It’s an endless debate: should shops be open on Sundays or should it remain this sacred time for rest? In Germany like in France, most of the places are closed on Sundays and that’s something which for instance, drives Scandinavian crazy because everything is opened in their countries (well except booze shops of course!). But things are changing, whether you like it or not and it’s now possible to buy stuff every day but still not everywhere.
Berlin, Shops open on Sundays
The German law usually forbids shops to open on Sundays but they do authorize it a couple of time over the year. Check here for shops opening days in 2017 in Berlin:
29. January 2017 12. March 2017 07. May 2017 03. September 2017 01. October 2017 05. November 2017 03. December 2017 17. December 2017
Over those days you’ll find a different kind of shops, including supermarkets.
Best Sunday Shopping Options in Berlin: Flea Markets
It’s really the best way to find some interesting things at cheap prices while walking around. The 2nd hand and antics market is still quite vivid in Berlin and there are many different options for outdoor markets in Berlin. From the local flea market organized by Kiez associations to trendy markets where people sell their clothes along with designers selling their creations to music, food or cultural events and festivals where there’s often a shopping part, there’s definitely an option for you for a Sunday shopping in Berlin.
Here is a list of Flea market open on Sundays (careful! Not every Sundays):
Boxhagener Platz Flea Market
Flea Market at Mauer Park
Flea Market at Rathaus Shöneberg
There are also some weekend events where you can shop on weekends: