything from jewelry, accessories, footwear, pharmaceuticals and clothing. So next time, you plan to go street shopping, do consider Residenzstraße, you wont regret it.
In business since 1557, this boutique has sustained through the centuries because of its notorious traditional souvenirs. The shop holds a variety of Bavarian products such as beer steins, carved angels, and figurines. Most notably, there are numerous crafts made from pewter - a metal that was extremely popular at the shop's opening because of its ability to be formed into baroque forms. Stop by to buy a souvenir from Munich's rich past!