List of Shops that are Open on Sundays in Munich

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May 2, 2023

Why is shopping on Sundays in Munich difficult? Well, one of the first things you’ll notice when you move to Germany is that Sunday shopping isn’t a thing. Yes—you read that right. Germany shuts down on Sunday for a day of rest. But every city has a few options for those in need of food, medicine, or other basics. 

Why is there no shopping on Sundays in Munich?

In Germany, including Munich, there are laws regulating the opening hours of stores, which prohibit most retailers from operating on Sundays and public holidays. This is known as the "Sunday rest law" or "Ladenschlussgesetz" in German.

The law was put in place to protect workers' rights and ensure they have a guaranteed day off to spend with their families or pursue other interests. It is based on the principle that workers should have a right to a certain amount of rest and leisure time.

There are some exceptions to the law, including gas stations, bakeries, pharmacies, and shops located in train stations and airports. Additionally, there are a few special shopping Sundays each year, typically around Christmas and other major holidays, when stores are allowed to open.

Below, we’ve put together a list of shops that are open on Sundays in Munich. If you’ve got another favorite, let us know in the comments!

Below find a list of shops that are open on Sundays in Munich. 

Supermarkets open on Sundays in Munich

  • EDEKA-Ernst Ostbahnhof
  • EDEKA-Ernst Hauptbahnhof
  • Mini Markt Hauptbahnhof
  • Edeka Munich Airport
  • Erntebox: vending machines full of local eggs, cheeses, and produce
  • Metzgerei Franz: there are two local meat vending machines — Metzgerei Franz (Fürstenriederstr 55) and one at Metzgerei und Feinkost Raab (Verdistraße 113

If you need snacks or small groceries, many gas stations in Munich will have basic groceries and food like frozen pizzas, eggs, instant noodles, snacks, and sometimes even fresh meat/vegetables.

Bakeries open in Munich on Sundays

Most bakeries in Munich will be open on Sundays for limited hours in the mornings. has a full list of bakeries that are open on Sundays in Munich. Check it out here

Apotheke, Rossmann and dm open on Sundays in Munich

Dm-Drogerie Markt Ostbahnhof

Mini Drogerie at the Kiosk an der Reichenbachbrücke

Sunday delivery services

While restaurant delivery services like Wolt and Lieferando operate on Sundays with whatever open restaurants are listed, grocery delivery services are closed on Sundays. 

Shopping Sundays in Munich 2023

On certain dates during the year, shops can open on Sundays. These are called shopping Sundays, or Verkaufsoffene Sonntage. The stores that decide to open usually announce it in advance in flyers and advertisements—and often with big signs in their storefronts.

There are currently no shopping events planned in Munich. But this can change at any time. Check back for updates!  🔵

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