Saturdays in the Altstadt is not for the weekend warrior – sort of speak. If you’ve ever been downtown on a Saturday, you know it’s madness. Don’t get me wrong, I love that Sundays when everything is closed. It leaves you with nothing else to do but spend down time with family and friends. This is a European trait that doesn’t exist in the US (as everything is open every day), and it’s something I hope we bring back with us to our time in the US. With that said, it puts a lot of pressure on the working families to get everything they need to get done on Saturday. And the crowds that take over the center of town resemble something more like the running of the bulls, than weekend shoppers.