Perfect for a weekend activity, Mauer Park is an explosion of creative souls in search of fun and al fresco entertainment. A magnet for singers and performers of all kinds, the park attracts crowds for ad hoc karaoke sessions on Sundays, all embellished by fanfares and circus jongleurs aplenty. And nearby to the talent shows, there are numerous white tents full of paraphernalia, books and furniture, not to mention the latest Berliner-style souvenirs.
Flohmarkt im Mauerpark, Bernauer Str. 63-64, Berlin, Germany +49030 29772486
Farmers and gourmet connoisseurs alike gather up at Markthalle Neun to taste the finest smoked fish and meat, sample freshly-picked veg, smell fragrant flowers and try various craft beer recipes, finished off with some of the sweetest pastries in all of Kreuzberg! Many of the sellers here celebrate ecological quality, locally-produced goods and the sustainability of animals and trade, which means their German foodstuffs are often of exceptional quality. What’s more, because any great market comes with a great atmosphere to match, the Markthalle is full of chatter and cheer!
Markthalle Neun, Eisenbahnstraße 42-43, Berlin, Germany +49 030 61073473
Start a lazy Sunday in the heart of Friedrichshain at this open-air market where books meet green grass and acoustic street singers meet antiquities vendors by their hundreds; a mix of the finest things this chic neighborhood has to offer. Between the stalls here the likes of Camus rubs shoulders with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on the shelves, New Orleans jazz vinyl clusters next to vintage clothes and furniture, and international food delights abound. Also, watch out for the fantastic late brunches in the surrounding area!
Trödelmarkt Boxhagener Platz, Gärtnerstraße 25, Berlin, Germany +49 0162 2923066
Fine arts and crafts trinkets, fur coats, elegant garments, ceramics, faded postcards, old cameras, historic board games, and vintage antiques can all be found at this little market just outside of the S-bahn station in Tiergarten. There’s simply no substitute for rummaging through the wealth of goodies that adorn the stalls here, finding your bargains and then heading off to relax on the lawns of Berlin’s largest park just across the way.
Der Berliner Trödelmarkt, Straße des 17. Juni Berlin, Germany +49 030 26550096
Vividly green and remarkably picturesque, the food market in Domäne Dahlem is the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon with children, learning about ecological farming at the most significant open-air agricultural and horticultural museum in all of Berlin. Seasonal, freshly-harvested vegetables are on offer too, and the quality of the other products found in the market really is undeniable. And aside from being a great shopping spot, this one is also an open space for playing and enjoying the simple life – Berlin style!
Domäne Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 49, Berlin, Germany +49 030 666 300 23