Wuppertal shopping provides everything an avid shopper could hope for. There are large shopping centers, vibrant shopping streets, interesting outdoor markets and unique and individual shops.
Most Wuppertal shops aren’t open on Sundays, so if you are in town for a weekend trip, be sure to get your purchases made no later than Saturday!
Hours are generally Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 am to 8 or 10 pm but can of course vary from shop to shop and district to district.
City Hall Gallery
A visit to the City Hall Gallery (Willy-Brandt-Platz 17), or Rathaus-Galerie in German, will bring much delight to even the most devoted shopaholic. Within the walls of this Wuppertal shopping center, you will find more than sixty shops under one roof.
There are standard clothing shops like Bianco Fashions, Pelzchen and Catwalk. But you can also shop for shoes, accessories, cosmetics, books, gifts, jewelry, glassware and toys at this one-stop shopping gallery.
Another Wuppertal shopping hot spot, the City Arcade (Alte Freiheit 9) has it all. From the typical chain clothing shops (like Zara and H&M) to electronic stores to leather and sporting goods, there’s something for everyone here.
The Luis Quarter
Head over to the St Lawrence Church and the Luis Quarter (Luisenviertel) for some unique and unusual buys. This historic Wuppertal shopping street was named after Luis of Prussia and is considered part of the Old Town.
Its quaint character is an attraction in itself, but you will also find plenty of handmade crafts here, which make a one-of-a-kind souvenir for your friends and family back home, or just for yourself!
Barmen Shopping Street
The Barmen shopping district is one of the main retail arteries of the city, and leads to the Wuppertal City Hall. It plays host to a wonderful outdoor market three times a week, typically on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Many of the shops here are individually-owned and offer many original products that can be difficult to find anywhere else.