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Away with magnets, postcards and cheap Chinese knick-knacks. Here's the definitive guide to buying local, in Munich – from underground t-shirts to Weisswurst.
It’s a common dilemma: what do I bring back from my trip for my loved ones? A hundredth monument-shaped refrigerator magnet? A postcard? A pack of sweets? But nothing fits the bill. In the following ten shops, you will find the right souvenir that genuinely embodies the Munich way of life, whether it’s a curious novelty or something traditional – you’re sure to find it here.
Obacht, which translates to “watch out”, is a small shop is located in the centre of Munich, not far from the Hofbräuhaus. Here, you’ll find clothing, household products and souvenirs from the southern part of Germany.
Mein Platzl opened in December 2017 and has hit the ground running. This concept store presents an opportunity for small producers and manufacturers from the Alpine region to exhibit their goods in the centre of Munich – and goes unrivalled in its extraordinary variety of goods.
This is one of Munich’s most famous butcher shops. Renowned for their Weisswurst, Metzgerei Bauch draws customers from far afield. Carrying sausages can be a difficult task, but, no worries, they can be cut for transport.
Suck my shirt (or SKMST for short) is a new Munich label that has attracted attention with strong slogans on their T-shirts, such as „089 Minga” or “Heimat Liebe”.
Opened in 1998, this is the place for snacks, homemade cakes and coffee-lovers. A large selection of Bavarian products, books, beverages or bizarre items is on offer.
Blumen Bahlmann, Munich’s most beautiful florist is located in Munich’s city hall. They offer the finest flower arrangements, which can also be packed safely for transport.
Two brothers from Munich seeking to finance their gastronomic project started this fashion label. The Distorted People brand, and its well-known logo of a hatchet and razor, has become so successful that it is often worn by FC Bayern players.
Ladencafé Marais is an institution in the Westend district. Spend time in this exceptionally beautifully atmosphere, have a coffee and a cake. Almost everything in the café is for sale including the chair you’re sitting on.
This shop located in Haidhausen exclusively sells local products, natural cosmetics and a clothing line by store owner Stephanie.
Medical Art & More is the realm of the deeply bizarre. The shop is an interesting hangout for medical students, and those interested in anatomy. A variety of unusual pictures and objects can be purchased.