Regarded as a local institution, Sport Münzinger, the oldest sporting goods store in Munich, will close its doors at the end of this year. It was founded in 1904 on Munich’s central Marienplatz, after Hermann Münzinger served for 12 years as official supplier to the royal court of Bavaria. The store was taken over in 2003 by another family-owned retailer located nearby, Sport Schuster, which renovated Sport Münzinger in 2012, turning it into Germany’s biggest store for football products at the time, with a surface of 630 square meters. Schuster justified the shutdown with the cancellation of the Euro 2020 tournament, a big drop in the number of tourists and fans due to the corona crisis and new possibilities for the expansion of its neighboring flagship store on Rosenstrasse, whose surface was already enlarged to 5,000 m² in 2018.