Where students go shopping! Turning left or right from Leopoldstraße, you will encounter the flair of Schwabing. Behind the facades of the art-nouveau period on Kaiserstraße, Hohenzollernstraße, Ainmillerstraße and Franz-Joseph-Straße are boutiques, second-hand shops, innumerable book stores and jewellery stores. Schwabing even has its own little victuals market: the Elisabethmarkt, at Elisabethplatz, sells fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and seasonings for all tastes, and is one of the most authentic sites of the borough.
Clearly one of the most typical shopping districts of Munich: the small street leading from Marienplatz to the medieval city gate Sendlinger Tor. It is the ideal place to go if you are looking for arts and crafts, unusual gift shops or arty posters. After shopping, there are plenty of little cafés and restaurants where you can sit down, relax, and enjoy the evening.
This street connecting the central square Marienplatz with Odeonsplatz and Ludwigstraße is a primary address for luxurious shopping. It is also the home of traditional cafés and restaurants, in addition to an arts cinema showing original international films with subtitles. The entrance to one of the largest art exhibition areas, the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, leads into Munich's latest shopping centre, called Fünf Höfe or Five Courts. Exclusive shops, bistros and cafés are located in this fascinating ensemble of modern art and architecture.
Convenient and varied – that is how the Riem Arcaden presents itself in the Trade Fair City. With its 120 shops and restaurants the shopping centre represents one of the most popular shopping centres in the east of Munich. In addition regular cultural events and happenings provide many highlights and a varied programme for the visitors.
One of the representative boulevards planned by King Ludwig I, Maximilianstraße is one of the most exclusive areas in Munich. Sauntering between the Bavarian Parliament, Maximilianeum, and the Nationaltheater, the Bavarian State Opera, you can enjoy the flair of one of the boulevards that have rendered Munich the nickname "Italy's most northern city".
Along rows of classicist buildings you will find internationally renowned luxury shops as well as a haute-couture phenomenon "Mooshammer", which can only be found in Munich.
Half way between Marienplatz and Stachus you can turn left into "Arkaden", a roofed alley which is home to more individual shops and cafés. The boulevard between Marienplatz and Karlsplatz/Stachus, with the medieval city gate Karlstor, has been a pedestrian zone and Munich's busiest shopping area since the 1970s.