/ Outdoor gear shops in Germany

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Sesh - on 22 Oct 2012
Can anyone suggest some good outdoor shops in Germany please?

I live in the city of Bielefeld, so would be willing to travel to Dusseldorf or Cologne, or other places nearby if that's where the shops are. Or a good online retailer would be useful for the future, though this time I want to buy a pair of shoes, so would prefer to be able to try them on first.

Before you say it, yes, there is an outdoor shop in Bielefeld, but it isn't particularly good, particularly for climbing. And I've found the website of Globetrotter.de, which has a Cologne outlet - they are better but still not as much range of stuff as I would expect in a good shop in the UK. But the local climbers here do seem to have a wide range of gear, so there must be some decent shops around somewhere ...

If anyone knows anything I'd love to hear it.
Mike Mead - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh: Can't help with shops in your area, but online, bergfreunde.de have always been good to me.
cliff shasby - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh: i'll second bergfreunde,had deliveries from there faster than uk...!
ring ouzel on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh: There are several good shops in Osnabruk which is about an hour north west of you I think.
russtyg - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh:

I third Berfreunde.de. I have also used both Bergzeit and outdoor24 (online retailers), the latter of which will nicely translate to English and also you can get a standard 10% off their prices if you pay up front using bank transfer.

I dont know your area but there must be a Sportsohn or a sportscheck somewhere.
russtyg - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh:

Sorry it's outdoor24sports.com
In reply to Sesh: http://www.globetrotter.de/ is a well stocked shop dunno where else they are but have been to the Hamburg one.
handjammer - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh: Try these:

http://wigwam-outdoor.de

http://www.hochhinaus.com/4.html

Also the large sport shops in towns often have climbing gear - Dodenhof on the way to Bremen for example.
muFF1n - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh:

http://www.alpinsport-basis.de/
My favourite German, not any near Bielefeld but fair shipping cost.

Shoes: http://www.schuh-keller.de/ for some categories,

But generally I think the best/competent shops are in UK ;)
(altough shipping cost usually lets me think twice)
SFM - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

One in Frankfurt is really good.

Just looked at their site and they have one in Cologne too.
http://www.globetrotter.de/de/filialen/koeln/index.php
Sesh - on 22 Oct 2012
In reply to Sesh:

Thanks everyone, plenty of suggestions there to start working with!

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