Where to buy things outside of Munich

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1. Posted by TravelHog2018 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi. We're going to the Alps for 4 months this summer. We fly into Munich, and pick up a van that we'll have for the entire trip. We plan to spend the first few days outfitting the van. We'll need to buy a camping stove, cooking stuff (pots, pans, utensils, etc.), plastic storage bins, food supplies, some basic camping gear, etc. A store similar to a Walmart supercenter (in the USA) would be great.

We also want to build a platform in the van, so we can store suitcases underneath and the other things above. This means that we'll need to buy plywood and studs, have them cut, and put them together. For that we'll need a store similar to a Lowes or Home Depot (in the USA).

Could you suggest an area outside of Munich (in other words, in one of the suburbs) that would have the best shopping of this type?

Thanks.

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1205 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Have you tried searching the area on Google maps for hardware stores and supermarkets? Then follow up on their websites to check they do what you want? That's what I'd do in planning.

3. Posted by travelfrosch (Full Member 17 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

There's are two IKEA stores in the area, one north of Munich in Eching, and another south of Munich in Taufkirchen.

The German for "hardware store" is "Baumarkt." Common hardware store chains include OBI and Bauhaus. There are dozens in the greater Munich area - take your pick.

4. Posted by TravelHog2018 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Thanks so much. I went on Google maps and checked out some of the hardware stores. There are several inside the 99 ring road, to the north of the city center, some of which are not far from the EuroIndustriePark. There are two Rewe stores up there too, as well as a V-Markt. And, all things considered, the north side of town would be best for us, considering its proximity to some of the Bavarian towns we'd like to visit while we're there.

I have one follow-up question: Can you recommend a suburb to stay in that is in the north or northeast part of town? I'm looking for a nice (upscale?), safe, mostly-residential area (with some hotels) that's on a direct metro or train line to the center of Munich. Anywhere within 10-15 kilometers north or northeast from the EuroIndustriePark would be great, and north of the 99 ring road would be fine as well. What do you suggest?

Many thanks for your help.

5. Posted by travelfrosch (Full Member 17 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Freising is pleasant, and a quick bus ride from the airport.