The best places to go shopping in Munich include the city’s elegant shopping malls, pedestrianised boulevards, and flea markets on the outskirts of town. Many of the retail hot spots in this list can be found in the city centre and offer a good mix of bargain items as well as international and locally made luxury products.

    With most of the stores in the Old Town, you can visit top landmarks and cultural sights in between your shopping adventures in Munich. Plan your trip carefully as most malls and street-side stores are closed on Sundays. To help you get the most out of your shopping experience, check out our top picks on where to shop in Munich below.

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    Maximilianstrasse

    A dream come true for fashionistas seeking a high-end shopping experience

    Maximilianstrasse is considered the most exclusive shopping district in Munich. The 1-km boulevard is one of the city's 4 royal avenues. Here, you can find some of the world’s most luxurious designer brands, including Gucci, Cartier, Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana. There are also stores selling secondhand designer clothing and accessories at affordable prices.

    But even if you’re not going to splurge, you can stroll around Maximilianstrasse. Admire the gorgeous pieces in the shop windows, marvel at the magnificent 19th-century buildings, and visit an art gallery. There are also several cafés if you need a pick-me-up. The street and shops can get crowded on Saturdays, so visit on a weekday if you’d prefer a quieter shopping experience.

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    Victuals Market

    A vibrant Munich institution

    Victuals Market is a 200-year-old, lively open-air market in Munich’s Old Town. It’s where locals, visitors, and chefs meet and shop for the city’s freshest ingredients. From Mondays to Saturdays, you can browse over 140 stalls selling fresh produce, flowers, spices, meat, cheese, bread, honey, wine, tea, and Bavarian specialities.

    The market is also an excellent place to buy locally made souvenirs, including natural combs and wooden kitchen accessories. In between shopping, grab a coffee and a local snack from one of the cafes or relax under the shade of a tree in Victuals Market's beer garden.

    Location: Viktualienmarkt 3, 80331 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Friday from 7.30 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 7.30 am to 1 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)898 9068205

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    Kaufingertor Passage

    An elegant shopping street

    Kaufingertor Passage is a 70-metre-long shopping passage in Munich that offers a good mixture of speciality fashion stores, jewellery shops, and delicatessens displaying tempting snacks. It’s a must-do when you’re exploring one of Munich’s busiest pedestrian-only shopping streets.

    Apart from retail offerings, highlights of Kaufingertor Passage include its modern architecture, beautiful, Insta-worthy decorations, and glass ceiling that lets in natural light. Since Kaufingertor Passage is covered, you can enjoy a day of shopping even in unfavourable weather.

    Location: Kaufingerstraße 9, 80331 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)892 1269541

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    Olympia Shopping Mall

    A modern shopping centre in Munich

    Olympia Shopping Mall is located north of Munich, in the residential district of Moosach. With over 130 shops offering fashion, beauty, and homeware across 2 floors, it’s one of the city’s largest shopping centres. It also hosts 2 of Germany’s most famous department stores: Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt.

    Grab a refreshment or snack from one of the onsite cafes or restaurants between your shopping. You can also combine your visit to Olympia Shopping Mall with the nearby Flohmarkt Olympiapark. The flea market is open on Fridays and Saturdays, from 9 am to 4 pm. The easiest way to reach Olympia Shopping Mall is by taking a train on the U-Bahn line 3 to the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum station.

    Location: Hanauer Str. 68, 80993 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 9.30 am to 8 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)891 4332910

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    Neuhauserstrasse

    For serious retail therapy in Munich

    Neuhauserstrasse dates back to 1293, making it one of the oldest and most prominent streets in Munich. It’s also the  Old Town's largest pedestrian zone. Lining the 350-metre-long thoroughfare are large upscale department stores like Oberpollinger and TK Maxx, both of which host designer and brand-name clothing, shoes, and accessories.

    You can also find an array of independent boutiques and street vendors selling souvenirs, flowers, and fresh produce. Several restaurants and outdoor cafes line Neuhauserstrasse, where you can relax and refuel while enjoying street performances.

