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Christmas discounts? Sudden turbulence in Munich's shopping center - the police have to "intervene a little"

2020-11-30T09:54:51.775Z

The Christmas business started in Munich at the latest on Black Friday. And it is also being bought diligently in the Corona crisis. The police are particularly attentive.



The Christmas business started in Munich at the latest on Black Friday.

And it is also being bought diligently in the Corona crisis.

The police are particularly attentive.

  • On the first weekend in Advent, many Munich residents flocked to the shops to shop.

  • The police paid attention to compliance with the corona rules when people gathered.

  • A well-known shopping center even had to close its main entrance door at times.

Munich -

Advent

is here, the first lights are on - and the

initial spark in retail

has also been set.

The

Christmas business

is picking up speed: The trade association expects

sales of around 2.3 million euros in Munich

in the weeks up to Christmas Eve

*

, says spokesman Bernd Ohlmann.

In fact, there was a

rush to the shops in the pedestrian zone

on Saturday

.

Sometimes there were long queues in front of the doors because the number of customers in the store is limited.

Munich: Christmas business starts - the entrance door in Pep is closed

According to the

police *

, there was so much going on

in the Pep

shopping center

in Neuperlach

that the

main entrance door had to be temporarily closed

.

“There were long queues in front of the shops, some of which

did not keep the clearances

,” says police spokesman Werner Kraus.

"We had to

intervene a little

and point this out to the people ..." In the city center, too, colleagues observed the people waiting and pointed out the distances.

Video: Advent mood despite the corona pandemic on the drive-in Christmas market

Munich residents in the shopping frenzy: sales decline compared to 2019 probably between 30 and 45 percent

The desire for

Christmas shopping

is there - according to Ohlmann, however, less than on the first Saturday in Advent a year ago: "We are expecting a

decline in sales of 30 to 45 percent

compared to 2019." However: At that time the city center was packed, also with

tourists

...

Now only the people of Munich are there - and they are streaming into the city noticeably more than they did weeks ago.

Ohlmann advises that

Christmas shopping is best

done

during the week

to avoid crowds.

There is a nice Advent shopping feeling this year despite the

lack of a Christmas market

: the dealers have

gone

to great lengths

with

Christmas decorations

.

+

New furniture to make the apartment look pretty in lockdown: Many flocked to the furniture stores at the weekend.

© Achim Frank Schmidt

Munich residents in the shopping frenzy: Furniture stores are among the big winners

There is a particularly big rush this year on the

furniture stores

.

"Because we are all celebrating this Christmas

in a small group with the closest family

, people are now placing even more value on a safe, beautifully prepared home," says Jürgen Reiter, Managing Director of Kare.

Ikea also confirms: Since Corona, the

subject of living and furnishing

has become

more important

.

Thomas Dankert, CEO of Möbel Höffner, also made this observation.

“True to the motto: The vacation trip goes to the new kitchen!”

(Sk, lmb, nba, ast) * tz.de and merkur.de are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network

You can find out what the corona situation is in Munich in our news ticker.

There is outrage because of a rule violation on Black Friday * - a Saturn customer describes an alarming event *.

Source: merkur

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