When visiting Germany or moving there for good, there are a few things you have to keep in mind particularly when it comes to grocery shopping.
Shopping on a Saturday is highly discouraged
Saturday is a grocery day not only in Germany, but also in other countries in the planet. However, Saturday crowd is worst in Germany because shops are closed on Sundays. So, chances are most people would head onto grocery centres on Saturdays. Saturdays are complete insanity. You will surely bump so many shoppers and their abandoned grocery cart will surely cause blockage.
PS: I prefer to schedule my grocery shopping on weekdays as it is more convenient than shopping on Saturdays. I don’t have to endure long lines in the cashier counter.
Always have 50 cent or 1€
If you want to use the grocery carts or chariots, then you need to prepare 50 cent or 1€. Yes, using grocery cart isn’t for free. You have to rent. Hence, it is best to keep coins in your pocket. If you don’t have coins, then the service desk will make change if you need it the most. How to avail a cart? Simple insert the coin in the hole and presto!
Find a place to park
For your comfort during shopping, it is best to find a place to leave your cart while searching for items that you want to purchase. If you are unsure as to what things/goods exactly to buy, then parking your cart is a good strategy. Bringing your cart can be a stressful ride. You don’t have to worry though because in Germany, nobody will take your grocery cart. You can leave your cart there and your goods are still intact. Germany is indeed one of the safest and liveable countries in the world.