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Opening times New Year's Eve: That's how long you can shop at Aldi, Rewe & Co. today

On December 31st, stores can theoretically be open almost everywhere until midnight, as the general statutory shop opening hours apply, but many close much earlier. We'll give you an overview.

Opening times New Year's Eve: That's how long you can shop at Aldi, Rewe & Co. today

This year, New Year's Eve falls on a Tuesday, which means that December 30, 2019 remains for New Year's Eve and New Year's shopping. However, it can only be noticed during the preparations on New Year's Eve that one thing or the other is still missing. If this happens to you or if you haven't managed to do your errands, you can still go shopping on December 31st. On this day, many shops in retail outlets are sometimes open until 4 p.m. In Bremen, Hesse and Thuringia, however, usually only until 2 p.m. Sometimes petrol stations or kiosks have slightly different opening times.

Opening times of supermarkets and discount stores

The following supermarkets are open from 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. on New Year's Eve *:

  • Aldi Nord (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.)
  • Aldi south
  • Edeka (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Kaufland
  • Lidl (7 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.)
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  • Penny (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Real (7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.)
  • Rewe (7 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.)

According to the company spokesman, the Saturn and MediaMarkt electronics stores are open until 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.

* If there is no information about the opening times, corporate communications was unable to provide precise information.

Make sure, however, in advance online or by means of appropriate notices, which opening times the branch in your area has. Because often the branches of supermarkets and discounters can decide for themselves how long they are open on New Year's Eve.

Our tip
Some shopping centers, electronics stores and furniture stores are also partially open until 4 p.m. - but do not open until 8 or 9 a.m. Accordingly, the supermarket branches in the centers will open later. The best thing to do is to find out more online in advance or using the relevant notices on site.

Shops are closed for the New Year

Since January 1st is a public holiday, most shops will be closed on this day. However, there are also a few exceptions. These include, for example, some supermarkets in train stations that are also open on other Sundays and public holidays.

From January 2nd, retail will be open again as usual.