Munich’s pedestrianised shopping streets unrivalled

  • Kaufingerstrasse and Neuhauser Strasse increase pedestrian frequency yet again
  • Engel & Völkers Commercial counts pedestrian frequency at 88 counting points in prime locations
  • Frankfurt and Düsseldorf amongst Top 5 again
  • Regensburg and Bremen surprisingly reach group of top contenders


Hamburg, 4 May 2016. Munich remains the absolute, unrivalled benchmark in terms of pedestrian frequency counted by Engel & Völkers Commercial in 38 cities throughout Germany. Kaufingerstrasse (17,653 pedestrians) and Neuhauser Strasse (17,010) managed yet another respectable increase year-on-year (36% and 15%, respectively). Schildergasse in Cologne (11,201) remains unchanged in 3rd position. Flingerstrasse in Düsseldorf (10,688) and Frankfurter Zeil (10,145) once again managed to reach the Top 5.

Surprises in the Top 20

Neupfarrplatz in Regensburg managed to skip as many as 31 places, to rank in 16th position (6,092), the biggest surprise recorded. The development of Obernstrasse in Bremen was similarly positive. With 7,637 pedestrians counted, this street reached 11th position. Westenhellweg (9,113) in Dortmund again reached 6th position. Hanover, still amongst the Top 20 last year with four points, this time only placed Georgstrasse (8,583) and Bahnhofstrasse (8,458) in ranks 8 and 9, respectively, followed closely by Mönckebergstrasse (8,336) in Hamburg.

Saturday remains main shopping day

As always, the pedestrian frequency is considerably higher on Saturday, the main shopping day. With approx. 397,000 visitors (Saturday, 16 April 2016), the customer flow was approx. 148,000 higher compared with the other counting day, Tuesday, 12 April 2016. “This indicates that the polarisation already in evidence for several years now between strong and weak shopping locations and beyond cities versus small towns, meanwhile also reflects an increasingly strong differentiation in terms of shopping behaviour,” explains Jan Kotonski, Head of Sales Development at Engel & Völkers Commercial GmbH Hamburg. Evidently pure supply and/or Internet purchases are predominantly made during the week, whereas the experience and leisure-related shopping in a stimulating inner city atmosphere is increasingly being concentrated on work-free Saturday afternoons.

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