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Sunday opening of stores in Luxembourg

Under normal circumstances, shops in Luxembourg are subject to certain regulated opening and closing hours. Most of them are not allowed to open on Sundays or public holidays, with a few exceptions.

Shops authorised to open on Sundays and bank holidays

Only the following shops are allowed to open on Sundays and holidays until 6pm maximum

  • bakeries and pastry shops,
  • butchers and caterers,
  • tea rooms,
  • Kiosk-type newspaper, souvenir or tobacco shops,
  • shops in train stations or airports,
  • cafes, hotels, restaurants,
  • undertaker,
  • fairs and exhibitions,
  • taxis and ambulances.

Please note, however, that the sale is not permitted after 1 p.m. on Sundays and legal holidays, as well as after 7 p.m. on Saturdays and the eve of legal holidays.

More practical information on where to shop and how to do your shopping.

Exceptional openings on Sundays 

Exceptionally, Luxembourg stores are allowed to open on some Sundays. These include sales periods, Christmas holidays and specific events such as spring shopping or the Mantelsonndeg.
Feel like shopping? Then, on your marks. Ready? Shop!!

Sales Periods

The winter and summer sales are 2 great periods for the shops. The dates are fixed by the Administration.
This year the winter sales 2019/2020 will take place from January 2 to January 25, 2020 included.
Stores are allowed to open on Sundays 5, 12 and 19 January 2020.

The 2020 summer sales will take place from 26 June to 25 July 2020 inclusive.
Stores are allowed to open on Sundays 28 June, 5, 12 and 19 July.

You can therefore check beforehand directly on the sites of the stores or on the site cityshopping.lu/ouvertures-dominicales/

Opening of stores one Sunday per month

During the year, Luxembourg’s stores open exceptionally once a month to allow everyone to do their shopping. 

  • Freijoersshopping or spring shopping on Sunday 29 March 2020
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020 for the Mantelsonndeg

Other dates are expected to be announced. We’ll be sure to tell you more!

Find the list and opening hours of shops open on Sundays here!

Christmas shopping in Luxembourg

Shops that are open on Sundays before Christmas are an opportunity for everyone to do shopping and buy Christmas gifts in a festive atmosphere.
On these special days before Christmas, stores are allowed to close later or open on Sundays, making life easier for all those who work. Moreover, walking through illuminated and decorated streets and shops with the most glitzy windows is really a great pleasure for everyone. Discover or rediscover your city from a new perspective, dressed in its bright clothes with the Winterlights festival.

Are you tired? Take the opportunity to visit the Christmas markets and have a bite in a friendly atmosphere. Even kids will love Christmas shopping!

Different activites are organised in the hundreds of shops of Luxembourg-City, whether in the Central Station district or in the town centre. The service Cityshopping Info Point of the Place d’Armes even offers you to pack your gifts for free!

Free public transport

city-shopping-bus-luxembourgTo make the most of Sunday shopping, don’t forget that all bus lines (1-31) running in the capital as well as RGTR bus lines are free throughout the day on all of their routes.

Every 6 minutes, free City Shopping Bus shuttles depart between 13:30 am and 18:30 pm, from the Glacis car park to the Limpertsberg district (free on Sundays) and the rue Beaumont, in the city centre.
You can also park in the P+R car parks on the outskirts.


Where to do some shopping? Information about shopping centers.