Cologne is a perfect place for lovers of sweets. Numerous historical confectionaries operate here. One of the most famous one is Hussel. This is a real paradise for those with a sweet tooth. In this store, hundreds of branded varieties of chocolate and chocolate sweets are available to customers, yet, you can buy delicious figured chocolate that resembles real works of art. Here, they sell candy with bitter pepper for lovers of exotic, delicate milk chocolate for romantic natures, as well as dozens of varieties of chocolate and sweets with fruit fillings that children like so much. There are also chocolate gift sets, which tourists buy as souvenirs.
Travellers who like to wander in big shopping centres should go straight to Opern Passagen, the largest department store in Cologne. It can also be described as a historical attraction of the city, whose opening was held in 1964. The historic building has been completely restored recently. Nowadays, trade pavillions occupy more than 9000 sq.m. of its size. The most prestigious stores, including Casa Lana, Thomas Sabo and Villeroy & Boch boutiques are found here. It is here, that the most inveterate mods and fashionistas go in search for new accessories. Yet, you will find several popular cafes and restaurants there.
In Cologne there are many specialized beer stores, one of them is located next to the Altermarkt square. In Kölsch store you can buy chic pint glasses and a lot of souvenir attributes with symbols of the city. You can buy traditional tall Stangen glasses. In the city, it's customary to drink beer out of them.