Hours of Operation Store hours vary 18.00 20.00 22.00 24.00 Check the hours of your local Supermarkt
Kaufst du viel? Shopping carts need a Pfand. They‘re all locked together and inserting either a 50 cent coin or a euro coin will unlock it.
Buy a cotton bag Plastic bags break You can fill your cotton bag while shopping Won‘t buy more than you can carry Don‘t need a Pfand for the shopping cart If you do buy a plastic bag, put it on the conveyer belt on top of your food. That way, they scan the bag early so you can pack your food into it.
Obst und Gemüse At some stores, you will need to weigh your produce and print out a sticker. So look for a scale in the produce section
An der Kasse Es geht schnell! The scan really fast. You have to bag your own goods and pay for it quickly enough so the people behind you don‘t get angry. This is where that cotton bag comes In handy.
Paying for your groceries Your American debit card will not work at a supermarket in Germany. They use an EC Karte (Electronic Cash) You will need to pay with Bargeld.