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  1. Europe 2013- Germany- Days 10 & 11- Rhineland - On My Feet or In My Mind | On My Feet or In My Mind
    December 27, 2014 @ 8:20 am

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  2. Tarek
    December 9, 2014 @ 3:41 am

    In Bremen, we have a grocery store called “Lestra.” It is technically a Kaufhaus, so it has a small clothing boutique, Apotheke, dry cleaners, etc. Definitely not on the scale of Real or Walmart, more along the lines of Rewe.

    • Daphne
      January 13, 2015 @ 5:48 am

      Hi Tarek, where in Bremen is Lestra? I will be moving to Bremen soon with my new husband and I’m interested to know where are such shops!

  3. Chris
    October 26, 2014 @ 3:39 am

    Kaisers can be found in 4 regions across Germany, they’re Berlin, Nordrhein, Rhein-Main-Neckar and München/Oberbayern. On 30.06.2015 Kaisers will be taken over by EDEKA, with some stores being closed and others re-branded as EDEKA stores.

  4. Dana (Wanted Adventure)
    October 22, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    Recently some brand new Rewe and Tengelmann stores have opened in Munich, and they’re really nice, even a little bigger, but they still only have 3 or 4 check-out lanes! But I guess it’s “enough” because I have never seen all 4 in use regardless of how full the store is lol

  5. Craig
    October 15, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    I remember my first experience trying to get a shopping cart when in France, it took me forever to figure out you have to put a coin in to get it out haha Pretty embarrassing experience. I think you hit on one of the most important differences to Americans, they don’t give out bags! It’s very worthwhile to invest in a few cloth bags (although I’d recommend that even here in the States). Great post

  6. Glamorous Bite Recipes
    September 11, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

    The stores may be smaller, but they do have some great selections and brands.

  7. Ian
    August 16, 2014 @ 3:34 am

    That is rather pricey for plastic bags, which is a good thing … here in Canada they charge 4 cents per bag … hardly a deterrent for most people!

    • Andrew
      August 24, 2014 @ 1:53 pm

      It doesn’t really stop people from buying them, but there is enough society move toward having you own that it isn’t too big a number.

  8. cliff1976
    June 25, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    Bags are not handed out like water here.

    Nor is water! :-)

    • Andrew
      June 30, 2014 @ 8:58 am

      That is true. The only comparable are forms. But even them you usually have to request.