For bargain hunters or those who are just happy to browse, a stroll through
one of Berlin´s bustling flea markets is a great way to spend a sunny
Sunday morning. Beside the usual stock of second hand books, clothing, records
and bric-a-brac which you would expect to find at flea markets across the
world, keep an eye out for Russian icons, or freshly pickled Spreewald gherkins.
And if you want to try out some authentic German leather shorts (Lederhosen),
you´ll save a few Euros (and a lot of chafing) if you buy a pair which
has already been broken in.
Straße des 17 Juni
des 17 Juni , 10623 Berlin - Tiergarten | S-Bahn Tiergarten | Times:
Sat & Sun 11.00-17.00
One of Berlin's biggest and most touristed. A bustling and fashionable
market with a variety of stalls selling everything from fancy buttons
and a variety of hand-crafted items to funky second hand clothes,
jewelry and records. Because of its more prominent location near the
Zoo Station and the Technical University, it tends to be a bit on
the pricey side.
| Mauerpark Fleamarket
Bernauer Strasse 63-64 , 13355 Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg | U2 Eberswalderstrasse| Times:
Every Sunday in the year and located on the left or Eastern edge of Prenzlauer Berg’s Mauerpark (literally: Wall Park, or Park Where the Wall Ran) in an extended fenced off lot, this market is populated not only by some younger hipsters, but also the more international, grunge-yuppies of the neighborhood. Like the Arkonaplatz Flea Market, the goods found here range from private household assortments to professional local designer stuffs. Cruise down Oderbergerstrasse afterwards for a good coffee or brunch.
Arkonaplatz , 10435 Berlin
- Mitte | Tel: 786 9764, Fax: no fax | U8 Bernauer Str. | Times:
Mitte is the the heart of cool Berlin, and this flea market is very
Mitte. Come here to browse among stalls offering a range of clothing,
brick-a-brack and furniture or find yourself a sunny spot in one of
Arkonaplatz's cafes and watch Berlin´s alternative crowd do
their thing. Check out the stands toward the back: some nice 70s lamps
and other lounge accessories.
| Boghagener Platz
, 10245 Berlin - Friedrichshain | U5 Frankfurter Tor; Tram 21 |
This flea market is a gem! Having come to life spontaneously some
time late in 1999, there are few professionals here. Basically its
a conglomeration of locals selling the stuff they collect or don't
want. The wares on sale here represent the changing face of Friedrichshain.
Expect to find older folk peddling relics of communist suburbia along
side members of a younger generation with not-quite-hip-enough personal
effects to dispose of.
Heidestr. 10, Berlin - Tiergarten
| Tel: 452 9924, Fax: no fax | U6 Reinickendorfer Str. | Times:
Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00
This small undercover flea market in old railway storage sheds advertises
the above opening times, but its best to come early as most of the
traders have packed up and gone home by mid afternoon. The focus here
is on antiques and collectables:- Furniture, porcelain, books, records
and model cars.
Moritzplatz , 10969 Berlin
- Kreuzberg | Tel: 215 4498, Fax: no fax | U8 Moritzplatz | Times:
Sat & Sun 8.00-16.00
This is a real local trash and treasure market (no yuppies here).
There's definitely more trash than treasure, but prices are low and
and there are bargains to be found in this collection of thrown-together
stalls full of 2nd hand clothing, books, records and attic junk.
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