One of the many nice things to do on a weekend in Berlin, is to visit one of Berlin’s many flea markets. We compiled a little list of some of the nicest ones and hope you’ll enjoy a little stroll as much as we do!
1 Boxhagener Platz, Friedrichshain
Boxhagener Platz, Friedrichshain, Sunday 10am. U+S Warschauer Str., M10 Warschauer Str/Grünberger Str.
Right in the heart of Friedrichshain, one of Berlin’s nicest neighbourhoods to stroll around, Boxhagener Market makes a perfect Sunday visit. Check out the cosy little cafés around this famous square, buy some fabulous 80s-clothes or just watch a nice mix of families and vintage-hunters do their thing.
2 Arkonaplatz, Mitte
Every Sunday 10am – 4pm. U Bernauer Str. , M1 Zionkirchplatz, M10 Bernauer Str
Just a small walk from The Circus, the Arkonaplatz market is a hidden gem when it comes to flea markets. Every Sunday from 10am you can nose through real Berliners’ vintage items – old records, books, furniture and gadgets from the GDR, as most of the sellers are people from the neighbourhood. Also, don’t miss the fabulous Bratwurst-stand!
3 Mauerpark, Prenzlauer Berg
Every Sunday 8am – 6pm, U Bernauer Str., M10: Wolliner Str. or Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark
Not much of a Geheimtipp anymore, the Mauerpark Flohmarkt is still worth a visit. There’s a lovely beer garden, a wide range of food and aside from the usual vintage stuff you can buy art and design pieces of many sorts. Make sure to grab a drink and check out the famous Bearpit Karaoke at the Amphitheater or chill in the park to the nice tunes of the various musicians who come to the park each Sunday.
4 Nowkoelln Flowmarkt Maybachufer, Neukölln /Kreuzboerg Flowmarkt am Moritzplatz, Kreuzberg
Maybachufer between Friedel- und Pannierstraße, Neukölln, Apr-Oct, bi-monthly, 10am – 6pm, U Schönleinstraße
Moritzplatz, 10969 Berlin, Kreuzberg, Apr-Oct, bi-monthly, when Nowkoelln isn’t on, 10am – 6pm, U Moritzplatz
Flowmarkt Nowkoelln is a lovely bi-monthly flea market alongside the canal, so after your shopping hunt, you can cool down at the banks with a glass of Spritz and watch the Berlin summer buzz by. The market has a good mix of commercial sellers and private ones and there are also bands and DJs, making it a true Neukölln experience. Its little brother in the wonderful Prinzessinnengarten in Kreuzberg, the Kreuzboerg Flowmarket, has just opened recently and takes place when the Neukölln version isn’t on. Check ‘em both out if you can!
5 Antikmarkt am Ostbahnhof, Friedrichshain
Erich-Steinfurth-Straße 1, Friedrichshain, almost every Sunday, 8am – 4pm
This market specialises in antique and collector pieces and offers a wide range of furniture, art, jewellery, books, vinyl and it’s also Walhalla for coin and stamp collectors, as well as old advertisements and postcards.
6 Flohmarkt am Fehrbelliner Platz, Willmersdorf
Fehrbelliner Platz 1, Wilmersdorf, Sat + Sun, 10am – 4pm, U Fehrbelliner Platz
This is a true flea market. Situated in the former West, there are a lot of Russian sellers, alongside Berliners, who sometimes sell real treasures. Design pieces from the 70s and 80s, art, vintage clothes – there really is something for everyone. And afterwards you can head to the Preußenpark for delicious authentic Thai food, prepared by the Thai community – a place also known as Thaipark!
7 Flohmarkt Friedrichshagen
Dahlwitzer Landstr./Schöneicher Str., Friedrichshagen , Sundays 8am – 4pm,
This one takes a little trip to Köpenick, famous for “The Captain of Köpenick “. The market is small but nice, with mainly private sellers displaying old stuff from the GDR. A Flohmarkt like it’s meant to be – not your usual tourist-gathering, but a great place to discover treasures you have been looking for for years! And afterwards you can head over to Seebad Friedrichshagen, a lovely public bath at Müggelsee, a 2 kilometer walk from the market.
8 Black Village Market, Neue Heimat, RAW, Friedrichshain
Revaler Straße 99, Friedrichshain, Sun 9am – 7 pm, S + U Wahrschauer Str.
In recent years a lot of exciting things have been happening on the former terrain of the Reichsbahnausbesserungswerk, better known as RAW. These days Berlin’s bohemian and cool gather at this place which is home to famous clubs like Cassiopeia, Astra and recently Haubentaucher and Neue Heimat. The latter started the Black Market, which attracts a great crowd of vintage fans every Sunday from noon to 7pm. Furniture, vinyl, antique lamps, tools – everything one can think of can be found here. And if you’ve had enough of browsing through old stuff, head over to the fabulous Street Food Village Market – a real food lover’s paradise, which has more than 20 food trucks serving mouthwatering meals.
9 Flohmarkt am Leopoldplatz, Wedding
Leopoldplatz 1, U Leopoldplatz, Saturday from 9am to 3 pm
One of the few flea markets that happen on Saturday, this Flohmarkt in Wedding is a nice, down-to-earth one. On the square in front of the lovely old Nazareth Church in the Northern part of Berlin, the market attracts a very diverse crowd which is just as diverse as the neighbourhood Wedding itself. Around the square there are also nice little cafés and bars and some fabulous restaurants.
10 Flohmarkt am Rathaus Schöneberg, Schöneberg
John-F. -Kennedy-Platz 1, Sat+Sun 8am – 4pm, S Rathaus Schönberg, U Bayerischer Platz
Schöneberg’s flea market is situated right in front of the wonderful city hall and is opened on Saturday and Sunday. In the so-called “Silberstraße” (Silver street) professional sellers and Berliner families alike peddle their cutlery and dinnerware, as well as the usual trinkets. For those looking for interior accessories, you should find many a treasures here.
11 Hallentrödelmarkt Treptow an der Arena
Eichenstraße 4, Treptow, close to the Arena: Sat +Sun 10am – 4pm, S Treptower Park
This one is perfect for a rainy day as it is indoor and large (3,000m2). Not far from the Arena, the Treptow market offers everything: vintage sewing machines, tires, furniture, lamps, bikes, old electronic gear –and even some art and design stuff, though this is clearly not the focus. Prices are fair and you can always test out your bargaining skills.