Huge Crowd Greets Germany’s First Apple Store

December 6, 2008

A huge crowd packed the plaza in front of the new Rosenstrasse (Munich) retail store Saturday morning to await the moment when the door swung open for the first time. The weather was cold, but there was no rain or snow to dampen the spirits of the crowd. There were reportedly 4,000 visitors to the store within the first four hours. Dennis Voss, a veteran of several other grand openings in Europe and the United States, started the overnight waiting line at 1:30 a.m. and was first through the doors when the store opened at 10 a.m. Check photos of the waiting line and the grand opening on the setteB.IT Web site, these flickr sets by smokeonit and Oifi74 and Isik, and this amazing panoramic QTVR of the storefront. Watch a YouTube video after the break, or surf this Vimeo video.

The view of the crowd from the second level of the Rosenstrasse store

The view of the crowd from the second level of the Rosenstrasse store

Watch this video from the bitsundso.de Web site.

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