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Shopping in Waldshut?

Husband has just informed me that this weekends shopping trip to Lyon is cancelled as we have to go to Zurich and a large border crossing near Zurich. He has urgent business to attend to.

To prevent his decision ending in an early divorce I am hoping to somewhat combine our agendas and fit in a shopping trip in Germany instead of Lyon.

I have had a look at the map and Waldshut appears to be the closest large town. So what is it like for shopping? My google searches don't give away too much information. I am looking to purchase kiddies toys and maybe a Maclaren stroller too.

Anybody shopped in Waldshut? Otherwise where else should we head for?

We will be coming from Lausanne so i don't want to head too far into Germany. And tips from the locals would be much appreciated.
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Old 23.02.2012, 21:11
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

Looks like more people go to Konstanz,

http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.p...ing+in+germany
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

Waldshut is not really a shopping destination, I was pretty disappointed going there recently. It's a nice town but it is not very good shops wise. Konstanz is the much better (but also further away from you) option.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

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Anybody shopped in Waldshut? Otherwise where else should we head for?

We will be coming from Lausanne so i don't want to head too far into Germany. And tips from the locals would be much appreciated.
Waldshut is not that good, like said Konstanz is bigger, maybe Singen is closer for you, Singen has some nice shops (Karlstadt, H&M, Heikorn and smaller boutiques)

Karlstadt has a nice children's department.

There is a baby store and big REAL supermarket.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

Thanks everybody, looks like we will try Konstanz or Singen instead. Weekend sorted, will release husband from the dog house now.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

I agree with everyone here.

However, if all you want is cheap grocery shopping - and nothing else - Waldshut is alright. Closer than Constance and there are 3 large supermarkets which are open til late (10pm?) allowing you to travel there and back with Gleis7 if you're based in Zurich.

Probably of no use if you're in Lausanne though.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

Don't forget Jestetten.
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Don't forget Jestetten.
Actually, do forget Jestetten, if Waldshut is ruled out because it lacks variety...

In London terms:
Stuttgart = Oxford Street
Konstanz = Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Waldshut = Golders Green Road (a suburban high street with a small M&S)
Jestetten = that trading estate off Edgware Road with a medium sized Tesco, a Lidl and assorted everyday shops.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

So I delayed going to Waldshut for quite a while because of this thread. Went last week finally. What a great little town!!! I have been to Konstance a few times for shopping and dining and while Waldshut is smaller it has everything that Konstance does only in a smaller and more convenient package. Excellent town center with lots of shops, bars and restaurants and a nice little farmers market on Saturdays. Found great Greek Souvlaki pita accidentally in a nice pub in one of the alleys too.

All the big Grocery stores are just near the train station so its very easy to spend the morning down town shopping for clothes, shoes, sporting good, kitchen stuff, art stuff, etc, have a nice lunch and a beer in one of the many restaurants or pubs then hit the Grocery Store just before getting on the train.

Bottom line here is not to believe everything you read. Get out and explore!
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

Warning to anyone planning shopping in Waldshut this weekend:

the crossing Koblenz CH / Waldhut DE is totally closed this weekend due to bridge works. You can cross at Bad Zurzach or Laufenburg instead, but expect higher traffic volumes and some delays.
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Warning to anyone planning shopping in Waldshut this weekend:

the crossing Koblenz CH / Waldhut DE is totally closed this weekend due to bridge works. You can cross at Bad Zurzach or Laufenburg instead, but expect higher traffic volumes and some delays.
Since April 29 it has been closed every evening from 8 pm. Open in the mornings from 5 am. This will be until May 12.

Will be great fun when the bridge is entirely closed next summer for repairs.
We are moving just 5 minutes away, I guess I will take the ferry. But for big bags of dog food I will need to use Laufenburg.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

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Husband has just informed me that this weekends shopping trip to Lyon is cancelled as we have to go to Zurich and a large border crossing near Zurich. He has urgent business to attend to.

To prevent his decision ending in an early divorce I am hoping to somewhat combine our agendas and fit in a shopping trip in Germany instead of Lyon.

I have had a look at the map and Waldshut appears to be the closest large town. So what is it like for shopping? My google searches don't give away too much information. I am looking to purchase kiddies toys and maybe a Maclaren stroller too.

Anybody shopped in Waldshut? Otherwise where else should we head for?

We will be coming from Lausanne so i don't want to head too far into Germany. And tips from the locals would be much appreciated.
Waldshut is your best bet. There's a large Edeka Kaufland and just outside the town. Not much in the way of high street shops though.
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Old 03.05.2013, 22:48
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

I've heard that Wadshut is pretty good for furniture shopping. Does anyone know if that's true?
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

There's two big furniture stores just off the main road to the west of Waldshut.

This is one of them -

http://www.moebelmarkt-dogern.de/ein...ner/index.html

I don't know the name of the other one but it's between Dogern and Waldshut.
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There's two big furniture stores just off the main road to the west of Waldshut.

This is one of them -

http://www.moebelmarkt-dogern.de/ein...ner/index.html

I don't know the name of the other one but it's between Dogern and Waldshut.
Do you mean Mobel Brotz in Murg?
The Mobel Brotz operation is the high end with Karl Benz etc..... and then Mega Mobel is their lower end (think faux leather sofas with shiny chrome legs and MDF cupboards)

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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

heading there tomorrow, so thanks for the tips!

the other furmiture shop could be Seitz, a colleague recommended it. more expensive and smaller than Dogern, though. I think we'll visit both and then stroll around waldhut, my colleagues all love shopping there, so I'm curious :-)
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

could the other shop be this one?

http://www.seipp.com/

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There's two big furniture stores just off the main road to the west of Waldshut.

This is one of them -

http://www.moebelmarkt-dogern.de/ein...ner/index.html

I don't know the name of the other one but it's between Dogern and Waldshut.
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could the other shop be this one?

http://www.seipp.com/
We bought our kitchen from Seipp.... and were very pleased with the service. We were assigned Martin Seipp, who has excellent English and was very attentive throughout. After some of the mediocre service received at the chain stores (e.g. Wohnwelt, Dick Kuchen, Plana etc..) it was a breath of fresh air to be dealing with a real family run firm.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

I wish more of these furniture stores actually showed their products on their websites. Even a catalog via .pdf would be nice. So often I go to check out a furniture store and find it has all the same furniture as everywhere else -- ugly, plastic-ish lacquer tables and sofas that look like they just came out of an episode of Miami Vice.

I like contemporary furniture, but a lot of the stuff here looks like it was designed in the 80s.

Okay, rant over.
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Re: Shopping in Waldshut?

The other big box furniture store is MoebelArena. They will deliver to CH and handle the VAT reclaim / payment for you.
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