    Location: Neuhauser Str., 80331 Munich, Germany

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    Theatinerstrasse

    A prime spot for luxury shopping in Munich

    Theatinerstrasse runs through Munich’s Old Town, connecting Marienplatz with Odeonplatz. The shopping street is named after the 17th-century Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche), an important cultural landmark and popular symbol of Munich that overlooks Odeonsplatz.

    On a stroll along the boulevard, you can discover international luxury stores, locally owned boutiques, small accessory shops, and secondhand book stores. And after a long day of browsing and shopping, you can hang out at one of the many bistros or cafes dotted around the Old Town.

    Location: Theatinerstraße 42, 80333 Munich, Germany

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    Reim Arcaden

    The biggest shopping mall in Munich

    Reim Arcaden is a 3-storey shopping mall to the east of Munich. It’s home to over 120 stores, restaurants, and speciality food shops. You can also find banks, beauty salons, and travel agencies. From fashion and shoes to jewellers and perfumeries, the mall offers diverse shopping opportunities in Munich. 

    Reim Arcaden is close to Riemer Park, which means you can enjoy a couple of hours of shopping, followed by a relaxing stroll through the park. It features bikeways for cycling and rollerskating, as well as a lovely artificial lake for a refreshing swim (weather permitting). To reach the mall, take the S-Bahn line 4 or 6 from Marienplatz to Trudering and switch to U-Bahn line 2 to Messestadt West.

    Location: Willy-Brandt-Platz 5, 81829 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)89 930060

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    CityQuartier Fünf Höfe

    Munich's city-centre shopping mall

    CityQuartier Fünf Höfe is an elegant shopping centre on Theatinerstrasse, in the centre of Old Town Munich. It has around 64 shops, including international fashion brands such as Falconeri, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, and Emporio Armani. There’s also a host of jewellery, accessories, and stationery shops. 

    You can combine your shopping trip with a visit to the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung (Hypo Cultural Foundation), which is located inside Fünf Höfe. The art museum displays ever-changing exhibitions on classic art, design and photography. 

    Location: Theatinerstraße 15, 80333 Munich, Germany

    Open: Daily from 10 am to s8 pm

    Phone: +49 (0)892 4449580

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    Hofstatt

    A contemporary retail hotspot in Munich’s city centre

    Hofstatt is a trendy shopping mall on Sendlinger Strasse, right in the middle of Old Town Munich. It's relatively popular with the city's younger crowd thanks to its wide selection of international and locally owned high-end fashion boutiques. You can find jewellery, shoes, accessories, and trendy gifts.

    Once you've explored the mall, we highly recommend taking a stroll along Sendlinger Strasse. As one of Munich's famous pedestrianised shopping streets, the boulevard has a lot to offer, including hip shops, jewellery boutiques, and cute cafés.

    Location: Sendlinger Str. 10, 80331 Munich, Germany

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +49 (0)891 4333650

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    Flohmarkt Daglfing

    Open-air flea and antique market

    You can find Flohmarkt Daglfing next to the Trabrennbahn Munich-Daglfing horseracing track in East Munich. The good-sized flea and antique market hosts dozens of stalls selling second-hand toys, clothes, jewellery, statues, paintings, and home decor – all at bargain prices. Plan to arrive in the morning as some vendors start packing up just after lunchtime.

    There are several ways to get to the market. You can take U-Bahn line 4 from Odeonplatz to Arabellapark and switch to bus number 183. Alternatively, take S-Bahn line 8 from Marienplatz and change to bus number 183 at Daglfing Bahnhof Ost station.

    Location: Rennbahnstraße 35, 81929 Munich, Germany

    Open: Friday from 7 am to 3 pm, Saturday from 6 am to 4 pm (closed Sundays to Thursdays)

    Phone: +49 (0)856 41665

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    Jacqui de Klerk | Contributing Writer

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