September 2016

Fleamarkets in Berlin

Flea Markets in Berlin are a great way to spend the weekend. All over the city, the variety is huge and you are really spoilt for choice. Especially on Sundays where all shops are closed, it is a great thing to do. You can find anything from second-hand books to art, antiques, and clothes to small little treasures. Or you can just go there to enjoy the atmosphere, be outside and watch the people go by and have something lovely to eat as there are always good food trucks or stalls available. I would like to recommend the following two:

  1. Flohmarkt Marheinekeplatz
    We have recently moved apartments and had quite a few items we wanted to sell. We have been to some flea markets before and it is definitely not one of Alex’s favourite things to do on a weekend. But he does it to help me and I really appreciate that. So I had a look to see which market to try out and we decided to give the flea market in Kreuzberg a try. Every Saturday and Sunday in the heart of Kreuzberg within the famous Bergmannkiez at Marheinekeplatz. It takes place next to the Markthalle Marheinekeplatz as there is a small park next to it. The stalls are all set up around the green of the park and the organiser tells you which one is yours. The market starts at 11 AM, so you don't have to be there super early as a seller. Some sellers are regulars and some only do this occasionally like me. It is not crazy busy and most visitors are Berliners. The market has a familiar friendly atmosphere and people are happy to have a conversation and haggle a little too. I can definitely recommend this one to sell your stuff but to visit too. It is not too busy so you can actually get to the stands, see the things for sale and speak to the people. Great atmosphere and a more off-the-beaten-track market.

  2. Mauerpark Flohmarkt
    This one is very popular and I can also really recommend visiting this flea market. It is the busiest and probably the most well-known is the market in Mauerpark in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg. You take the U2 to Eberswalder Straße and follow where everyone else is going. Walk down Eberswalderstraße for about 10 minutes and you get to Mauerpark. One part of the experience is all about buying and selling on the market. If you don’t feel like it, you can easily just sit in the park and listen to many street musicians or watch various artists performing their art. Or you join the crowd at the Amphiteather for karaoke or some comedy.

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