The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Munich

A Pylones store
A Pylones store | © Maria / Flickr
Roanna Mottershead

You’ve had a great trip to Munich, loved the city, seen everything it has to offer, and now you want to take a little piece of it home. Whether you’re looking for a gift for friends, colleagues, or even just something to remember your trip by, head to one of these places instead of last-minute shopping at sky-high prices at the airport.

1. Flea market

Market

Nachtflohmarkt München | nachtkonsum, Grafinger Straße
nachtkonsum, Grafinger Straße | © Voetter / Courtesy of Flohmarkt Nachtkonsum
It might sound like a strange suggestion, but flea markets are a great place to find a unique souvenir at a bargain price. However short your trip, the good news is that Munich is flea market mad, and if your trip is on a weekend, chances are there’s a market happening. The most reliable one is Flohmarkt Olympiapark; on the 35,000-square-meter (376,737-square-foot) space, you’ll find over 450 stalls there bright and early every Friday and Saturday. Not a morning person? Once a month, the Flohmarkt Nachtkonsum comes to TonHalle. The indoor night market starts at 5 pm, with stalls open and bands playing until midnight.

Servus Heimat

If you’re looking for the perfect balance between something that screams Munich and something that your friends and family will actually want, Servus Heimat is a great bet. They have pretty things such as embroidered pretzel-shaped cushions and modern cups and placemats with German phrases, or the ultimate souvenir – a mini-stein with a proud blue stag on it from which to drink your shot of schnapps! Their understated style has seen the business grow to three stores, two of which are right in the centre and one in the Stadtmuseum.

Multiple locations in Munich, Germany

Courtesy of Servus Heimat

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