Germany Shopping


The heart and soul of a German town lies in its conurbation center. Possibly the liveliest place on a Saturday in Germany, a leisurely walk down a shopping street means much more than simply buying things: scattered with cafes, ice cream parlors, and restaurants, churches, theatres, and old town squares, German shopping streets are a great taste of German life. The pedestrian zone in the city center of Cologne, called Schildergasse, is the busiest shopping street in Europe; with almost 13,000 people passing through every hour, it even makes London's Oxford Street take second place. Shopaholics get their glue in Munich's city center; start your shopping binge at Marienplatz, in the heart of Munich's Old Town and one can buy clothes, books, jewelry, and shoes, all the way till you reach the medieval city gateway.