Streets around Marktplatz and Barfüsserplatz, especially pedestrianised Freie Strasse, teem with shops selling everything from fashion to fine foods.

Spalenberg, a lovely, climbing lane, hosts a line-up of intriguing boutiques. During the run-up to Christmas, sample the season’s cheer with some glühwein at the Christmas markets in Barfüsserplatz and Marktplatz.