Sunday, not always a day of rest

27 Mar

For a long time I struggled with the shops being closed on a Sunday, especially when its drab and rainy outside so bike rides and sightseeing are out of the question. Clearly I’m not the only one who feels this way because twice yearly in Erlangen (and most of the surrounding towns and villages) the shops open up on a Sunday!

Verkaufsoffener Sonntag (Shopping Sundays) are a wonderful invention, and I encourage you to spend an occasional Sunday, shopping, enjoy the delicious feeling of naughtiness when you make that special purchase. Most shops will have special offers for Sunday opening so if you are looking to make a large purchase it might be worth waiting to see what the price will be.

If you think shopping on a Saturday is busy, you won’t believe how much more packed it is on a Sunday, thankfully there are plenty of shops outside the Arcarden so you can enjoy the sunshine too. There will also be extra street vendors and entertainment throughout the town, usually the a big market will rock up for the day, it’s an excellent day for people watching.

Most importantly Erlangen will be open this coming Sunday 30.03.2014!


And these are my suggestions for the others you might also want to check out.

Fürth – 30.03.2014

Nürnberg – 06.04.2014

Forchheim – 13.04.2014

Neunkirchen am Brand – 13.04.2014



3 Responses to “Sunday, not always a day of rest”

  1. foodessen March 27, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I really look forward to all the markets or events that go along with these open for shopping Sundays. Especially when the weather is cooperating 🙂 Enjoy your upcoming Verkaufsoffener Sonntag!

    • theerlangenexpat March 28, 2014 at 10:07 am #

      I’m really hoping for sun and not snow!

      • foodessen March 28, 2014 at 10:10 am #

        I’m with you, it’s too late for snow now. I am ready for Spring!

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