If you’re new in Germany, it’s hard to know what the supermarkets, furniture stores or hardware stores are called. This guide will help you find them.
- Aldi – Discount supermarket.
- Bio Company – Bio supermarket
- denn’s Biomarkt – Bio supermarket
- Edeka – Regular supermarket. Slightly higher prices.
- Kaufland – Large supermarket
- Lidl – Discount supermarket.
- Netto – There are two kinds of Netto.
- Penny – Discount supermarket.
- Real – Department store with a large food section.
- REWE – Regular supermarket. Greater selection, meat/cheese counter, slightly higher prices.
- REWE City – Smaller version of REWE with fewer products.
If you need fresh fruits, vegetables and meat, try Turkish supermarkets like Bolu or Eurogida. Most of them have a meat counter. Use this map to find them.
If you need special ingredients like brown sugar, Graham crumbs, dopio zero flour, Marmite or maple syrup, see this guide.
If you just need to buy drinks and snacks, go to a Späti.
These stores sell cosmetics, hygiene products, household products, baby products and more.
Most dm and Rossmann stores are closed on Sundays, but there are some exceptions.
- Saturn – Electronics and appliances
- Mediamarkt – Electronics and appliances
- Medimax – Electronics and appliances
- Conrad – Electronics and parts for hobbyists
- Thalia – Book store chain
- Dussmann – Giant book store near Friedrichstraße
Furniture and house supplies
- JYSK (Dänisches Bettenlager) – Textiles and bathroom supplies
- IKEA – Furniture and house supplies
- Maisons du Monde – Furniture and interior decor
- Möbel Höffner – Furniture
- Otto.de (online) – Online furniture
- Poco – Discount furniture and house supplies
- Real – Department store
- Buy used furniture on Kleinanzeigen, Facebook or Nebenan
Hardware and home improvement
Car and motorcycle parts
- Fressnapf – Pet store chain