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Shopping in Germany - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

In Germany, the garland of victory in the number of stores belongs to two of the largest cities - Berlin and Munich. The superior boutiques with collections of the best designers can be found in Dusseldorf and Cologne. Hamburg, being a major seaport, is known for its souvenirs and marine products. Stores in this country open about 10 am and work up to 7 pm. Sunday is traditionally considered a day off. Germany belongs to the category of countries with tax free, which allows you to return VAT on purchases. To do this, you need to provide a check for an amount exceeding 50 euros and a special filled coupon at the border control point.
Germany can definitely be called a country where there is everything. Fans of a non-trivial holiday will appreciate the unique and unusual hotels, …
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In Germany, every traveler can find a store for himself. Some will be attracted by the largest shopping centers with restaurants, bars and even cinemas. Others like cozy unique boutiques and shops with unknown but exclusive things. Flea markets are very popular among tourists, as treasure hunters can find unique items at discounted prices. The season of sales here takes place twice a year, in January and in the second half of July. Discounts may reach 50%. A particular attention should be paid to products labeled bio. They are classified as eco-friendly products. This sort of goods is in high demand in this country and throughout Europe.
The largest shopping centers in Berlin are the elite KaDiFe store, the French department store Galerie Lafayette, and Potsdamer Platz Arkaden on Potsdam Square. A large number of boutiques can be found on Ku'damm Street and in its vicinity. In KaDiFe, you can buy clothes, shoes, antiques, cosmetics, and appliances. In the department store, there is a huge gastronomic section. The former is one of the largest shopping centers in the world and occupies 3 buildings.  It competes with Galerie Lafayette, which is a stylish and refined shopping center full of French chic. It presents the advantage of French brands, delicacies and premium dishes. In Ku'damm street there are elite boutiques of Chanel, Prada, Versace, Escada, MaxMara, and Louis Vuitton. It’s also worth visiting the Europa-Center, Wertheim in Berlin. On Schlossstrasse, you can find any stuff at affordable prices. Copyright
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Munich will please travelers with opportunities for shopping in different price categories. Branded, exclusive items should be looked for on Theatinerstrasse and Maximilianstrasse. There you can find boutiques of Chanel, Hugo Boss, D&G, and Louis Vuitton. Those who are looking for more inexpensive brands should go to the streets of Kaufingerstrasse and Neuhauserstrasse with Mango, H&M, and small shops on them. All major shopping streets are located near the Marienplatz square in the downtown. Nuremberg is the second city of Bavaria after Munich. There is also a large number of shops. The city is famous for Christmas shopping and souvenir products. It makes delicious gingerbread, sweets with marzipan, mulled wine, which can be taken away in a plastic bottle.
In Dresden, it is worth to visit the shops with the legendary Meissen porcelain, which has been produced in this city for 300 years. Cologne can unpleasantly surprise travelers with high prices, so it’s better to go to Bremen for cheaper but the same quality things. The largest department stores with an affordable pricing policy are Peek&Cloppenburg and Karstadt. Dortmund can also be categorized as a city with inexpensive shops. A special attention should be paid to sportswear. It is best to go to the brand store of Dortmund Bavaria, which is one of the best football clubs in the world. Large flea markets are in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Stuttgart, and Hannover.
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Outlets in Germany are real villages from shops and boutiques with shocking prices. One of the largest is Metzingen located near Munich. It represents about 70 world brands. The building in which the outlet was located, was constructed in the 12th century. The Wine Museum is situated nearby. In an hour drive by car from Frankfurt you will find the outlet village of Wertheim Village. It has about 50 different brands of world renown. A 20-minute drive from Berlin is the McArthurGlen Designer with 80 stores. Discounts in it can reach 70%. There is a children's club where you can leave your children, while you go shopping.
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Shopping streets in Germany
♥   Shopping area ' Anger' Erfurt. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Bahnhofstraße' Hannover. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Dänische Straße' Kiel. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Georgstraße' Hannover. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Grimmaische Straße' Leipzig. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Hindenburgstraße' Mönchengladbach. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Hohe Straße' Cologne. On the map   Photos
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Designer outlets in Germany
♥   Outlet 'DESIGNER OUTLET BERLIN' Alter Spandauer Weg 1, Wustermark OT Elstal, 14641, Germany. On the map
♥   Outlet 'DESIGNER OUTLET NEUM' Oderstrasse Neum 24539 Germany. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Designer Outlets Wolfsburg' An der Vorburg 1 Wolfsburg 38440 Germany. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Ingolstadt Village' Otto-Hahn-Stra Ingolstadt 85055 Germany. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Metzingen Outlet City' Reutlinger Strasse 53, Metzingen, 72555, Germany. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Ochtum Park' Bremer Strasse Stuhr 28816 Germany. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Wertheim Village' Almosenberg Wertheim 97877 Germany. On the map

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Ohel Jakob Synagogue

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The main synagogue in Munich is called Ohel Jacob. It also forms a single complex with a major cultural center. The synagogue itself is quite small. Its prayer hall is designed for 600 people. The cultural center has a chic modern design and impressive scale, on the contrary. Art exhibitions, book presentations, and even music concerts are held there.

