The restriction on Sunday trading in Germany means that Sunday really does feel more like a day of rest. There’s something refreshing about wandering through the familiar streets of a city emptied of its shoppers and instead replaced by the much slower-pace of couples, groups of friends and families on a Sunday walk. It makes you take notice of shops and buildings you hadn’t noticed before, brings back pleasant memories of a summer evening spent at pavement cafe X or restaurant Y and somehow clears your head as much as if you were miles away from home.