Even though Oktoberfest is still on the horizon, Aldi German Week deals have already wrapped up for 2023. During this twice-yearly event, Aldi stocks dozens of authentic German foods and specialty items on store shelves. But you’ll have to wait a little bit for the next Aldi German Week sale, which we predict will happen May 1 – 7, 2024. (The spring event usually starts on the first Wednesday in May.)
So what’s so special about German Week? For starters, it’s a chance to try lots of German items that you normally can’t get in Aldi stores (or in other stores, for that matter). And the prices are super reasonable, with items from $1.39 up to $8.99. And when the deals finally arrive, they even put a handful of items on sale for up to 21% off.
To help prepare your shopping list, here’s what to expect during the next Aldi German Week. And don’t forget your Aldi quarter holder so you can load up a whole shopping cart full of all the German goodies!
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Aldi German Week rolls around twice a year — once in May and again in September.
During Aldi German Week, you get a chance to buy authentic German foods and specialty products at Aldi, but only for a limited time. While you can preview the list of products about a week before the sale goes live, they always hold back a few items to be released the day of — usually with markdowns off the normal prices.
When is German Week at Aldi?
The next Aldi German Week is expected to happen May 1 – 7, 2024. There should also be a second German Week in 2024, likely on Sept. 18 – 24.
In 2023, Aldi’s German Week sales took place on May 3 – 9 and Sept. 20 – 26.
TIP: At certain Aldi locations, the sale ad begins on Sunday rather than a Wednesday. If that’s the case for your local store, you may find the German items in store earlier than we estimated above.
Look for all sorts of “Deutsche Küche” brand products that are exclusive to Aldi.
The star of Aldi German Week is the Deutsche Küche brand, which is exclusively available in the U.S. at Aldi stores.
During German Week, you can find Deutsche Küche products like pretzels, spaetzle, schnitzel, and strudel for sale. These products are all reasonably priced — with some starting at $1.49 — giving you an excellent chance to sample delicious German-inspired dishes without needing a passport.
Plus, some products are even on sale, knocking up to 21% off the regular prices. Check out the sale items we found during the September 2023 event:
Bavarian or Beer Bratwurst, 12.34 oz, $4.49 (reg. $5.49) — 18% off
Braunschweiger, 16 oz, $2.29 (reg. $2.89) — 21% off
German Soup, 28 oz, $2.29 (reg. $2.55) — 10% off
German Style Sauerkraut, 24 oz, $1.39 (reg. $1.65) — 16% off
The sale includes savory items, German snacks, pantry staples, and authentic desserts.
You can expect to find a range of authentic snacks like Doppelino cookies, peanut puffs, Spritz cookies, and strudels. Of course, there are the German staples like pork schnitzel and chicken schnitzel, but also cream cakes and German bread made from traditional recipes.
Basically, you’ll want to check the freezer cases as well as the Aldi Finds aisle, as the German goodies will pop up in more than one place.
Grab these limited-time Aldi Finds before they’re gone for good.
Since these German Week products are Aldi Finds and only available for a limited time, make sure to grab them while you can. They tend to sell out pretty quickly, and once they’re gone, they won’t be coming back (until the event returns next May, that is).
To guarantee you get what you want, it’s a good idea to shop early in the sale and snatch up your favorites when you see them. You don’t want to have FOMO like we often get with the Aldi gear!
Here’s the full list of German Week products from the sale sale (Sept. 20 – 26):
- German Style Sauerkraut, 24 oz, $1.39 (reg. $1.65)
- Potato Sticks in Hash Brown or Herbs of the Alps Style, 4.41 oz, $1.49 *new
- Herring Fillets in Flavored Sauce, 7.05 oz, $1.69
- Cheese, Mushroom, or Onion Egg Spaetzle, 4.76 – 5.11 oz, $1.99
- Peanut Puffs, 7.05 oz, $2.29*
- Braunschweiger, 16 oz, $2.29 (reg. $2.89)
- German Soup, 28 oz, $2.29 (reg. $2.55)
- Pumpernickel, Sunflower Seed, or Whole Rye Bread, 17.6 oz, $2.49 *new
- Dark or Milk Chocolate Wafer Rolls, 4.4 oz, $2.49
- Milk or Dark Chocolate Covered Wafers, 4.4 – 6.17 oz, $2.49
- Sugar Roasted Almonds, 6.17 oz, $2.89*
- Lentil & Chickpea or Lentil Vegetable Soup, 28 oz, $2.99 *new
- Almond, Coconut, or Vanilla Spritz Cookies, 10.6 oz, $2.99
- Apple or Fruits of the Forest Strudel, 19.2 oz, $3.29
- Raisin & Nut Müesli, 16 oz, $3.29
- German Cabbage Blend or Warm Potato Salad, 12 oz, $3.29
- Uncured Nuremberg Bratwurst, 7 oz, $3.29 *new
- Chocolate, Speculoos, or Hazelnut Doppelino Cookies, 17.6 oz, $3.49
- German Style Pickles, 23.6 oz, $3.49
- Cherry or Apple Frangipane Tart, 14 oz, $3.89 *new
- Spinach & Ricotta Strudel or Artichoke & Cheese Savory Strudel, 10.6 oz, $4.49 *the only item that increased in price (was $3.99 in May)
- Bavarian or Beer Bratwurst, 12.34 oz, $4.49 (reg. $5.49)
- Bavarian Soft Pretzels or Soft Pretzel Sticks, 17.57 oz, $4.79
- Cheese or Garlic Sage Spaetzle, 20 oz, $4.99
- Cheese Truffle or Lemony Greens Knopfli, 18 oz, $5.49 *new
- Black Forest, Chocolate, or Strawberry Cream Cake, 26.5 – 28.2 oz, $7.99 *new
- Apple Walnut or Bienenstich German Cake, 27 – 38 oz, $8.49 *new
- Pork Schnitzel, 24 oz, $8.99
- Chicken Schnitzel, 24 oz, $8.99 *new
TIP: If you have a Lidl grocery store near you, look there for a cheaper price on German-style dill pickles ($3.49 for a larger 57.4-ounce jar) and uncured bratwurst ($4.99 for 12 ounces).