Sunday openings and special opening hours

Are there any special opening hours, like Sunday openings, in Germany today? Find all shops in which you can go shopping outside normal business hours here.

Sunday openings as the saving grace of stressed out people

Every time a center or outlet announces a Sunday opening or other special opening hours, it’s a moment of great joy for a lot of us. Shopping, eating out or just strolling around with the whole family - Sundays are the best days for that. TheLabelFinder offers you a neat overview of all the places you will find what you’re looking for, even on a Sunday.

Sunday openings and special opening hours in Germany

Go to the mall after a long day of work? Drive to an outlet center on a busy Saturday? Often times, we lack the energy and passion for that. Kids are tired from school and you really only want to unwind on the couch. Sound familiar? All the better, that German cities schedule a specific number of Sundays on which shops are allowed to open additionally to their regular business hours.

In Berlin, the Senate determines eight Sunday openings, Hamburg has four at the moment. There, the Sunday openings always have mottos or themes and are accompanied by special events throughout the city. In March 2018, the motto was “City in Motion” and there were some sporting events or information desks, for example all about the topic of bicycles.

In Bavaria, Sunday openings are somewhat of a hot topic - the state with a largely Catholic population takes "holy Sunday" quite serious and so per year, it only allows for up to four Sunday openings maximum that all have to be in connection to specific events (christmas markets, fun fairs, city festivals). Munich. the Bavarian state capital, doesn’t offer any Sunday openings anymore. The difference in frequency stems from the fact that the Sunday openings are scheduled on state and not federal level.