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Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Tomorrow i am setting off early to get my xmas shopping done, but actually not sure where to go.

Dont want to stay in Switzerland, would rather save cash in germany or france, but as i will need to drive quite a while, i dont want to get to my desination and be disappointed in the lack of shops.

Konstanz is on my mind, does it have a large centre with lots of shops? As i dont really know what i want i need a selection of all kinds of shops, or even better a large shopping centre (which i think there is one in Konstanz)

Its just over an hour from lenzburg, thats about as far as i will travel, or does anyone know of anything closer and better?

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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Konstanz is a convenient place, awfully crowded day by day though ( best days used to be Tue, Wed and Thu but approaching Christmas, all days of the week seem to be crowded ).

Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

where to go for shopping at Konstanz?

Lago for example

http://www.lago-konstanz.de/

or

Waldshut

http://www.kaufda.de/Waldshut-Tiengen

Both valid using a Tageskarte if using public transport from CH

Also Basel: Basel Cross-border shopping by Public Transportation
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Leicester (honest it's true).
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

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can i get to leicester within the hour?
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Konstanz has a shopping centre (sorry cant remember the name off the top of my head) right opposite the station where the SBB train will stop, very convenient, as well as town centre with many different shops where you can stretch the Swiss Franc! Well worth a day trip.
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

so konstanz it is then
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Don´t forget to save a bit more cash by declaring your purchases for the VAT difference ( lots of threads on this on EF ) especially if spending around CHF300.
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

London. If you are not too far from an airport it can be done very efficiently in a day or two.
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Rightly mentioned Konstanz was a good find indeed ...
although the time to reach there is about 1 hour and for the last three times I have been there, it took additional 45 mins to enter the mall due to ill managed car parking on Saturdays.
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

The Internet ....
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

internet. has everything, delivered to your home=
no crowd madnesssssss...

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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Dear OP, can Amazon.de sell you what you need?

You can get a German address at las-burg.de right on the border with Basel.

I've no affiliation with either org.
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

If you are prepared to go that little bit further, Freiburg im Breisgau is very good for shopping - atmospheric Christmas market and then all the shops you'd expect for a big city centre.
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

thanks for all the advice.

yes, i do like shopping on the internet but when you have no idea what to buy its easier just to browse in shops in my opinion
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

I am thinking about Lindau by the Lake of Constance. Never been there but heard it is very pretty. I can imagine Konstanz to be awefully full and am looking for alternative. It is just at the corners of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Can anyone share experience about Lindau?

p/s: It is an island by the way...
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Re: Best place to go Xmas shopping?

Lindau is very pretty and a great place to visit in summer, but it's fairly limited regarding shops. Even Friedrichshafen further down the Bodensee coast has more choice.
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