High quality mattress in Munich

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Hello,

 

Since the selection of mattresses and shops in Munich is quite large I am just wondering if anyone has any feedback on where they bought their mattresses.

 

Does anyone have any experience with the shops Elax or Betten Rid?

 

Does anyone have recommendations of which mattresses are good?

 

I would like a good quality mattress - it seems they cost 500-1000 euros.

 

Cheers,

Stuart

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Forget Betten Rid. Go to Segmüller in Parsdorf. They have Tempur mattresses, which, IMO, are one of the highest quality you can buy.

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I can recommend Ikea, they got a large choice and you can try out all mattresses - during day. There´s 2 Ikeas in/around munich, you can check out the addresses and opening hours here http://www.ikea.com/ms/de_DE/customer_service/ikea_oeffnungszeiten.html

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According to a Stiftung Warentest article from a few years ago, you're not likely to get good advice when buying a mattress, sometimes not what you asked for and occasionally not even what you ordered, irrespective of what price range you choose. This was the last excuse we needed to just buy a test-recommended one online, with pickup of our old ones included.

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Thank for the feedback. Up until now I have had a good experience in all of the shops I have been too.

 

If we take one point on that test report:

 

"Schlafklima beim Federkern: Fünfmal wurde behauptet, bei Kaltschaum funktioniere der Wärme- und Feuchtetransport besser als bei Federkern. Unsere Tests zeigen, dass oft das Gegenteil zutrifft."

 

All of the people I have spoken to up until now have said that spring matresses are cooler. The same goes with the other points mentioned so at least the people I have spoken to seem to know what they are talking about.

 

So far I have been to -

Oberpollinger and Betten Rid (Neuhauserstraße)

and Sohgazi (Hohenzollernstraße)

 

Over the weekend I will go Segmüller and Elax. Elax apparently measure one's body profile to find the best matching mattress.

 

IKEA I see as low quality. Happy to buy furniture from them but I wouldn't trust them with good quality mattresses.

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I do not know if this shop exists in Munich, I will recommend FLAMME Möbel, follwed by Danishces Bettenlage (hope i spelt this right). FLAMME is slightly pricey but has a real good standard! In bremen they are on sale now up to 50% guess. As you said, I will not recommend IKEA either.

 

Mattress depends on what kind you like, soft or hard. There are three catergories HD 1 till 3 guess. Softer is 1 and the harder is 3.

 

I personally like the combination of springs and foam in a mattress. It took us a long time to decide where to buy and after careful considerations, we thought FLAMMEis good.

 

Good luck.

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Thank for the feedback. Up until now I have had a good experience in all of the shops I have been too. If we take one point on that test report:"Schlafklima beim Federkern: Fünfmal wurde behauptet, bei Kaltschaum funktioniere der Wärme- und Feuchtetransport besser als bei Federkern. Unsere Tests zeigen, dass oft das Gegenteil zutrifft."All of the people I have spoken to up until now have said that spring matresses are cooler. The same goes with the other points mentioned so at least the people I have spoken to seem to know what they are talking about. So far I have been to - Oberpollinger and Betten Rid (Neuhauserstraße)and Sohgazi (Hohenzollernstraße)Over the weekend I will go Segmüller and Elax. Elax apparently measure one's body profile to find the best matching mattress. IKEA I see as low quality. Happy to buy furniture from them but I wouldn't trust them with good quality mattresses.

 

I have zero familiarity with Elax.

 

That said, I've yet to see a measurement/body profile mattress test/technology that isn't more than a glorified circus trick gimmick intended to make a very non-scientific, semi-arbitrary thing seem the opposite... and to make consumers more readily hand over their money.

 

Barring some serious abnormality/health issue, mattress choice is a very personal, and subjective endeavor. Those machines for matching your body profile to mattress are, in my opinion, more like tarot readings-- they say something that works, generically, for most people, with a little variation thrown in to make it look personalized, and you match those generic things to your personal ideas/preferences (this includes those "beds" that inflate beneath you to test your body shape and weight).

 

The best thing to do is to find a place you can try mattresses, spend some time on the mattress (like 15 to 20 minutes; first impressions are often misleading), and find a place that offers a strong return policy if the mattress doesn't end up working for you. It usually takes people a couple weeks to acclimate to the new mattress (or the mattress to you, depending on perspective). That's if you care about the mattress; if you're one of those folks that are happy to sleep on whatever... who cares.

