SUNDAY SHOPPING IN BERLIN (YES, IT’S POSSIBLE)
Something that always surprises newbies to Germany is that shops are closed on Sunday. Many people even go so far as to complain about it, as if it were the end of the world. Trust us, it’s not that bad and you’ll get used to it soon enough. You still have six other days in the week to shop to your heart’s content. Also, the good news is that there are way more Sunday shopping opportunities than you think.
ABOUT SUNDAY SHOPPING IN BERLIN
Let’s look at the various ways you can still go about Sunday shopping in Berlin.
1) Restaurants, Bars, and Cafés
If you need food or drink, restaurants, bars, and cafés are still open. You can treat yourself to a lovely Sunday brunch, dinner with your lover, or meet friends at a bar for a wine tasting.
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3) Shopping Sundays
Until now, only one day has been scheduled for 2022, which was February 20. Finally, the city has set dates ahead of the holiday season when many (but not all shops) will be open from about 13:00 – 20:00. Set your calendars for December 4 and 18, 2022 when you can indulge in a rare Sunday shopping in Berlin opportunity.
Berliners love their local Spätis (convenience stores), with some being open 24/7. You can usually pick up basic things from a Spati, like snacks, booze, feminine hygiene products, and toilet paper. While items will be on the expensive side, they can get you out of a jam if you’re desperate.
You can also travel to various public transit stations around the city and hit up a supermarket.
7) Flea Markets
Berlin has a wide range of Flohmärkte (flea markets) that are open on Sundays. You can find a lot of junk, but really cool things as well, like vintage clothing, antiques, art prints, and more. Especially popular is the flea market at Mauerpark, the one at Boxhagnerplatz, and the one at RAW. Also, see this full list of flea markets in Berlin.
Just like we said, Sunday shopping in Berlin is possible! Have we missed anything? Tell us in the comments.
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