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June 2006

Shops to stay open longer during World Cup

Munich will be permitted to stay open until midnight on work days, from June 9 until July 9. What’s more, on June 18, when Munich hosts its only Sunday match of the tournament, shops will also be allowed to open from midday until midnight. And in case you get stuck for souvenir ideas, here’s our pick of where to look:
  • Servus Heimat – this cult shop on Ledererstrasse 17 (Tel. 24 29 47 80) has a fabulous collection of cool kitsch—from funky t-shirts to packets of Edelweiss seeds and yodelling alarm clocks, there’s sure to be something to whet your whistle. See
  • Münchner Romantix – something for the more traditional taste, this shop is the place to come for classic German gifts, produced by quality craftsmen. The lovingly decorated shop is located right near the Hofbräuhaus on Pfisterstrasse 6.
  • Lederhosen Karl Wagner – whether you’re after a true pair of leather pants, or just some Bavarian accessories, this cute little cubby hole of a shop located im Tal, nestled up to the Heiliggeistkirche 77 (Tel. 22 56 97), features an irresistible collection of traditional costumes, including adorable little lederhosen and dirndls for the kids!
  • Viktualienmarkt – Munich’s classic open-air market is a true feast for the eyes. Though it is mainly a market for fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat products, you also will find a wonderful selection of non-perishables, all of which make great souvenirs. Family and friends will be thrilled to receive any number of spices, dried fruit and mushrooms, homemade marmalades, honey specialities or the delicious, durable sausages from Franconia on offer at this bustling city market.

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