Traffic cones on Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Shopping in Glockenbach

Around the Gärtnerplatz: a unique shopping experience

Forget large chains and department stores: the Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach districts are all about individuality. We take a tour of what’s on offer.

The area’s individuality can be seen in the numerous independent labels based here, little craft businesses – tailors, tool shops, fabric shops and so on – and lovely bars and cafés, each with its own style. Even the shop names – things like Blutsgeschwister (“Blood Siblings”), Werkzeughandel Schrauben-Mutter (“Bolt-Nut Toolshop”), Süßmund (“Sugar Mouth”) and GötterSpeise, (“Food of the Gods”) – are intriguing and drive you to explore what’s behind the uniquely decorated shop windows.

 

Heels Angels

Klenzestraße 45

If you like bespoke shoes and unusual leather accessories, Anja Hoffmann’s is the place for you. Anja is a master shoemaker who has been crafting bespoke shoes in her rear courtyard atelier in Gärtnerplatz since 1998. Her collection, under the Heels Angels label, also includes bags and accessories, as well as original collars for dogs. Every piece is made by hand, and Anja sources organic leather locally for her creations.

www.heels-angels.de

Blutsgeschwister German Schickeria

Gärtnerplatz 6

Looking for something outside the fashion mainstream? The designers at Blutsgeschwister have a unique way of combining tradition with modern urbanity. The German Blutsgeschwister label has had a shop in Gärtnerplatz since 2013. Offering colourful apparel for mothers and children, you’ll find special cuts and striking fabric designs here as well as quirky homewares, bags, purses, scarves and sunglasses.

www.blutsgeschwister.de

 

Antonetty leather workshop

Klenzestraße 56

In Glockenbach’s leather paradise – a leather workshop right in the middle of the city. In Klenzestrasse, Caroline Antonetty works with a variety of different leathers to make extraordinary bags, clothing, accessories and purses, and custom items on request.

www.antonetty.de

Lola Paltinger

Müllerstraße 7    

Lola Paltinger’s flamboyant traditional Bavarian costumes are famous far beyond the borders of Bavaria. It’s not just VIPs that love Paltinger’s unmistakable style, which combines traditional elements and alpine glamour with a passion for detail. The heart of her business is the bespoke dirndl atelier in the centre of Munich. The Munich fashion designer has her roots in Mannheim but has been designing her extraordinary creations here since 1999. The showroom is not open to the public; visits are only by appointment.

www.lolapaltinger.de

 

Eisenblätter & Triska hat workshop

Hans-Sachs-Straße 13

Eisenblätter & Triska in Glockenbach supplies very special headgear. You can expect to find the right hat for any occasion and any weather, created by the owners Astrid Triska and Katrin Eisenblätter. Their unique, hip headgear is made with great attention to detail here in Glockenbach. They also have a large selection of designer scarves.

www.eisenblaetter-triska.de

 

Chi*Ka so kind

Müllerstraße 1

Chi*Ka so kind in Müllerstrasse is an exciting place for children and adults alike. The owner, Karolina Watamaniuk, is a great believer in creative playthings, ecological clothing for babies and children, and original design – all of which you’ll find on the colourful displays, stocked with funny little crochet monkeys, sock elephants, children’s cutlery, bandanas, night lights, pram chains and much more.

www.chi-ka.de

GötterSpeise Chocolaterie & Café

Jahnstraße 30

An established institution for chocolate lovers in Glockenbach. The GötterSpeise chocolaterie – naughty, but nice! It offers a large selection of unusual types of chocolate, delicious chocolates from all over the world, teas and wines, ingredients for desserts and inspirational literature. You can sit in the café, enjoy a hot chocolate or a coffee (roasted in-house), and take time to unwind.

www.goetterspeise-muenchen.de

 

Haben Will

Fraunhoferstraße 41

You can take a treasure hunt in what must be the most in-your-face antique shop in Glockenbach. At Haben Will (“want to have”) the name says it all: in this antique and second hand shop you will always find something you want to have. That’s assuming, of course, that you’re looking for unusual vintage clothing, fashion jewellery, porcelain, a carnival outfit, show equipment, homewares, a feather boa or drag costume.

More about: Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbach neighbourhoods

 

Text: München Tourismus; Illustration: Julia Pfaller; Photos: Frank Stolle

 

 

In the traditional dress store Gottseidank in Munich, a woman is tying the apron of another woman who is wearing a dirndl.

Buy traditional dress

Vintage Dirndls and Hirschlederhosen

From Second-hand to a traditional store – we made our way through Munich's selection of traditional dress. 

Second-hand, a local label, a traditional store and a hire service – we made our way through Munich's selection of traditional dress.

A man tries on a brown traditional leather shoe

Traditional accessories

Haferl shoes and Dirndl bags

We visited some traditional shops and young designers in Munich to explore their traditional costume accessories.

It's not just dirndls and lederhosen: We visited some traditional shops and young designers to explore their traditional accessories.

Questionnaire: Rahmée Wetterich

Best place if longing for Italy, Mrs. Wetterich?

The fashion designer Rahmée Wetterich in our questionnaire.

The fashion designer Rahmée Wetterich her sister run the "Noh Nee" label, tailoring clothes that combine both Bavarian and African influences.

Flowerbed at Gärtnerplatz in Munich.

Shopping

Around the Gärtnerplatz

Shopping far from the major department stores: at Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbachviertel individuality counts. A shopping tour.     

Shopping far from the major department stores: at Gärtnerplatz and Glockenbachviertel individuality counts. A shopping tour.     

A view of a church reflected in a shop window in Munich.

Shopping guide

Shopper's paradise

Shopping in an architecturally impressive atmosphere: a stroll through the inner city of Munich.

Shopping in an architecturally impressive atmosphere: a stroll through the inner city of Munich.

Pedestrian zone in Munich with one of the two towers of the Frauenkirche in Munich.

Department stores

Everything under one roof

Anyone who wants to explore Munich's long-established department stores starts the shopping tour in the city centre.

Oberpollinger, Ludwig Beck or Konen – anyone who wants to explore Munich's long-established department stores starts the shopping tour at Karlsplatz-Stachus or Marienplatz.

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Munich's Palace of Justice

Justizpalast Tour

During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building.

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During the guided tour of the present-day seat of the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, you will learn everything about the history and significance of the neo-baroque court and administrative building.

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New Town Hall Tour

Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

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Explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

Magistrates, Monachia and magnificent celebrations: explore the Neue Rathaus on Marienplatz with an official City of Munich tour guide. A visit of the famous law library is also included!

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Hofbräuhaus Tour

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

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Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Discover the most famous beer hall in the world with an official guide of the city of Munich and enjoy a fresh Mass of beer afterward!

Towers at Marienplatz in Munich

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Spaten Brewery Tour

Experience a brewery tour at Spaten with a look behind the scenes, interesting facts about the company history and beer tasting in the brewery tower.

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Experience a brewery tour at Spaten with a look behind the scenes, interesting facts about the company history and beer tasting in the brewery tower.

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Bring a piece of Oktoberfest home: Purchase official souvenirs such as the Wiesn poster or the Oktoberfest beer stein in the official Oktoberfest shop.

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