For shopkeepers, "Coat Sunday" marks the beginning of an important season that lasts until the end of the year.

Both the dull weather and the increasing number of new Covid-19 infections had repercussions on this weekend's "Mantelsonndeg", the traditional shopping Sunday that marks the start of the festive season.

While quarantine had already caused major blows to many retailers, it remains doubtful the festive season will be able to make up for the losses incurred. Despite the tense health situation, customers braved the rain to take advantage of the good deals, while respecting the safety measures in place.

Overall, however, the shops and streets were not busy, with many individuals now keeping their masks on outside in crowded areas.

Business over the next few months will depend entirely on the development of the health crisis.