Activity Spotted in Germany, Three More Stores

March 24, 2012

The Apple retail team continues to prepare for the usual late-year debut of new stores, and now three more locations have been confirmed in Germany. There is always lots of planning and construction activity in the early months of each year, since over one-half of grand openings occur in the last four months. First, early construction has begun on a former clothing store building in Hanover at Bahnhofstraße 5, along the city main, pedestrian shopping street. As reported by ifun.de Web site, the windows were just blacked out with plastic, a sure sign that construction has started. Ironically, the four-level building already has a winding staircase, but it’s elliptical in shape, instead of Apple’s trademark spiral configuration. Next, fun.de reports that job listings have appeared for two cities, confirming previous rumors of new stores. No specific location was given for Stuttgart, in the south of the country. However, it’s possible it will be located somewhere along Königstraße, the city’s main shopping street. The job listing for Cologne also didn’t mention a specific site, but again the city’s main shopping street Hohe Straße is a good possibility. The Hanover store could open by year’s end or early 2013, while the Stuttgart and Cologne locations could open by October 2012. A Berlin store has been under construction along Kurfürstendamm for several months. These four new stores would supplement the eight existing Apple stores in Germany.

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Tobias March 25, 2012 at 0243

Quote>>>A Berlin store has been under construction along Bahnhofstraße for several months.<<<

You mean Kurfürstendamm and not Bahnhofstraße.

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Gary Allen March 25, 2012 at 0620

Oops! I’m mixing up my Straßen. I’ve fixed the mistake. Danke.

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Tobias March 27, 2012 at 0532

I could sent you an Image of the potential upcoming Hanover Store covert with Black foil. If you are interested. Im from Hanover

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lrd555 March 25, 2012 at 0759

Glad to see that Apple’s agressively expanding in this key industrial region.
Thinking it would be great to see another 30 stores come online before the launch of the next iphone.

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isserley March 25, 2012 at 2247

Back when I started at the first Hamburg store, the job posting appeared around late february and opening was late august 2009, a six month time-frame. In the meantime, as hiring and training (especially “real store”-training in existing locations) has been improved and lengthened, I´d expect at least 7 months before opening.

PS.: Everybody knows why the Cologne store is coming online earlier than the Dusseldorf one ;)

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fritz March 27, 2012 at 1649

are you still working there? if yes, did you join the labor union???

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fritz March 27, 2012 at 1648

does anyone know if the q-damm location has access to the underground parking in the nearby underground parking structure??? i never see trucks bringing in construction materials there…

this location must be very close to opening up… it’s been more than 9 to 10 months since construction @ kurfürstendamm 26 startet…

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BVFL March 29, 2012 at 0906

At last my prayers have been answered . An Apple store in Berlin .Bought my Mac Book at an appointed dealer here . Shocking arrogance and NO after sales support at all .Thx to Apple techno line who have been great . Thus will hold on for buying a Mac Book air and make sure I deal only at an Apple store .. To any one in Berlin considering an appointeed Apple shop I would say one word … WAIT .

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Tobias March 31, 2012 at 0746

All Stores now confirmed my Joblistings: http://www.apple.com/de/jobs

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David Daniël Wouters April 3, 2012 at 0445

But where are the additional stores for the Netherlands! No mention of them, we now have the one in amsterdam, but the netherlands has at least 20 other big cities that would qualify for a real Apple Store, 12 of those cities are populated by a high number of people so I want to see big stores coming to them!

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