I am living in Dortmund since the first days of September and I have to admit that I really like the German culture. It is very different from my culture (Greek), but I really love some characteristics of their culture, that make me feel less sad about being away from home. Firstly, the food is great! Yes, GREAT! You can find everything you want, all the supermarkets have a great variety of products and this is something that it is not happening in Greece, unfortunately! Second, the Shopping experience in Germany is literally amazing. There are so many stores to shops, and the most of them do not exist in Greece. I really love shopping here, and everything is so cheap! I don’t know what is happening in other countries, but the prices look cheap to me here, especially in clothes. Third, you have the ability to travel everywhere in Europe in very affordable prices. Someone can go from Dortmund to Amsterdam for example in only 3 hours and 15 euros by bus!
I was thinking that it would be a good idea to present you some stores that I have found in Germany and they dont exist at least in my country (Greece), because before I came here, I was looking for that kind of stores and I couldn’t find a guide, so I think that it will be useful :) I found some crazy stores, including home decoration stores, supermarkets, beauty stores and clothes !!! da!!
Is one of the most popular beauty stores in Germany. Here you can find every popular beauty brand that you can image and purchase fragrances, cosmetics, everything! The prices here are almost the same with those all over Europe and the customer service is really good :)
When I came in Germany, I was looking for a place to buy my favorite German cosmetics and beauty products that I had in my country and I came across Rosemann. It is a supermarket but it sells mostly beauty products for women and men, or for the house, not that much vegetables and other food products. The prices are really cheap and you can find many brands like L’oreal, Maybelline, Manhattan, Essence etc
It is a clothing store that I didn’t know and it sells clothes for men and women. I wouldn’t recommend it for young ages, but still if you go, you can browse around and find something for you :)
So, this is my all time favorite store. In tkmaxx you can find all the expensive and amazing brands, like Dolce&Gabanna, Kenzo, Versace, Dior etc in the half or more price! Literally, it is the most amazing store every, cause all they products they sell come from famous designers. In the store, you can find also cosmetics and beauty products in very very affordable prices, so it is a MUST to visit!