“It is always a discovery for me each time when I visit Ingolstadt Village or Wertheim Village.” It is not just a slogan but my real experience. Ingolstadt Village and Wertheim Village always host seasonal activities or discount sales. They present the most exciting and fun campaign for their customers and let them experience different shopping adventures. I usually visit one of the Villages once each season and this frequency already matches my shopping concept. “The quality, but not the quantity counts”, “What I need is more important than what I desire” as well as “Getting my desired brands and goods at a low price” are my shopping attitudes and principles.
Last week, I visited Ingolstadt Village to find out about the discount information during Chinese New Year. Moreover, I also found a few lovely items that I have been looking for. In this article, I would like to show you how I spent a day in the Village and some of my favorite labels. As follows, I will show you the discount information for Chinese New Year and some giveaways that I prepared for you. Do not miss it.
這次在農曆新年之前先到Ingolstadt Village購物村探行情、瞭解折扣資訊，同時也幫自己找到了物超所值的單品。不過每次到購物村都會有個問題，那就是「時間永遠都不夠用」。不管事先安排再充裕的時間，搭車離開時都覺得時間太短不能好好逛個過癮。所以，今天這篇文章將以一條龍的方式介紹我如何安排在購物村一整天的活動與時間。當然也有這次Ingolstadt Village以及Wertheim Village兩大購物村在農曆新年特別推出的促銷優惠說明，以及我替大家準備的「恭喜新年好禮贈獎」，通通不要錯過了。
The Villages usually arrange private shuttle service for me when I join the collaboration projects. This time, I took the “Shopping Express” since I wanted to share my experience with you. I had reserved a return ticket for me via its website. The ticket costs twenty Euro per person from Munich to Ingolstadt Village. The meeting point is next to the Sofitel which is located at the Munich Main Train Station.
The bus departed at nine-thirty in the morning, but the shuttle bus arrived ten minutes earlier before departure time. (The shuttle bus is black in color and has an obvious logo of Ingolstadt Village on it, so you will not miss it.) Visitors can buy tickets directly from the driver. However, I suggest you book the tickets online first, especially on weekends or during holiday seasons. A single trip is about an hour. It was comfortable to start a shopping journey in this way.
以前都是由主辦單位安排專車接送到購物村參加活動；這次我則希望可以搭乘接駁車Shopping Express前往來瞭解搭乘細節與運作方式，才有機會與你們分享。出發前先到Ingolstadt VillageShopping Express網頁事先訂票；從慕尼黑出發到Ingolstadt Village，每人每張來回票價二十歐元，接駁點就在慕尼黑總火車站的Sofitel飯店大門旁側。
After arriving in the Village, please go to the Service Center.
The Service Center is next to the main entrance of any Village and the shuttle bus stops in front of the Service Center. There are service personnel who speak different languages in the Service Center in both Villages, feel free to ask for information.
Why do you have to go to the Service Center first?
- Both villages sometimes offer guests welcome vouchers or gifts, so feel free to ask.
- You do not want to miss any exclusive deals. You should ask if there are any particular discounts or promotions on the day of your visit.
- It makes sense to go there since some brands offer an “extra discount” on purchase of items over a certain amount.
- Tourists can get tax refund after shopping at the Villages, which is another rebate for them.
- Feel free to ask at the Service Center about your needs during the shopping journey.
- Both Villages offer free WiFi service and you can show your friends your happiest moment there.
- Both Villages sometimes host seasonal activities for visitors to join. You should ask if there are any current activities on the day of your visit.
The Chinese New Year Bonus
As follows, I want to share some good news with you. The Chinese New Year promotion starts from 10.02.2018 to 03.03.2018 in both Villages. Please download the image below and show it to the Service Center after your arrival in order to get the bonus. Furthermore, feel free to visit the websites and get all the information. Ingolstadt Village and Wertheim Village.
- Particular brands have an extra 20% discount.
- Free Shopping Express Code : CNY2018; use the code when you reserve your ticket online.
- A welcome voucher for a cup of tea or coffee.
服務中心就在購物村大門旁（面對大門左手側），接駁車就直接停在服務中心門口。在Wertheim Village或是Imgolstadt Village都有可以說中文的服務人員；如果需要中文咨詢服務請詢問。
- 如果你推著行李箱前往購物村打算做代購、大肆採購，可以先請服務中心保管你的行李。如果是從法蘭克福機場出境的遊客，在出境前也可以推著行李搭接駁巴士前往Wertheim Village，先寄物託管行李再逛街買禮物，然後直接回到法蘭克福搭機離境。
從二月十日起至三月三日止，適用於Wertheim Village以及Imgolstadt Village兩大購物村
Get ready for a shopping tour
Get ready for a shopping tour. The best way to get ready for a shopping tour is to enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants in both Villages. While you are eating, you can plan your shopping strategy. The VISTA D’ITALIA BY PIZZA INNOVAZIONE in the Ingolstadt Village and the PRIME and LA PIAZZA in the Wertheim Village are my favorite restaurants. They have delicious dishes and good service.
