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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Anyone been to Muller?
How is it? Cheap? Good? What's there to buy there?

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Anyone been to Muller?
How is it? Cheap? Good? What's there to buy there?

Thanks!
Müller is:

-a large drug store (meaning that it sells cosmetics and cleaning stuff) and perfumery (ground floor)

-a paper shop / household goods shop (first floor)

-a toy and CD store (second floor).

The main reason to go there is the ground floor, as for some reasons the concept of a "Drogeriemarkt" is largely unknown in Switzerland, and the choice of the respective products in the supermarkets is fairly poor (and the prices high). An alternative (imho the better alternative) is the dm chain, as they have a wider range of cheap but good store brand products. To compare: the choice of products in both dm and Müller is a lot larger than at any Boot's that I've seen, except that they don't sell pharmaceuticals.
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Müller is:

-a large drug store (meaning that it sells cosmetics and cleaning stuff) and perfumery (ground floor)

-a paper shop / household goods shop (first floor)

-a toy and CD store (second floor).

The main reason to go there is the ground floor, as for some reasons the concept of a "Drogeriemarkt" is largely unknown in Switzerland, and the choice of the respective products in the supermarkets is fairly poor (and the prices high). An alternative (imho the better alternative) is the dm chain, as they have a wider range of cheap but good store brand products. To compare: the choice of products in both dm and Müller is a lot larger than at any Boot's that I've seen, except that they don't sell pharmaceuticals.
Thanks alot for your reply. I wanted to go in but due to lack of time, I didnt.

That is quite a disappointment. Is there anything that is like Globus but at a lower range in Konstanz (like Walmart :P)? I was hoping Aldi will be bigger than what they are in Zurich but sadly, they are of the same size. Are Aldi just so small?
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Thanks alot for your reply. I wanted to go in but due to lack of time, I didnt.

That is quite a disappointment. Is there anything that is like Globus but at a lower range in Konstanz (like Walmart :P)? I was hoping Aldi will be bigger than what they are in Zurich but sadly, they are of the same size. Are Aldi just so small?
Comparable to Globus in Konstanz is Karstadt (a bit lower range compared to Globus, somewhere in between Jelmoli and Manor). A large Supermarket, if you want something Walmart-Style (but in European size), is Kaufland. There used to be a Walmart in nearby Singen, but it closed down in all of Germany as people didn't like their lowest quality products (that were not cheaper than the better quality products elsewhere).

Aldis (and Lidls, Normas and the like) are just that size they have, as they are not full-scale supermarkets, but discount markets with a limited range of products. If you are looking for a normal Supermarket in Konstanz, go to Edeka (below C&A), Rewe (opposite of Mediamarkt), handelshof or Kaufland.
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Thank you so much!

You have been of most help!
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Found a place in Konstanz (near Karstadt) that does a 4.99 euro Mens haircut. (Dry)
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

I went there by train another day and bought some nice clothes. Was going to get tax refund, but the problem is I really don’t know where the broader is to get the form stamped! I asked people and also checked on the map, still can’t figure out…help please?
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I went there by train another day and bought some nice clothes. Was going to get tax refund, but the problem is I really don’t know where the broader is to get the form stamped! I asked people and also checked on the map, still can’t figure out…help please?
It is inside the swiss part of the Konstanz train station.
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It is inside the swiss part of the Konstanz train station.

i saw a counter at SBB Konstanz station, is that the one? it was closed when i saw it, so wasnt sure what that was for - to get the form stamped or global refund?

people told me to walk to the broader, but i couldn't find it
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i saw a counter at SBB Konstanz station, is that the one?
yes, but if it's closed, I have no idea what to do else, except for crossing the regular border and walking (or taking the bus) to the Kreuzlingen train station.
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i saw a counter at SBB Konstanz station, is that the one? it was closed when i saw it, so wasnt sure what that was for - to get the form stamped or global refund?

people told me to walk to the broader, but i couldn't find it
The smaller customs offices are frequently closed. In that case, the only thing you can do is walk up to the next bigger one (there are 2 bigger ones) and get the forms stamped.
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The smaller customs offices are frequently closed. In that case, the only thing you can do is walk up to the next bigger one (there are 2 bigger ones) and get the forms stamped.

do you know where they are exactly? i have looked for it, but couldn't find it
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do you know where they are exactly? i have looked for it, but couldn't find it
yes, there's one on Emmishoferstrasse (that one's open until late) and another one on (about 15 minutes on foot from the railway station) on Kreuzlingerstrasse

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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Looking forward to my annual Shopping trip this upcoming monday! I usually have Euros on my, but do stores accept francs as well? or should I exchange/creditcard it?
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Found a place in Konstanz (near Karstadt) that does a 4.99 euro Mens haircut. (Dry)
What's the name of the place and do they speak any English - I don't want to end up a skin head due to misunderstandings
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Guys is this shopping mall within walking distance of the station? If so which station am I looking for if I am heading say from Zurich HB. I probably couldn't do much food shopping as they'd be heavy but would sure like to do buy bargain cloths..
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Guys is this shopping mall within walking distance of the station? If so which station am I looking for if I am heading say from Zurich HB. I probably couldn't do much food shopping as they'd be heavy but would sure like to do buy bargain cloths..
It s in next to the station. 2min walking
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Guys is this shopping mall within walking distance of the station? If so which station am I looking for if I am heading say from Zurich HB. I probably couldn't do much food shopping as they'd be heavy but would sure like to do buy bargain cloths..
The shopping mall is next to the station and the station is "Konstanz Hauptbahnhof" or just "Konstanz". Trains leave Zurich HB at xx:37 and take about 80 minutes
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Re: Shopping in Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz is paradise for shoppers. You can get everything in a much lower price.

Karstadt and Lago are the 2 malls you can find things for the whole family and the house.

Just pay attention to the spending limit (300 CHF) and if you buy food you cannot have more than 500 gr.
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if you buy food you cannot have more than 500 gr.
That's so vague as to be totally useless.

500gr of unprocessed (i.e. sausages don't count) beef, pork and lamb.
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