Heilbronn / Shopping City
Heilbronn has a lot of style and the vibrant rhythm of a large city - once extravagant and hip, once down-to-earth and utterly unpretentious. It is up to you to decide.
Heilbronn is a popular shopping hub. Here, you will not only find chain stores, department stores, shopping centres such as “Stadtgalerie Heilbronn”, but also many well-assorted and owner-run speciality shops.
"My Heilbronn" – the advertising claim used by the Heilbronn City Initiative is quoted often, as the city indeed is easy to reach, clearly structured, individual and personal, multi-faceted and attractive, and offers a lot of parking space in centrally-located multi-storey car parks as well as many public roadside parking facilities in the inner city.
The attractively designed pedestrian zones, inviting people to leisurely stroll and shop, intersect right in the city centre at St Kilian’s Square and thus lend it a piazza-like feel. During a short break in one of the many street cafés, shoppers may be seen proudly presenting their hauls - elegant Italian shoes, exquisite teas or seductively smelling coffee, that long sought-after first edition or just a new button for their shirt in exactly the right colour.
Market days are nothing out of the ordinary in Heilbronn. Gourmets, housewives, or ambitious hobby chefs have all made their stroll over the market one of their fixed rituals.For on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the market provides all that the region’s farmers have to offer side by side with international delicacies. Crisp and crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, sheep milk cheese in brine, pasta and pesto – tempting delicacies can be found all over the market square.The market traders take great pride in ensuring that all produce is fresh and local.
Meanwhile, children romp at the "play ship" next to Pottery Market Tower or in the "book box" close to the K3 building. These are but two of the numerous playgrounds you will find in the city centre.
And if you happen to be in Heilbronn on one particular Sunday in October when shops are allowed to open their doors, then you may even enjoy your shopping break coffee listening to outdoor live music courtesy of the "Jazz & Shopping" Sunday trading event.