Whatever your Shopping-heart is coveting: You are sure to find it in Cologne! Cologne doesn’t just have the best-loved shopping streets in Germany – Hohe Straße and Schildergasse – but also in the surrounding area you can find everything your heart may desire. Exclusive brands on Mittelstraße, the latest trends around Ehrenstraße or fashion from upcoming young designers in the Belgian Quarter: if you can’t strike rich here, you won’t anywhere!
Everything the heart desires: Hohe Straße
Hohe Straße starts at the foot of the cathedral and leads into Schildergasse. A wide variety of shops like H&M, MediaMarkt, Esprit, Mango and Zero invite shoppers to stroll through these streets. A plethora of souvenir shops can be found alongside shops stocking shoes, clothing, jewellery, books and watches. There are several popular Starbucks coffee shops also scattered around the area.
Number 1 shopping mile in Germany: Schildergasse
Schildergasse is Cologne’s best-known city centre shopping street, and is the central connection between Hohe Straße and Neumarkt. TK Maxx, as well as brands such as Desigual, Adidas, Puma, Esprit and Tommy Hilfiger have opened stores here. Cologne’s Hardrock Café is at the end of Schildergasse. Primark is planning on opening a store in Neumarkt Gallery at the end of 2013.
Successful sectoral mix: Breite Straße
Breite Straße is one of the most interesting shopping streets in the centre of Cologne. The sectoral mix has been a success: many shops are still run by the owners. New construction projects like DuMont-Carré, Opernpassage or the WDR Arcades provide for additional pull.
Ehrenstraße is hip – shop and chillax to your heart’s content! The younger crowd are especially fond of this area and find coveted shopping goods in Liebeskind, Planet Sports, Adidas or the Levi’s Store.
Belgian Quarter – our hot tip!!
By day – shopping heaven, by night – dancing and drinking. Located between Venloer Straße, the ring roads, Roonstraße und Moltkestraße you can find everything and anything – as long as it’s not mainstream, that is! Small boutiques offer handmade, unusual, truly individual items – usually at affordable prices. This is our hot tip for younger visitors – an absolute must!