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.
is here, the first lights are on - and the
initial spark in retail
has also been set.
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
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
, there was so much going on
in the Pep
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
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
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
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
to great lengths
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
"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
Thomas Dankert, CEO of Möbel Höffner, also made this observation.
“True to the motto: The vacation trip goes to the new kitchen!”
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