Munich’s major shopping street is Kaufingerstraße. Running from Marienplatz to the Hauptbahnhof, every major international chain store can be found here. Of perhaps a little more interest to those of you looking for more than international chains, are the myriad of streets running off Kaufingerstraße in almost every direction, each with tens of fabulous shops just waiting to be explored. Even more exotic are the Greek and Turkish stores found on Goethestraße and Schillerstraße, full of exotic delicacies. And for foodies, the Viktualienmarkt is quite simply one of the best food markets in the world. Shopping in general in Munich is not cheap. But quality is usually very high. If you’re looking for American goodies, including oreos, then try the G&A Grocery Store on Baaderstraße.
To find the foreign press in Munich, the best place is the Hauptbahnhof. There are three or four Relax outlets offering a wide selection of publications in a variety of languages. Daily English newspapers arrive the same day, often early in the morning.
Most stores in Munich are open only from 08:00 - 18:30 on Monday to Friday and from 07:00 to 14:00 on Saturday. Recently, relaxed shopping rules allow stores to stay open till 20:00 on Saturday. If you need something after hours, or on a Sunday, your options are limited to venturing to the Hauptbahnhof or to a petrol station minimarket.