Going shopping

Today’s Monday Podcast takes a look a shops in Germany, in particular for the weekly groceries.

When you first come to Germany to live, you need to get used to shopping at the supermarkets, which may not be open for a long as you were used to before. Certainly they will have different brands of goods so the first few weeks or even months can be very confusing. Some items that you look for may be very hard to find as they are not so common.

Also, you now have the wide choice of discounters, local supermarkets and larger out-of-town supermarkets. These vary in price and range, so to optimise a budget you may need to go to more than one type during the course of a week.

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That’s not how you write Silvester!

It’s a common enough mistake made in Germany – Silvester, the name from New Year’s Eve, is named after Pope Silvester I, who died in the 4th Century A.D.

However, many people mis-spell it as “Sylvester”, like the cartoon cat. Even TV shows get it wrong, once in a while.

This week, I saw it mis-spelled on the door of a local supermarket:

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The Tobacco Shop – an interview with Katharina Rhode

This week the Monday Podcast visited the Tabakbörse in Camp King and talked to Katharina Rhode, who not only works there but is also the daughter of the owner.

She showed us around – and proved that there is a lot more to the shop than just tobacco, such as foreign newspapers and the post office.

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