Our next country in Europe, where we will look into Apple Stores in Germany.
Store number 1 is at City-Galerie in Augsburg. Augsburg itself is a district-free town, in another word, an independent city. It is not part of any Landkreise or district. However, it is the seat of Augsburg District. The city is also the seat of Swabia Administrative Region (Bezirk). All in all, Augsburg is located in Bavaria (the largest German state by land area and the second-most populous state).
Store number 2 is on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. It is one of the most avenues in Berlin, it’s like Berlin’s Champs-Élysées. Berlin itself is the capital and the largest city of Germany both by area and population. It is also a state on its own out of 16 German states. There are world-renowned universities and World Heritage Sites around Berlin.
Store number 3 is at Rhein Center in Cologne. Cologne is the largest city in North-Rhine-Westphalia (Germany’s most populous federal state). That makes Cologne be the fourth-most populous city in Germany.
Lufthansa Group and Lufthansa (flag carrier) are headquartered here. University of Cologne (one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe), Technical University of Cologne (Germany’s largest university of applied sciences), and German Sport University Cologne (Germany’s only sport university) are all located here.
Store number 4 is on Schildergasse. It’s also in Cologne. The city is about 45 km southeast of Düsseldorf and 25 km northwest of Bonn. Schildergasse itself is one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe.
Store number 5 is at Altmarkt-Galerie in Dresden. It is the capital city of Saxony (a federal state in Germany). It is also the second-most populous city in the state, behind Leipzig. By area, it is only smaller than Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.
Store number 6 is in Düsseldorf. It is the seventh-largest city in Germany. It is the capital of North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). It is the second-largest city in NRW, behind Cologne. Its airport is the third-busiest in Germany, behind those of Frankfurt and Munich.
Store number 7 is on Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse in Frankfurt. Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in Hesse (a federal state of Germany). It is the fifth-largest city in Germany by population. It is Germany’s financial capital. European Central Bank is located here.
Store number 8 is at Alstertal in Hamburg. It is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin. It is thus the seventh-largest city in the EU. The city also has a status of a federal state in Germany, like Berlin.
Store number 9 is on Jungfernstieg, also in Hamburg. It is the city’s foremost boulevard.
Store number 10 is in Hannover. It is the capital and the largest city of Lower Saxony (a federal state in Germany).
Store number 11 is at OEZ in Munich. It is the capital and the most populous city of Bavaria. It is the third-largest city in Germany by population, behind Berlin and Hamburg. The city is home to Siemens AG, BMW, and Allianz, among others. OEZ is the biggest shopping centre in Bavaria.
Store number 12 is on Rosenstrasse, also in Munich.
Store number 13 is at CentrO in Oberhausen. It is a city in North-Rhine-Westphalia, and is situated between Duisburg and Essen. Oberhausen is a Kreisfreie Städt (district-free town) in Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf (administrative region, not the city). CentrO itself is the biggest mall in Germany.
Store number 14 is in Sindelfingen. It is a town in Landkreis Böblingen (district) in Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart (administrative region, not the city) in Baden-Württemberg.
Store number 15 is at MTZ in Sulzbach. It is a town in Regionalverband Saarbrücken (district, not the city) in Saarland (the smallest state in Germany, both in area and in population, apart from Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg).