The best outlets in Central Europe

Text: Inga Sermann, Nordica Photos: Pixabay Published: 30 / nov / 2017

We often hear that a colleague went to Germany in summer and visited one of the most incredible outlets in the world where they paid peanuts for clothes for themselves, their child, husband and mother-in-law, buying everything from bikinis to party dresses and beautiful suits, or you might hear how a friend of a friend goes to magical after-Christmas sales every year. Is this a myth or reality, where are the best places and when should you plan your trip?

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The best outlets in Europe – where are they and how low are the prices?

Before you rush to buy a plane ticket, we will give you an overview of the best-known and most popular outlets in Central Europe.

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IngolstadtVillage is a 50-minute drive from Munich. The outlet offers up to 60% off the products of well-known brands such as Armani, Boss, Fossil, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, Timberland, Swarovski, Desigual and many more. The easiest way to reach the outlet from the centre of Munich is by the outlet’s own Shopping Express® express bus or by renting a car.

Outlets are closed on Sundays

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Pardsorf City is located in the easternmost part of Munich. There are twenty-odd shops at the outlet and the best-known brands represented include Gerry Weber, Nike, Pierre Cardin, Tom Tailor, S.Oliver, More & More and Puma. You can get there from central Munich by public transport or car. The best time to visit the outlet is in winter, after Christmas and New Year’s.

The last two weeks of January in winter, which is the time of the famous after-Christmas sales, and the period of July to August in summer, are the best time for visiting outlets.

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McArthurGlen Salzburg is a 1.5-hour drive from the centre of Munich and you can find over a hundred brands from Adidas to Escada, Hugo Boss, Desigual, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. The prices are up to 70% off and the best time for visiting the outlet is January.


Designer Outlet Parndorf is one of the biggest outlet chains, which includes over 160 shops, cafés and restaurants. The most popular shops are Armani, Barbour, Birkenstock, Marc O’Polo, Timberland and Villeroy & Boch, and the discounts are as big as 70 percent. Designer Outlet Parndorf is located at a 30-minute drive from the centre of Vienna and we recommend taking the special bus or renting a car to get there. The last two weeks of January, which is the time of the after-Christmas sale, is the best time for visiting the outlet.