Monday, December 19, 2011

Europe 2011 - Day 10,11,12 Dedicated to Munich (Part 2 of 3)

Date of Travel: 16-18 April 2011

Shopping in Munich

When I asked myself, what is there to buy from Germany, I didn't have a clue. I tried thinking of all the stuff in my house that is German made but I came up blank. Slowly but surely, things started to emerge. What do people buy from Germany?
- Pots & Pans brands like WMF and Silit
- German kitchen knives and anything made of German steel
- Army knives
- Jigsaw Puzzles by the original Ravensburger
- Outdoors equipment, like the brand Deuter
- Chocolates like Kinder, Milka and Ritter Sport

1. Globetrotters
Head to Isator for a huge Outdoors shop called Globetrotters. They sell anything from hiking, canoeing, to biking and camping gear. Even if you can't bring anything home, it's great seeing all the cool stuff they have over there.
Items bought:
Army pocket knives, Meru Brand: €4.99 each x 4 pcs (cool souvenir)
Water proof bicycle seat cover: €6

2. Viktualiemakt
This place is like an open-air Marche market for the locals. I loved visiting the cheese and ham stalls, with the smell of fresh bread in the air.
Items bought:
2 bread rolls: €0.50 for 2
1 box of grilled prawns
1 box of mini mozzarella balls
1 box of Italian anti pasti
Total weight: 100g for €7.00

Outdoor Beer Garden of Viktualiemakt

3. Karstadt Shopping Centre
This is my favourite shopping centre in Munich. It's length is from the main train station HBF all the way to Karlsplatz. Seemingly high end, look out for the red stickers for mark downs.
Items bought:
Silit 20cm pot: €35.00
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Nail Clipper: €5.95 x 2
Ravensburger Jigsaw Puzzles: €4.95 + €8 + €8
After spending €67 at Karstadt, head to the Customer Service to get a tax-free form for a €7 refund at the airport of departure

Our shopping loot so far
Note: All shopping centres and shops are closed on Sundays

If you have missed the rest of this series:
Europe 2011 - Day 1 Arriving Paris
Europe 2011 - Day 2 Cycling and Eating Like The French
Europe 2011 - Day 3 Shocking Ourselves Silly
Europe 2011 - Day 4 Backbreaking Prague
Europe 2011 - Day 5 Royal Animals of Prague
Europe 2011 - Day 6 & 7 to Cesky Krumlov
Europe 2011 - Day 8: Top 5 things to bring home from Prague
Europe 2011 - Day 9 Guten Tag Munchen
Europe 2011 - Day 10,11,12 Dedicated to Munich (Part 1 of 3)
Europe 2011 - Day 10,11,12 Dedicated to Munich (Part 3 of 3)
Europe 2011 - Day 13 Munich to Paris  
Europe 2011 - Day 14 & 15 Going Home 

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