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German supermarkets from Zurich

Morning All,

Bored today and need to do some shopping. I've read on here that a few of you occasionally do a run to Germany for a monthly shop.

Which shops are best/most convenient from Zurich? any links to websites? I'm just after general groceries nothing in particular.

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PS I assume I should just avoid bringing meat back altogether?
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Re: German supermarkets from Zurich

When in Zurich I used to go over the border, past schafhausen, mainly aldi although there were other stores nearby that were cheaper for other items.

I found meat to be ridiculously cheap compared with prices in Zurich, although with Aldi in Zurich now things might have changed in recent times.
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Re: German supermarkets from Zurich

The best border to pass when going for cheap shopping is actually in Stein am Rhein, the next German village (Öhningen) has a brand new Lidl, you'll see it on your left hand side, and is about a 1 minute drive after you pass the border. Make sure to pick up a pamphlet at the Swiss border regarding what and how much you can bring along without having to pay toll charges, it's free. As a rule, the limits on imports are on a per-person basis, so bring a friend along if you can. I used to live in Stein am Rhein and shopping is MUCH cheaper in Germany.
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Re: German supermarkets from Zurich

What is the leading supermarket chain in Germany ?
In UK your could say it's Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons ...
CH ....Coop, Migros, Lidl

And Germany ?

Will google nearest one to Zug and take a German shopping trip.
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Re: German supermarkets from Zurich

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What is the leading supermarket chain in Germany ?
In UK your could say it's Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons ...
CH ....Coop, Migros, Lidl
It's Waitrose.

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And Germany ?
It's not Waitrose.
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What is the leading supermarket chain in Germany ?
In UK your could say it's Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons ...
CH ....Coop, Migros, Lidl

And Germany ?

Will google nearest one to Zug and take a German shopping trip.
Kaufland, Marktkauf, Edeka, Rewe, Real are all large supermarkets in the region, if that helps?

When my Zürich inhabiting colleagues visit me in Basel I send them to Rheinfelden for shopping on the way home. It's only 45 minutes back for them in the car from the border stop.
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