Shopping hours & Sunday shopping
From small boutiques in cosy quarters to large shopping centres in bustling high streets: Berlin's shopping landscape is rich and diverse. From Monday to Saturday there are practically no legal regulations restricting the shopping hours, which means that shops are permitted to open at any time. On Sundays and public holidays shops are generally closed. There are, however, eight specific Sundays each year on which shops are allowed to open.
Shopping hours Monday to Saturday
Shops, department stores, shopping malls and supermarkets are usually open between 08:00 or 09:00 and 20:00 or 21:00 from Mondays to Saturdays. Some supermarkets open their doors at 07:00 and close at 22:00 or even midnight.
Please note: On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve all shops close at 14:00 (when not a Sunday).
Shops are generally closed on Sundays. Exceptions are shops offering touristic products, stores at airports and railway stations, and petrol stations. More information here:
There are also eight Sundays each year when all shops in Berlin are allowed to open from 13 to 20.
The first dates in 2018 are:
28 January 2018
18 February 2018
11 March 2018
+ more to be confirmed
Please note: The dates have still to be confirmed in court and may change or be cancelled.