Buying Furniture in Germany

Furniture Stores in Germany

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If you are about to visit a furniture store in Germany then better try to plan in some hours in your schedule.

Especially on weekends buying furniture can be a real pain.

Furniture stores are built to maximize revenue and not to be as convenient as possible for the customer.

That being said sometimes you still can’t get around it and you have to bite the bullet.

Hopefully you own a car and get there without relying on public transport as most furniture stores are located in the suburbs of German cities.

In order to save yourself a lot of hassle and time why don’t you give shopping furniture online a go?

Basically there is no difference to shopping your groceries or your electronics online – just browse through websites like IKEA or Home24, pick your favorites and get them delivered to your doorstep in no tim.

IKEA Germany

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People all over the world love IKEA for their cheap furniture and of course their famous hot dogs.

In Germany IKEA has at least one store in each major city.

If you don’t own a car you can always hire a ‘Möbel-Taxi‘ (a taxi that is specialized in transportation of furniture) or pay some Euros extra and get delivery from IKEA to your home.

But way better than spending your precious free time in an overcrowded furniture store is shopping for furniture online from the comfort of your own home.

Luckily for all of us IKEA lovers the new IKEA Germany offers almost everything we always needed for our home.

The only thing missing is the obligatory hot dog after succesfully finishing your furniture shopping tour 🙂

The IKEA online shop offers all common payment methods such as Paypal, Credit Card and EC card.

Delivery is taken care of by DHL for smaller items and companies such as Hermes for bigger pieces of furniture.


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The second best alternative to driving to a furniture store and losing hours of time searching for furniture you like is Home24.

Home24 even used to be the biggest online furniture store in Germany.

And still they offer a broad selection of furniture so Home24 is the place to shop for furniture online.

Some advantages of shopping furniture online include:

  • save a lot of time by ordering from home
  • save a lot of hassle by letting others deliver your furniture to your place
  • more time to chose your favorite furniture as no salesman is pushing you into buying something that in the end you don’t even like
  • great online deals

Have we already mentioned the fact that Home24 offers free delivery and return in case you don’t like what you bought?

So there is really no reason anymore why you should not try to buy your furniture online next time and try out Home24.

Fashion for Home

Another online furniture store in Germany and similar to IKEA and Home24 with a huge selection of furniture and accessories for you dream home online.

Fashion For Home might be a bit more expenisve than Home24 sometimes.

Also make sure to check for the delivery period as furniture is made to order, which means only after you bought it the furniture is built.

Other German furniture stores – Overview

Buying Furniture Germany

Of course, if you still don’t feel comfortable with shopping furniture online, you can still check out the other famous German furniture stores.

It might be even sometimes handy that you can check out their products online first and then have a look at them in the furniture store.

XXXL – What sounds a bit dodgy is actually one of the biggest furniture stores in Germany. If you ever pass by a giant red chair there are good chances that it is one of the famous XXXL Lutz chairs next to their furniture stores.

Poco Domäne – If you don’t want to have the same furniture as everyone else (IKEA), but don’t want to spend a fortune then Poco Domäne is a very good place to go shopping for furniture in Germany.

Möbel Höffner – With many furniture stores around Germany also a very good idea to have a look at. Prices are really considerable and they have some good quality furniture on offer.

Buy furniture in Germany – Online or offline?

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Depending on your personal preferences buying furniture online is a real alternative to the traditional furniture stores.

Instead of spending the whole day looking at furniture and then feel urged to buy something so that you have not lost a whole day for nothing, why not browse through furniture websites like IKEA or Home24 and let your dream furniture be delivered to your home.

If you ask us there is no reason why you should be setting a foot inside a furniture store again. Unless of course you are craving one of those delicious hotdogs at IKEA.

Now that you have hopefully found your dream furniture it might be a good time to read about what Germans love to eat.