Germans enjoy last days of floating supermarkets

  • 2003-10-23
  • By Yann Ollivier, AFP
UECKERMUENDE, Germany - European bargain hunters have long prized "floating supermarkets" on the German-Polish border as the ultimate cut-price shopping paradise. But with the EU's impending enlargement next May, the discounts on the water-borne tax havenThus the race for the last "schnaeppchen" - German for bargains - is on.Every day in Berlin, tour company buses leave the Alexanderplatz Square in the heart of east Berlin at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Three hours later, eager shoppers spill out of the buses at Ueckermuende on the Stettiner Lagoon, a vast stretch of water between the Baltic Sea and t...
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