updated 10:05 pm EST, Sat December 6, 2008
Munich Apple Store
The grand opening of Apple's Munich store drew huge crowds Saturday morning, with an estimated 4,000 visitors in the first few hours, according to ifoAppleStore. People began waiting in line as early as 1:30 a.m. local time, well before the 10:00 a.m. door opening. Apple gave away 2,500 t-shirts to the first visitors, as a promotion to fill the store on the first day. High-profile city officials and business representatives were invited to a VIP reception on Friday evening.
The location represents Apple's first German retail store, in a city with an abundance of shops offering expensive, luxury goods. The building organizes MacBooks and iPods on the ground level, while an upper level offers iMacs, Mac Pros, software, accessories, two Genius Bars and a kids area.