 

Also, I'm not sure how it works in Europe, but in the US, the vast majority of mainstream mattresses have springs made in one of only a few factories (it's kinda like how it works with contemporary bike frames/tubes). The manufacturers just add those springs, and foams, and gimmicky marketing names slightly differently.

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I can recommend Ikea, they got a large choice and you can try out all mattresses - during day. There´s 2 Ikeas in/around munich, you can check out the addresses and opening hours here http://www.ikea.com/ms/de_DE/customer_service/ikea_oeffnungszeiten.html

 

Ikea mattresses are good too because they come in sizes bigger than "child bed" which is what the Germans seem to like (even if they take two of them). Further to that, they have spring mattresses, something the Germans also seem to be allergic to, instead they prefer a pure foam mattress - something I also haven't experienced since I was a child.

 

They also have pillows there that have some substance to them, that you don't have to fold 17 times to get some support.

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Flamme Möbel is also an excellent furniture store. We bought our Rolf Benz couch there. Sometimes they even offer 0% financing (and, no, there is no catch to that). It's in the same area of Segmüller in Parsdorf.

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To avoid any confusion, Flamme is in Heimstetten, about 10min away from Parsdorf by car, and about 10min on foot from Heimstetten S-Bahn (S2). They now advertise themselves as being conveniently situated between Parsdorf (Segmüller) and Aschheim (XXXLutz).

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Hi there

 

We were looking for a good mattress and was pretty surprised at the 500+ euro price set that seems to be normal in many shops. Finally after months of unconformable sleeping I went to Segmueller in Parsdorf:

 

... but don't stop there! :) We walked around to the next door building which is part of the same company, Mobel Maxx, and bought a "7 zone" foam mattress for 135 euros. (size 200x90 to fix half of my double bed). And last night... had a goooood sleep :)

 

We choose it, paid, drove out of the carpark 2 minutes away to their collections centre (you can see this on the link above) and collected it within literally 5 minutes back in the car on the way home!

 

Well recommended, hope this helps

 

Yvette

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Hi. Thank you to all for your advice. It has helped me in my search.

 

Having spoken to various salesmen/women over the weekend, I learnt that one needs to first lay on the mattress as one sleeps (e.g. on the side) and in this position be seen by the salesman to be laying flat in order to be in the most ergonomic correct position. This means the height of the shoulder should be the same as the height of the hip. The head should not be crooked and also in line with the body. To acheive this position one needs to sink into the mattress and depending on the body profile, either the shoulder or hip will need to sink in more. The height of the head is adjusted with the pillow. To acheive all this, mattresses have different zones where the firmness varies to allow the body to sink in more or less. By trying out the different mattresses it is possible to find out which mattress suits best. As a starting point H2 mattresses are for people up to 85kg. H3 above 85kg.

 

Although a spring mattress is cooler due to the air under the springs, it is possible to sleep on a foam mattress and stay cool by using wool bedding instead of down/feather. So really the type of mattress should come secondary when choosing one.

 

One could just lay on them and pick the one that is the most comfortable. The problem here that was pointed out to me is that a mattress that you are used to e.g. used to a hard mattress is not necessarily the best in the long-term. Even though it is comfortable now, it may cause you problems in the future.

 

So that is a summary of the advice I have received and not my personal opinion - I am not an expert on mattresses. This is of course a general problem with things we buy these days. We do not have the time to really research everything ourselves so have to rely on sales people giving us that advice. Of course with marketing/sales this advice is not always correct and sometimes only said to tempt us into spending our money. However since various sales people I met spoke about the ergonomic position on a mattress in the same way, my tendency is to believe that this advice was accurate.

 

Here is my feedback on the individual stores I visited:

 

Oberpollinger near to Stachus - They only have a small collection of mattresses from the company Metzeler. Metzeler however is a very well respected brand. The mattress department is closing in a few months and I did not find the salesman very helpful. He did not for example analyse if I was laying correctly on the mattress.

 

Betten Rid near to Stachus - They provided mediocre advice but perhaps due the number of people in the store, there wasn't really much time to speak with the sales-lady.

