Shopping in Rhine Ruhr

Everything the heart desires?

Written by Garry on

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One vast difference between Europe’s third large urban centre compared to London and Paris and becomes apparent when shopping. As a polycentric metropolis, Rhine Ruhr presents no vast city centre such as Oxford Street and the West End or the Champs-Élysée and 8th Arrondissment.

The Rhine Ruhr region does have, however, a good dozen large towns and cities that serve as a shopper’s paradise such as Bonn, Cologne, Essen and Düsseldorf, to name a few.

Most of the brands that expats search for are numerous where eleven million inhabitants wish to spend, Oberhausen actually boasts the largest shopping experience in Europe.

Shopping malls are in abundance, as are clothing outlets, telecommunications dealership and department stores as are typical high street tastes and budgets. Larger furniture stores and megastores are also dotted around the peripheries.

Shopping in Neuss

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Global brands, the odd department store, local boutiques as well as many telecommunications dealerships and eateries can be found along the main road through the town. On the outskirts, a modern shopping mall leaves next to no wish unfulfilled. Larger furniture stores and megastores are also close.


Shopping in Ruhr

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It will come as no surprise that locals have many opportunities to "shop till they drop". In fact, since Oberhausen boasts the largest shopping experience in Europe, the place attracts many foreigners too. As a polycentric metropolis, Ruhr offers numerous large city centres to choose from.


Shopping in Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is the capital of German fashion, the country's arbiter of sophistication and style. Whether super chic boutiques, global labels or unique local brands, the elegant, see-and-be-seen world of the famous Königsallee is a byword for luxury and lavish living.