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3 Things Germans Do On A Sunday Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Culture, Holidays, Traditions

For many people, Sunday is a langweiliger Tag (lazy day) on which they have a lot of time. However, a lot of people don’t know what to do on that day. Below I listed 3 things that Germans do on a Sunday and that you can do too, with posts that can help you with it! Of course, you can also just read and learn from these posts on a Sunday ;-). Enjoy!

1. Kaffeetrinken mit Freunden oder Familie

Kaffee. (Image by Raymond Zoller at under license CC BY SA 2.0)

Going for a coffee with friends or family is a great idea on a Sunday! Most people have time, and it is a nice time to get together and have a “recap” of what they did in their lives. With this post, you will definitely know how to order and what the different coffee varieties mean in Germany!

2. Eine Sehenswürdigkeit Besuchen

Schloss Neuschwanstein. (Image by Diego Cambiaso at under license CC BY SA 2.0)

Another wonderful plan is to visit a Sehenswürdigkeit (sight, tourist attraction) – if the weather allows it, of course!

There are many great places to visit in Germany, like Schloss Neuschwanstein, the capital Berlin with the Fernsehturm, the Brandenburger Tor, and many, many other sights, like Lübeck.

If you want to stay home, maybe the next tip is a better idea…

3. Sich Einen Film Ansehen

Watching a movie is fun! An all-time German classic is Lola Rennt. Above is the trailer. Other good movies are Good-bye LeninDie Welle, or Das Boot. A recent and controversial movie is Er Ist Wieder Da (Look Who’s Back).

ImDB has a good list of German movies, of which I can recommend Das Leben der Anderen (The Live Of Others). I myself recommend you to watch German movies in German, and movies from other countries not in German. I am personally not a fan of dubbing.

Have fun on your Sunday!

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Hi! I am Sten, both Dutch and German. For many years, I've written for the German and the Dutch blogs with a passion for everything related to language and culture. It's fascinating to reflect on my own culture, and in the process allow our readers to learn more about it! Besides blogging, I am a German-Dutch-English translator, animator and filmmaker.


  1. Angela:

    I love your movie recommendations!! Vielen Danke!!! I bought the English version of the book Er Ist Weider Da based on your last email blog. I just got it in the mail and am only on chapter 5, but I absolutely love it; the concept, the humor, it’s fantastic! It’s high time that the Germans be allowed to openly parody Hitler without any controversy surrounding mentioning of that particular name.

  2. James:

    Sontag ist auch gut für Kirche, Kinder, und Kucken– auch Konzerten

  3. Ana Olga:


  4. Arnold Zeman:

    When I first started learning German more years ago than I care to remember, one of the local Goethe-Institut teachers introduced the class to Frühschoppen, which he hosted once a month. It was a great occasion to socialize with others over some food, drink, and coffe