What are the items that I should bring with me because they’re not available (or are too expensive) where I am going?
Normally every item can be found in Munich. Depending from which country you are from, some items may be more expensive in Germany (food, furniture, clothes).
Will anyone have particular trouble finding clothes that fit?
This should not be a problem. There is a good variety of clothes stores and tailors and a wide range of prices and sizes.
What grocery stores do expats in your city shop at?
There are a variety of grocery stores. In every city area, you will find supermarkets, bakers, fruit-and-vegetable markets, cash-and-carries and also special markets for organic food.
Where can other household items (such as cleaning materials and home furnishings) be found?
Cleaning materials can be found in drugstores, which are located in every city area. It is also worth to visit a home improvement store (called a Baumarkt); for example, OBI or PRAKTIKER, which are located in some city areas. You can find numerous items for homes, gardens and automobiles in these stores. There are also special furniture stores located outside Munich, such as IKEA and SEGMÜLLER.
What are factors that might affect my shopping habits in this country/city?
Munich´s shops have varying hours of operation. Store hours are generally from 8am or 9am to about 6pm-8pm. Stores are closed on Sundays. Forms of payment include cash, direct debit cards or credit cards, although credit cards are not accepted everywhere. Paying by check is unusual.
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.