BerlinLet this be a warning: Life, as we know it during Lockdown II, will screech to a halt sometime on the afternoon of 24 December and will not resume until Monday, 28 December. Nearly all stores will close for national holidays on 25 and 26 December - and 27 December is, well, a Sunday. This sparks the semi-annual holiday ritual of panic shopping among locals (which seems odd considering their knack for planning) and leads to pure panic among foreigners who have not yet developed the sixth Teutonic sense of when shops are open and closed. 

But we've got you covered with a directory of places that will still be open and that offer more than your neighbourhood Späti . You'll still be able to pull together some form of your favourite holiday dish at the last minute, like every other foreigner here, and grab some toiletries.

Remember: Mask up. Keep your distance. And be patient. 

Photo: Christian Schulz

Alexanderplatz Station

Rossmann
24 December - 7am to 2pm
25 December - 10am to 6pm
26December  - 10am to 6pm

Photo: imago images

Friedrichstraße station

Edeka
24 December - 6am to 5pm
25 December - 10am to 10pm
26 December - 10am to 10pm

Rossmann
24 December - 6am to 2pm
25 December - 10am to 8pm
26 December - 10am to 8pm

Gesundbrunnen station

Denn's (Organic food)
24 December - 7am to 6pm
25 December - 8am to 8pm
26 December - 8am to 8pm

Photo: imago images

Hauptbahnhof

Rewe
24 December - 6am to 6pm
25 December - 8am to 10pm
26December - 8am to 10pm

Rossmann
24 December - 8am to 6pm
25 December - 8am to 10pm
26December - 8am to 10pm

Lichtenberg station

Edeka
24 December - 6am to 5pm
25 December - 10am to 10pm
26 December - 10am to 10pm

Rossmann
24 December - 7am to 5pm
25 December - 9am to 9pm
26 December - 9am to 9pm

Photo: imago images

Ostbahnhof

Rewe
24 December - 6am to 1pm
25 December - 10am to 6pm
26 December - 10am to 6pm

Penny
24 December - 7am to 2pm
25 December - 10am to 6pm
26 December - 10am to 6pm

Rossmann
24 December - 8am to 2pm
25 December - 10am to 6pm
26 December - 10am to 6pm

Südkreuz

Edeka
24 December - 8am to 5pm
25 December - 8am to 10pm
26December - 8am to 10pm

dm
24 December - 8am to 2pm
25 December - 10am to 6pm
26 December - 10am to 6pm

Photo: imago images


Zoo station

Hit-Ullrich
24 December - 7am to 2pm
25 December - 9am to 10pm
26 December - 9am to 10pm