Where to shop Tax Free in Germany
Tax Free shopping in Munich
- Marienplatz – a central square in the centre of Munich.
- Theatinerstrasse - brands like Zara sit alongside big names like Saint Laurent, Michael Kors and Gucci, and jewelers like Rockberries, as well as German shops like Pfeifen Diehl.
- Maximilianstrasse – known for galleries, designer shops and luxury boutiques such as Tara Jarmon and Donaldson Boutique jewellery stores, perfumeries like Jeanne Lanvin, and one of Munich’s most well-known five-star hotels: the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Here you can shop at Armani, Chanel and Gucci, to name a few.
- Maffeistrasse – six floors of shopping including Armani, Brunello Cucinelli, Akris, Etro and Ralph Lauren. They also have an impressive Men’s department offering labels like Brioni, Tom Ford and Regent.
- Ingolstadt Village – a designer outlet full of brands such as G. K. Mayr (handcrafted shoes), Michael Kors and Pfendt Optic.
Tax Free shopping in Berlin
- Kurfürstendamm - a boulevard containing Zilli, a brand well known for its handmade goods made from the skin of various animals. The city is lined with brands such as, Anna Dessous, Beckmann & Schönherr jewellery, L’Occitane, Michael Kors and Kiton.
- Friedrichstrasse – a street filled with brands like Bottega Veneta, Gucci, and Linus, as well as boutiques from All Saints, and Leiser Shoes.
- Zeil – everything from big department chains to designer boutiques to high-class jewellers such as Pletzsch Jewellery. Intimissimi and Calzedonia have stores here.
- Lufthansa Worldshop – airport stores in Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Hamnurg.
Shopping hours are generally 9.30 am to 8.00 pm from Monday to Saturday. Paying with Cards preferred cards are Visa, MasterCard, less American Express. Other foreign cards are accepted in Germany, as long as they are chip and pin variety; A lot of smaller shops will not accept credit cards. There is often a sign at the door indicating which cards (if any) are accepted.