Shopping in Trier!!!

Here I am back at you with wonderful Trier. Again many nice family memories here over the years and always looking forward for a repeat. Now enjoy the shopping in Trier!!!

The first time we were walking in town at night during the Christmas market and we came upon this dept store. It has been our favorite ever since that day in 1992. Let me tell you about the Galeria Kaufhof of Trier!

Galeria Kaufhof GmbH was founded in 1879 by Leonhard Tietz, who opened a first store named after him. Many branches sprang up all over Germany. In 2001, Galeria bought the Belgian Inno stores which became Galeria Inno. In November 2019, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof announces the takeover of 106 Thomas Cook travel agencies in Germany.  Galeria Kaufhof has about 97 branches and DINEA Gastronomie GmbH has about 58 restaurants, all inside the dept store. It is headquarter in Cologne. Until September 30, 2015, the company was a subsidiary of Metro AG, when it was acquired by Hudson’s Bay Company (Canada), which in turn sold a majority stake to Signa Holding in 2018. Signa Holding has held 100% of the shares in Galeria Kaufhof since June 2019, On March 25, 2019, Karstadt & Galeria Kaufhof presented the new logo for their merged company, Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof . On November 6, 2019, the management announced the merger of Galeria Kaufhof GmbH with Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH. Under the umbrella of Signa Holding, both companies are now continued as Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH. On July 1, 2020, insolvency proceedings were filed with the Essen district court for the successor company Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof, which were successfully completed on September 30, 2020. The sad news is that the department store Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof is closing 62 of its 172 stores, threatenin  the jobs of some 6,000 employees, the German United Services Trade Union (Verdi) has reported. Due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,(a lot more than health issues) , the affected branches can no longer continue operations, the company announced, adding that doing so would threaten the survival of the entire chain. The company has been particularly hurt by the recent crisis due to the size of its branches. Under April’s 2021 relaxation of lockdown measures in Germany, stores with a shop floor of up to 800 square meters (8,610 square feet) have been able to reopen, but given that Karstadt Kaufhof’s outlets exceed this measurement, the already ailing business felt it had little option but to implement cuts. Sad story on the covid, hope they can make it is sentimental for us too.

 The two Trier Galeria Kaufhof branches on Simeonstraße and Fleischstraße ,68-76  (been to both but preferred the latter) have been open since April 2021 with a new lifestyle, new brands and a new look after a renovation phase of around one year. Many craftsmen and fitters worked on the new Galeria appearance every day during the redesign, and that during ongoing operations. As modern department stores of the new Galeria generation, the two stores offer their range on four and five floors with a total area of over 20,000 square meters. A total of well over 100 brand shops are presented in the various product worlds . They are fighting hard indeed. You see one of my twin boys in pic!


The Galeria Kaufhof at Fleischstraße

Dinea in the Galeria Kaufhof Fleischstraße (on the 3rd floor) with 220 seats in the middle of Trier city center. We have enjoyed too nice on 3rd floor. The Dinea resto webpage:

The Trier Galerie shopping mall at Fleischstraße 62, offers 70 highly attractive shops for fashion and textiles, health and fitness, food, gastronomy, services and telecommunications, making it one of the most popular shopping hot spots in the heart of Trier. All on 3 floors with opening in 2008, the neighbouring City Parkhaus has 950 covered parking spaces. (which we used extensively) .Visit the monthly changing exhibitions in the art and culture room “eigenART”. Enjoy the wide range of dishes in different restaurants and cafés. You can find fresh groceries in the supermarket.


We love it here in the basement floor (1 fl) for GameStop video games of course ! First floor (2nd fl) you have Zara, Yves Rocher, and Bianco footwear, Second floor (3rd fl),New Yorkais, and Mustang, And for a quick bite go to Wajos , entrance by Metzelstrasse street, webpage for reference snacks section:

The official Trier Galerie

For reference, the Trier tourist office

There you go folks, another dandy memorable spot for my family in Europe, Germany and Trier. The city is known as the oldest in Germany and it shows its beauty in architecture and history. In addition, you have great modern shopping; can’t beat the combination me think. Hope you enjoy the post on shopping in Trier as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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