One of the biggest specialist games retailers in the world, GameStop – true to its name – is a one-stop shop for all your gaming needs. From consoles and controllers to the latest and best releases, the store is a gamer’s dream, and a staff of dedicated enthusiasts means it doesn’t matter if you’re not an expert – you’re in good hands.
GameStop, Hohe Strasse 145, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)221 2587 9680
Among the first electrical goods superstores to launch in Germany, Media Markt opened its first store in the late 1970s and has since grown to become a multi-store, multi-national corporation. Offering thousands of products under one roof, it has one of the widest selections of technology available. Visitors can find everything from music and DVDs to laptops, cameras and smartphones.
Media Markt, Hohe Strasse 121, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)221 27390
O2, owned by Telefónica, has over 800 stores across Germany, and in August 2009 its third flagship opened on Hohe Strasse. This light, airy store, with its pleasant, friendly feel, provides a great atmosphere for testing products and receiving advice from the team of experts. It is also home to an interactive sales and consulting desk which offers not only help and information but also raffles and games.
O2, Hohe Strasse 65, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)2203 4570 2060
Bang & Olufsen
The sleek design and clean aesthetic of the Bang & Olufsen store located just off Hohe Strasse on Brückenstrasse indicate the brand’s desire to set itself apart from other technology stores. Aiming to go beyond the standard shopping experience, a specially trained staff is on hand to find out your personal electronic needs and cater their services specifically to you.
Bang & Olufsen, Brückenstrasse 5-11, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)221 272 6370
Cologne’s branch of Galeria Kaufhof, one of the largest department stores in Europe, covers over 30,000 square metres, creating an impressive silhouette on Hohe Strasse. Its vast size allows it to offer one of the best selections of electronic goods in Cologne. Visitors can find everything from gadgets, kitchenware, games and consoles to the latest in home beauty technology.
Galeria Kaufhof, Hohe Strasse 41-53, 50667 Cologne, +49 (0)221 2230