如果是早上出發，那麼在抵達購物村並且先到服務中心報到後，可以先到餐廳吃中飯，順便研究拿到的折扣資訊，擬定購物策略，才能在既定時間之內完成購物清單上的心願。在Ingolstadt Village有VISTA D’ITALIA BY PIZZA INNOVAZIONE餐館，在Wertheim Village有PRIME與LA PIAZZA兩家餐廳，在料理美味度與品服務上都受人肯定。在購物前先好好吃頓飯、擬定購物計畫，在購物村地圖上劃下想逛、想比價的品牌店，才能萬無一失。
Next, I would like to share some shopping tips with you.
- Try to visit every brand, even those which are not your favorite ones. Sometimes you may find your desired items in those stores you use not to visit in the past.
- Set a shopping budget. I usually make a shopping list before I visit a Village and set a shopping budget. This time I planned to buy a pair of jeans, a coat and a pair of sneakers. My budget was 300 Euro. But in the end, I spent only around 230 Euro.
- Visit one of the Villages regularly. The brands in the Villages display new collections every one or two months, some brands may do it even more often. The best way to find your favorite stuff is to visit the Villages regularly.
- Purchase classic styles. You can find the best classic and timeless items in both Villages at a lower price range.
I highly recommend you Liebeskind, which is a German leather bag label. They have leather goods in good quality and at an affordable price range. The design is clean and modern. I found a light blue, grey cosmetic bag for myself. Moreover, I bought another one as a gift for the giveaway. I will show you how to join the giveaway at the end of the article. Do not miss it.
I planned to buy a new pair of jeans, probably from Levi’s. However, I only found the styles which I already have at home. Therefore, I went to Trussardi as they offer an extra 50% off discount. Luckily, I found one pair of jeans that fits me perfectly. The Italians design the best trousers. Therefore, make sure to visit Trussardi when you are in the Village.
Swarovski is one of the stores that I visit each time when I am in the Village. It is originally from Austria and is in the most affordable price range. Make sure to visit Swarovski when you go to the Villages. Moreover, I chose a bracelet as a gift for the giveaway. It sounds good, right?
I recommend Swarovski to people :
- Who would like to give yourself a small gift.
- Who is looking for a gift for the female elderly.
- Who is looking for a gift for your girlfriend or someone you like.
Closed has always been my favorite fashion label. The label has a clean and simple design which I appreciate in the recent years. I like this light grey, blue hoodie at first sight. It is just the perfect one I was looking for. At the same time, I found this coat that is made with a mix of wool and cashmere. I got it with an extra 50% off on the “village price”. Originally it cost 500 Euro, but I only paid 80 Euro for it. Isn’t it the biggest gain of the day?
Rituals is my beloved store in the Villages. Their lipsticks, hand cream, fragrance candles, shower cream, body scrub cream, and massage oil are all my favorite products. My other half is also a fan of this brand. He likes to spend time to try all the goods and find out his favorites until he can leave the store with satisfaction.
A Coffee Break 喝杯咖啡休息一下
Both Villages have Coffee Fellows, where you can find comfortable seats, delicious cakes and coffee, especially after several hours of shopping. The chocolate muffin is my must-order. Treat yourself with a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, take a break and get ready for the next round of shopping.
兩大購物村都有Coffee Fellows咖啡館，空間寬敞還附有沙發座區；我總是把這裡當成中途休息站，喝杯咖啡吃塊蛋糕，補充活力之後才有體力繼續逛街呢。如果有機會，一定要試試看Coffee Fellows的巧克力馬芬，口味濃郁，十分好吃。
The Villages decorate the shopping areas with different styles to match different atmosphere in different seasons. This time, the Village team added delicate decorations in red and gold to give a touch of Chinese New Year feeling. When you visit the Villages, do not forget to enjoy the beautiful shopping areas.
Happy Shopping 滿載而歸
I used to buy shoes and bags when I visit the Villages. This time, I gave myself more time to try some clothes on. Luckily, I found some beautiful items and got a good discount. Have you ever visited one of the Villages? What are your favorite brands? Feel free to share your ideas with me.
以往到購物村，我大多購買包包與鞋款，這次給自己多些時間試穿，反而挑選到自己喜歡的衣著，而且都還有特價再折扣的驚喜，也省下許多預算。你今年過年怎麼安排？是和家人在溫暖的餐桌上共享除夕年夜飯，還是出國旅遊呢？如果有機會到德國自助旅行，可以把兩大購物村Ingolstadt Village（在慕尼黑近郊）以及Wertheim Village（在法蘭克福近郊）安排到行程中，給自己一天的時間逛逛。有哪些你最想逛的品牌呢？歡迎和我分享。
It is a collaborated project with Ingolstadt Village and Wertheim Village.
Fanning Tseng is the editor of Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. Having lived in different cities and experienced different cultures, Fanning focuses on the connection between Europe and Asia. She is now working as a professional photographer and a full-time blogger. Moreover, Fanning is a regular feature columnist in several Chinese online magazines such as Vogue Taiwan, WOMANY and 10/10 HOPE. Get better informed by subscribing the Newsletter; moreover, let’s stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.