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Where does one buy school supplies, in Munich center

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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I just got a list of school supplies that my 6 year daugher needs.
I dont even know what half of them are, let alone where to buy them.
And they are so particular. Even about what colour the items need to be.

If u are German, or a parent living in Germany, would u please help me?
Do u know of a shop with good prices, in the centre of Munich, where I can get all these school supplies? If u know of a shop, would u also tell me which u bahn stop it is at?


[ Edit: Edited on Jul 19, 2007, at 1:27 AM by Mel. ]

2. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 9y


Being no parent and living in cologne I'll still try to help ;)

Spent three month in Munich last year on a job though, had to shop for office supplies and that alone proved difficult enough. Due to the fact that Munich's inner city property is amongst the most expensive in Germany you just don't find any discount or low-budget shopping. You could try at Galeria Kaufhof (department store, see, no english version, I' sorry) at Marienplatz or Stachus, these are both at central plazas und the names double as subway stops.

Hopefully there're also some Bavarians willing to assists you :) ...

If you don't mind me being nosy, why do you shop for school supplies in Munich anyway ?

A not to envious not going to Munich Flynn

P.S.: Would go to Italy though ;)

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks very much Flynn.

I know the Galeria Kaufhaus. I will look there.
I shop in Munich, because that is where I live.
I have been living here, for 3 years. Before that, I lived in Hamburg.

Munich looks nice(Bavaria has plenty of money to keep it that way), but I prefer the north of Germany. People are way more friendly and it is more fun, up there. That is why I will go to Berlin, at the end of August, for the 3rd them, within a year.
And Hamburg, in September, because it looks like that trip to Krygyzstan is impossible, to get time for.

What is Cologne like?

There are really good bargin flights, from Munich to Rome on offer at the moment. 58 Euros return, including taxes. Maybe there are also good ones from Cologne. Go to Italy.


[ Edit: Edited on Jul 19, 2007, at 12:15 PM by Mel. ]

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y


- try the phone book
- ask the school teacher
- ask other parents
- go where you went last time your kid needed school stuff
- try a large department store


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6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I agree with James on contacting the school and speaking with someone who can translate the information into English for you. I'm just guessing, but I would think that a school in Munich would have someone who is bilingual and would be willing to help. Take the list with you when shopping and show it to the sales people. They will know if they carry such items.

Can your boyfriend not translate the list for you? I'm under the impression he is bilingual since you have stated before you do not speak German.

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y


I speak German.
And yes, my boyfriend speaks fluent German.

Anyway, I was posting here, in the hope, that somebody knows a very good shop, where I can buy the items. One never knows where the most useful information will come from. I like to gather all information, from wherever it comes, and then put it together, to buy the best things, find the best solution, do the best option......
I posted the same question on the Thorn Tree site, and an extremely nice, friendly German guy explained to me, exactly what is important in the German school system and also gave me the name of a shop, which will have exactly what I need, at a good price. I will just go with that solution.


[ Edit: Edited on Jul 20, 2007, at 6:32 AM by Mel. ]

8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Mel, are you aware of ? It would be the ideal place to ask. Most of the members there live in Munich, are native English speakers and have kids just like you.

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Maria.:)
I will look at that link. I was not aware of it.
They will likely have information about all kinds of issues, concerning parents living in Germany.;)
It is hard to believe, that one could have culture shock, when moving from one EU country to another. But where being a parent is concerned, Germany is so different from Ireland.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 20, 2007, at 7:06 AM by Mel. ]

10. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

Quoting t_maia

Most of the members there live in Munich, are native English speakers and have kids just like you.

Why would the members have kids that are just like Mel? *puzzled* ;)