Buying furniture in Berlin

'Where should I go to buy furniture in Berlin?'  The answer that you'll typically hear is, 'Lets go to Ikea!' Now, where as Ikea is great, with the ambiance, their little cafe and all, it's by no means your only option. Ikea is something that a lot of expats get wheeled into due to brand recognition and of course, the wonderful billboards they have every where. But Berlin does have excellent furniture stores so if you're not keen on getting into the hustle and bustle of Ikea, there are quite a few options waiting for you, from high end with high end prices to great quality with affordable prices.


Let's take a look at Möbel Hübner for example. The pieces that you will find in this particular store are astonishing. If you are searching for quality products that will last years on end, then this is the place you'll find them. Wonderful designer furniture, hard wood dining tables, bedrooms, they've got it all. However, quality comes with a price, and  Möbel Hübner may be a true reflection of that. But don't let that stop you, check out the furniture that they have to offer, they've often got special offers as well as rewards that you can earn by shopping with them and when all is calculated, the price may not be as drastically high as you would imagine.


Phone: 030 / 254 05-0

Address: Genthiner Straße 4 0785 Berlin-Tiergarten





Another option you have in Berlin is Möbeltown 24. Amazing beds, upholstered to perfection, dining tables and other tidbits is what you'll find in their store. Where price is concerned, they are very affordable, and when looking at the quality of their products you'll be happy to know that the majority of their products are made in Germany.


Phone: +49 (0) 30 83 2 83 39

Address: Turiner Straße 25 3347 Berlin

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Rahaus is also worth taking a look at. They have got everything you need for each room in your home, and also your patio and garden at very reasonable prices. From traditional pieces to unique designs and of course, antiques, you'll definitely be able to get some individuality in your home when you shop at Rahaus.



Phone:  030 2803800

Address: Ringstr. 30-42 205 Berlin


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Buying furniture in Zürich

Furniture shopping in Zürich

Zürich is a wonderful city in Switzerland. With its approximately 370,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in Switzerland. Every year it gets voted to be one of the cities with the highest living standards in both Europe and the world. Naturally, there are also some brilliant choices when it comes to decorating and furnishing your apartment or house. While many expats like to resort to IKEA, due to its great brand recognition, there are indeed some other great choices that should get their chance before the next self assemble piece of furniture is bought from IKEA. In Zurich there is multitude of great furniture stores that are worth the trip. Some of which are Möbel Zürich, Schubiger Möbel and Zingg-Lamprecht.

Make sure to be prepared for your trip

As Zürich is anything but a small city, you should definitely be prepared to drive for a few minutes before reaching your final destination. As you are likely planning to get at least some little pieces for the immediate decorating anyways, renting a car may be coming in handy if you don’t usually drive yourself. You also shouldn’t be surprised to encounter rather expensive prices in the furniture stores in Zürich, much like the rest of the city, furniture has its price in the beautiful city of Zürich. If you already know what you are looking for and you are more of the person that likes designer pieces then Zingg-Lamprecht will probably cause your eyes to light up as soon as you enter the store. They offer some very exclusive pieces both for business and private customers in the region. Möbel Zürich on the other hand offers rather unique looking and chic pieces to its customers. Here you will find everything from dining tables to stylish bedroom sets for the smallest members of the family.

Here is the contact information for the furniture stores mentioned above:


Phone: 044 368 4 4

am Stampfenbachplatz,
CH-8006 Zürich


Möbel Zürich GmbH

Phone: +4 (0)44 46 2 2

Malzstrasse 2
CH-8045 Zürich


Schubiger Möbel

Phone: Tel. 044 325 25 50

Ueberlandstrasse 423, 805 Zürich


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Buying furniture in Wuppertal

Amazing furniture in Wuppertal

With lots of history and much to see on a day to day basis, Wuppertal is a great location for just about any Expat. Besides history, Wuppertal is also a great place when it comes to furniture shopping. There is definitely no need to go straight to IKEA as you will be able to find many great options in the area. Just make sure to travel by car, as many of the stores will be further away than you may think. You should also be aware of long waiting times for some items. Make sure to ask if you’ll have to wait; and if so how long. In order to make your shopping trip as enjoyable as possible, we have compiled a short list of the options in the Wuppertal area for you. Here they are:

Möbel Dickamp

This great furniture store in Wuppertal is a great store to begin your shopping trip. It offers both higher priced items as well as those that are affordable on most budgets. This will allow you to figure out where you stand and what you are going to have to calculate with.

Möbel Dickamp GmbH & Co. KG

Phone: +49 (202) 456569

Kipdorf 20
4203 Wuppertal-Elberfeld



Wohnsinn Wuppertal

With great styles and prices that are just as attractive as the quality, Wohnsinn Wuppertal is the ideal place for those with a medium budget and a great sense of style. Make sure that you check out their great variety of furniture and appliances.

Wohnsinn-Wuppertal e.K.

Phone: 0202 / 52 88 670

Hünefeldstraße 82a,
42285 Wuppertal-Barmen



Shopping on a rather small budget can be hard sometimes. However, Yuvammöbel will make it just a little bit easier for you. They offer good quality stuff at prices that will allow you to make quick decisions and maybe even take a piece or two home with you.


