Shop opening hours - exception due to a special occasion
In Berlin, sales outlets are allowed to open around the clock (6 days/ 24 hours) from Monday to Saturday.
On Sundays and public holidays, sales outlets must generally be closed.
Exceptions to this principle for sales outlets are regulated by the Berlin Shop Opening Act:
- Outlets catering to the needs of tourists
- Points of sale with a special assortment
- Special outlets such as
- Art and second-hand markets are allowed to open on Sundays and public holidays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Open Sundays and public holidays
On the occasion of special events (e.g. a company anniversary or a street festival), sales outlets may also open on two further Sundays or public holidays per year from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The responsible public order office must be notified of this opening two weeks in advance in text form, stating the reason.
Exceptions are not possible for special Sundays and public holidays such as:
New Year, May 1st, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, National Day of Mourning, Sunday of the Dead, December 24th if it falls on an Advent Sunday and the public holidays in December and no more than a total of two Sundays and public holidays per month.
Special event / occasion for opening on a Sunday / public holiday
Relevant occasions include in particular company anniversaries, public festivals or similar events.
Notification of intended opening on a Sunday / public holiday
- Informal notification, stating the reason two weeks in advance in text form
- Please use the sample form for the advertisement (see forms)
Average time to process request
Applications for exception from the Berlin Shop Opening Act must be submitted to the competent Public Order Office for the sales outlet.
Bezirksamt Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf
Bezirksamt Friedrichshain - Kreuzberg
Bezirksamt Marzahn - Hellersdorf
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