 

Elax-Showroom Matratzen Obermühle - elax.de - near to Ostbahnhof - This is a more specialised store, independent and smaller than the others I visited. I would say this store is a must visit when looking around for mattresses in Munich. I noticed straight away that the staff here were more knowledgable than in all the others stores and so I feel the advice given here was excellent. The selection of mattresses is relatively large and I really felt I was able to understand how to pick out the mattress that suits me best.

 

Segmüller - Parsdorf - This store had by far the largest collection of mattresses, including big brands such as Metzeler. The quality of advice given here was very good and this was on a Saturday when the store was rammed full of people. They had a lot of staff working in this department. The salesman kept pointing out the special offers that were on at the time which was a little off-putting but I guess could be seen as a positive. Despite this he spent time with me to try out the various mattresses and point out the ones that I was laying ergonomically correctly on.

 

Schlafkultur - hohenzollernstraße - I was not too impressed with this store as I was just told to lay on the mattresses and pick the one that was the most comfortable. No advice really given on how to judge. Perhaps the one plus point is that I could try out one or two mattresses at home as I live in the area.

 

Hope this helps others

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After reading this post, we went to several Munich shops looking for a good quality mattress. We loved the service and support from Walter Braun at Elax-Showroom Matratzen Obermühle - elax.de. He was incredibly knowledgeable and was very thorough in his support of both my husband and I. The quality of the mattresses and overall customer support is the best. When service like this is possible (he’s been there for 30 some years) it’s hard to believe anyone would consider just ordering a mattress online. Highly recommended!! And the mattresses are very reasonably priced. 

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1 hour ago, Oceanaddict said:

it’s hard to believe anyone would consider just ordering a mattress online.

 

Unless they choose one at his store and then go order it online for a better price. That is what people do nowadays.

 

Himself recently saw a story where a high end shoe shop was swamped with people trying on shoes one day and not one sale. The owner will start charging € 5 for trying and take it off of the price when shoes are purchased. He knows they just go home and order online.

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8 hours ago, Oceanaddict said:

... When service like this is possible (he’s been there for 30 some years) it’s hard to believe anyone would consider just ordering a mattress online. Highly recommended!! And the mattresses are very reasonably priced. 

 

Sounds almost a bit like stealth advertising! What do you call reasonably priced? We moved about 2 months ago from Australia to Austria. The first month in an Air BNB place, until we found a rental. Which we needed to furnish. We're still doing that actually! We actually waited to move in until we had some mattresses, and we bought them online and had them delivered to us (near Linz) from Germany in less than a week. 

 

I took out a subscription to Stiftung Warentest, and went for Bett1.de's Bodyguard (3 of them) - and we are about to buy another 2.

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01CGVNC3W/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=bodyguard+matratze&qid=1574544231&s=kitchen&sr=1-3

These were 200E each for 2 90x200's and somewhat more for a 140x200. We bought the bed frames from Ikea, as wee needed them fairly quickly too, although I looked at a lot on Amazon. We got one slatted base here for my son:  https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00ZRLNFE0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  and two for my wife and I (I have a bad back) that have a more expensive system, here:  https://www.ravensberger-matratzen.de/lattenrahmen/fix-starr-oder-variabel-verstellbar/variflex-teller-lattenrost.html?number=413.4467

 

Even so, these were all very cheap by most standards. The mattresses are harder or softer depending on the side you use, and the ones we chose were one of only 6 of over 300 models tested that got a "good" rating. We are satisfied with them, and as I said, will be getting more (daughter visiting soon).

 

As with most things it pays to do your research and not just believe a salesperson - no matter how nice, their job is to sell. Beds and mattresses, well they are often massively overpriced in Australia too. Just like the lounge we have ordered - quoted 4000E in a shiny store here in Austria, (and admittedly they often have up to 30% off specials), they are only a few hundred less in similar stores in Germany, but got the identical thing ordered from the same factory for not much over 2000E - with expensive material, pocket boxsprings, etc, the fourth and highest level of quality by that manufacturer. I generally try to buy good quality, and expect things to last, but I won't pay more than I need to. I'm not sure how true the cartel story on Bett1.de is, but I do know their mattresses rate very well, sell hugely well (Germany's most sold, apparently), and the price is good. 

 

 

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