Phone: 0202 70 53 660

Schwesterstrasse 88
42285 Wuppertal


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Buying furniture in Wolfsburg

Furniture shopping trips in Wolfsburg

Living in „die Autostadt“ is a treat in itself; however, as an expat you won’t be able to spend every day canvassing the city. You will also have to spend a significant amount of time at home, making it all the more important to feel comfortable in your new temporary home. By furnishing your new place in the way that you like, you can add a nice personal touch that will allow you to feel comfortable in no time. Nevertheless, when you go on your shopping trip, you shouldn’t forget to bring somebody who can possibly help you out by translating for you. Not every sales person at the local furniture stores will be able to answer all of your questions in flawless English. By bringing your own interpreter you will be able to avoid any and all misunderstandings. Here are some of the locations that you could visit on your furniture quest:


This store is all about individuality and creativeness. When you bring the right budget to be able to freely shop at this rather pricey location, you will be able to have one of the nicest apartments in all of Wolfsburg.

La Casa

Phone: Tel.: 05362 6460

Westerstr. 28
38442 Wolfsburg


SB Möbel Boss

Sb Möbel Boss has great looking furniture at prices that make shopping fun for just about anybody with any budget. Here you will find great look individual pieces as well as sets for your bedroom, living room or dining room.

SB Möbel Boss Handels GmbH & Co. KG Wolfsburg

Phone: 0536/82530

Dieselstraße 33
38446 Wolfsburg


Möbel Buhl

The perfect mix of quality and price can be found at Möbel Buhl. This furniture looks good and will last you for many years if you want it to. Make sure you stop by Möbel Buhl on your next furniture shopping trip.

Möbel Buhl GmbH & Co. KG

Phone: 0 53 08/ 404 - 0

38444 Wolfsburg


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Buying furniture in Winterthur

Winterthur is one of the most beautiful cities that is worth the trip both in the summer and the winter. If you are fortunate enough to be living in the idyllic city of Winterthur in the canton Zürich in Switzerland you surely have something to smile about every morning. When it comes to furniture shopping, there is no difference. Winterthur offers some amazing choices for those who rather shop for a new sofa than dresses. Mostly any style of furniture that you can imagine, you will be able to find in one of the furniture stores in Winterthur.


Pfister is a furniture store that is well liked all over Winterthur. It offers furniture for all ages and most preferences imaginable. You will be able to find your future bed as well as the dining table for the next few holiday meals with the family. Smething that is especially great about Pfister is the fact that they also offer unique pieces. Though somewhat prices, Pfister should definitely be one of the stops on your list.

Pfister Winterthur

Phone: 052 266 92 00

Marktgasse 37,
8400 Winterthur


Pesce Möbel

As the number one location for name brand furniture in Winterthur, Pesce Möbl offers some of the most exclusive brands available today. Between Rolf Benz, Joop! And Kettnaker, Pesce Möbel offers a great variety of beautiful pieces for the living room, bedroom and dining room alike. If you are planning to pick up one the gorgeous master pieces right away, you can use their delivery service and have your new piece of furniture set up in your home right away.

Pesce Möbel AG

Phone: 052 233 48 49

Industriestrasse 26
CH-8404 Winterthur


Möbel Tamburro

For those with a budget that doesn’t certainly cover all of the most exclusive designer pieces but still wants to get great looking quality pieces of furniture will definitely find the right pieces at Möbel Tamburro. Offering some great pieces for living room, bedroom and dining room, you need to be aware that there may be waiting time involved if you want a specific piece that is currently out of stock. Such waiting time may be up to 2 weeks.

Möbel Tamburro AG

Phone: +4 (0)52 233 49 28

Stegackerstrasse 2
CH-8409 Winterthur


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Buying furniture in Wiesbaden

Successful furniture shopping in Wiesbaden

Feeling comfortable in a new city in a foreign country can be hard at times. However, furnishing your new home with a nice personal touch can easily turn your new apartment into a real home. Below, we have compiled a list for you of some of the best furniture stores in the Wiesbaden area. If you remember a few simple things on your trip to these great stores you will be guaranteed to have a positive experience. One of the things to definitely remember is to take a car on your trip. Many of the furniture stores are further away than you may think, which will make it even harder to take objects with you right away when you don’t have a vehicle. You should also consider bringing somebody along who can translate for you. Not all sales people are capable of speaking English well enough to answer all of the burning questions you may have about the products.

SB Möbel Boss

This furniture store that is part of a large chain that sells furniture in a multitude of cities in Germany is a great place to start looking for the best pieces for your home. At SB Möbel Boss you won’t be at risk to overspend, while you check out their great variety.

SB Möbel Boss Handels GmbH & Co. KG Wiesbaden

Phone: 06/6092780

Mainzer Straße 60
6587 Wiesbaden


XXXL Mann Mobilia

This furniture store is also, much like Möbel Boss, part of a larger chain of stores. While slightly more expensive than Möbel Boss, the quality of the products are generally also a tad bit better. In addition, the XXXL stores often have great promotions that promise amazing deals.

XXXL Mann Mobilia Wiesbaden

Phone:  +49-6-269-0

Äppelallee 69
65203 Wiesbaden


Casa Nova

If you are somebody that picks style over money any day then you will feel right at home at Casa Nova. This rather expensive store offers some great unique pieces as well as some of the most exclusive designer brands.


Phone: (06) 522 593

Taunusstrasse 37
D-6583 Wiesbaden


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