Saturday - after our 12 hour day yesterday we decided to take it easy and after breakfast in the hotel we went to nearby Karlspaltz and strolled down the main shopping area Neuhauser Str. Now as I mentioned earlier this area is full of quality shops and cannot be compared to the typical UK high street so no boarded up fascias, empty shops, large retail shops with closing down sale plastered on their frontage, everything must go signs and not a single charity shop in sight. Here are some of the shops #AgentProvocateur #Bally #Boss #Burberry #Cartier #Chloe #Dior #Dyson #Emporio #Armani #Gucci #Kenzo #Viutton #Omega #Prada #Rolex #SaintLaurent #Tiffany and not to mention C&As the departmental store that still exists on the German high street.
As you walk down the main drag on either side you will see malls or side streets full of more shops and a large amount of the larger shops are on at least two or three floors. Probably my favourite stores were the sports shops were you had time to look around and think. No crowded stores like Sports Direct, Next, M&S, Primark were you are fighting to look at a garment or trying to get the attention of the lone sales staff whilst you fight to get your item off of the crowded rail thats if you are not already treading on it underfoot.
The restaurants are fairly good but crowded. No greasy Joes here and you will find the better type restaurant nearer to the main square were I presume they hold the Beer fest in October.
Talking of beer we did find a traditional style pub for our evening meal and the food was OK plenty of veal, saurkaut, apple strudel etc. Worth going to these places because they are typical of Bavaria dark carved wood, stained glass and crowded but not over noisy just a nice atmosphere.