The so-called "Corridor of Memory" connects the Ohel Jacob synagogue with the cultural center. It is a kind of historical monument. It is dedicated to members of the local Jewish community who died during World War II. More than 4,500 people were killed by the Nazis in wartime only by approximate estimates. A new synagogue was built in Munich in 2005. It is located in an unusual building with a regular cubic shape. The upper part of the … Read all

Neue Synagogue

From the series “The most luxury and famous synagogues”
You can see the beautiful building of the new synagogue on Oranienburger Straße in Berlin. The old synagogue lay in ruins after the end of World War II, as well as many other historical buildings in the city. The religious monument was restored in maximum accordance with the original building according to the available photos and diagrams. A rapid increase in the Jewish community was observed in Berlin in the mid-19th century. Thousands of immigrants came here from Eastern countries.

This prompted the construction of a new synagogue. Its construction began under the project of the famous architect Eduard Knoblauch in 1857. The famous Alhambra of Granada served as an inspiration for the creation of a grand project for the architect, as he noted. The synagogue was one of the largest in … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Germany

Alexanderplatz trading area is also considered a real historical landmark which provides various department stores and shops. Its opening took place in the beginning of the 20th century. During the years of war, the historic building was completely destroyed and restored afterwards. The building, where the shopping center is now located, was built in 1967. Its area is 35000 sq meters. Here, you can buy clothes and perfumes of renowned brands, there are also gift shops and special stores with … Read more
Oberpollinger is one of the main shopping destinations in the city. The department store is open in a historical building and started working yet in the first part of the 20th century. Just like many years ago, the most stylish and expensive clothes in Munich are sold at Oberpollinger, as well as bags and other accessories by famous designers, watches, fine and fashion jewelry. One of the most famous Italian cuisine restaurants in the city, Etage, is also open in the department store. When the … Read more
Europa Passage trading complex is also here. Within its walls are 120 shops of various specificities. This center is great for doing a little shopping in search of new stylish clothes, household goods and jewelry. Hollister shopping pavilion is popular with lovers of practical everyday wear. Ladies usually choose Pandora jewelry store to buy. Kaufhof is another attractive place. It offers clothes and footwear for all members of the family. You won't find many exclusive designer boutiques in … Read more
High-end perfumery remains Cologne's trademark for several hundred years. Farina old perfume house was opened as early as 1709. It is a real city attraction. Here, they sell the original cologne brand Farina 1709 Eau de Cologne Original, whose secret of production is kept in the utmost confidence. This historic store is much focused on tourists, so you can buy very beautiful miniature bottles of cologne for 4 euros only. Not far from the railway station is German Souvenirs store, which also … Read more
Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper store, known throughout the country, is situated in the city, as well. This is the largest Germany's perfumerie, the opening of which took place more than 80 years ago. Nowadays, they sell perfumery of famous brands, high-class cosmetics, and various skin-care products. Here work professional experts, so every visitor can expect a consultation. In the variety of souvenir shops in Düsseldorf, we can point out a store with the original name No. 4. In this huge store, … Read more
Old Market Square is a particular Dresden's attraction. It is located in the heart of the city and was built in the 14th century. Nowadays, the square is the permanent venue of interesting street festivals, fairs and other events. Almost every month, colourful fairs where you can buy the most popular national treats are held here. It's interesting to stroll around the Market Square during the Christmas season more than anywhere else. At this time you can buy crafts and handmade ornaments and … Read more
Among the variety of souvenir shops, Lotto am Kropcke is notably prominent. It offers a huge number of souvenirs at affordable prices. Visitors will be able to pick up beautiful plates and magnets, pendants and T-shirts. Wonderful models of historical sites in Hanover are available to lovers of exclusive things. The price level in the store is always very attractive. Luxurious mugs are sold for 8 - 9 euros. For quality shoes go to Street One store. It is located near the railway station. This … Read more
The city's liveliest shopping streets are located in its center, and many of them are completely pedestrian. The largest shopping centers can be found on Breite Gasse, another street delighting tourists with a variety of restaurants and shops. Königsstrasse accommodating fashion boutiques is especially interesting among ladies. Boutiques located here sell original designer outfits and accessories. Several shops offer handmade souvenirs. Fans of famous global brands should go for a walk along … Read more

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