Top 5 Shopping Tips For Tourists in Koln, Germany
Cologne (Koln) is one of those cities in Germany, where you can shop till you drop. One full day there, and you are sure to come back with a huge bag full of clothes, shoes, accessories, books, gifts for others, home décor items and much more. For those who go there for the first time, it is like a shopping paradise, because you practically feel like checking out each and every shop.
1. Choose your place
There are mainly five streets for shopping – Hohestrasse, Schildergasse, Breite Strasse, Engelberstrasse and Ehrenstrasse. All of these streets are structured in like a pedestrian shopping kind of area, and you will love the experience of being there. If you are brand conscious and like to do serious shopping, then Schildergasse is the place for you. And if you are not very brand conscious but like to do a lot of shopping anyway, then Hohestrasse works the best. Walking on both these streets you will realize that you’ll get there pretty much everything, ranging from clothes and accessories, to beauty products, household items and much more. For small designer stores and upcoming brands, you should check out Engelberstrasse. Breite Strasse and Ehrenstrasse mainly have smaller stores with offbeat items, and alternative fashion. These are actually good for college going students.
2. Get the perfect cologne
Of course, the perfect gift that you can get for someone from there is nothing but a good cologne itself. Look out for exclusive boutiques and stores selling cologne, and pick your fragrance as per your taste. 4711 Perfumery and Gift Shop is one store than you can check out.
3. Shop for the best books and clothes
If you need items to help you in traveling better, such as maps and guidebooks, then Gleumes is the store to go to. For books, there is no other store better than Mayersche Buchhandlung, where you will find books of all kinds and genres. If you are lucky, you might also come across some discounted books on sale. For clothes and accessories, you will find a lot of stores such as New Yorker, Miss Sixty, H&M, Kaufhof etc.