Visiting a traditional market is a great way to get a feel of Dusseldorf, get up and close with locals, and of course, fill your shopping bags with amazing stuff. Whether you’re looking for the best in locally-produced food or a unique souvenir, here are the best markets in Dusseldorf.
This cheerful market set in the oldest market square of the city is a favorite with locals and a must-visit for tourists. A heady diversity of flavors and fragrances—in the form of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, cheese, wine, flowers and plants—are packed into as many as 60 stalls. With fresh juice, coffee, confectionery, snacks, and baked goods added to the picture, Markt am Carlsplatz pretty much sums up a perfect afternoon.
Farmers and gardeners from all over Rhineland converge here with the freshest produce straight from their farms. The range of goods at the Rheinischer Bauernmarkt includes meat and poultry, vegetables, fruit, sausage, salami, cheese, eggs, flowers, plants, herbs, liqueurs, honey etc, along with mouth-watering baked goods. The Rheinischer Bauernmarkt operates in six locations in Dusseldorf.
Though raw as well as deliciously cooked fish dishes from various countries are the star of the Dusseldorf Fischmarkt, flowers, soaps, vegetables, fruits, handicraft items, and a whole lot of other things fight for the attention of huge crowds. Shopping at this bustling market can always be topped off with a chilled Altbier or some snacks, while enjoying live music from talented local musicians. The market opens on specific dates only.
The Wochenmarkt Eller on the Gertrudisplatz is one of the smaller markets, with around 16 merchants. However, locals flock to this market because of the sheer diversity of products it offers. Apart from fresh vegetables, fruit, poultry, meat (including horse meat), eggs, nuts, snacks, dry fruits, and flowers, this market has an attractive range of watches, jewelry, leather products and more.
The weekly market at Fürstenplatz is famous for its own produce—especially strawberries, asparagus, and potatoes. There is also the regular fresh fare like vegetables, fruits, milk, and flowers. Bakery products like bread, pastries, and cakes here are especially delicious and are almost always sold out within the first hour.
The Barbarossaplatz market has grown steadily over the years to become a popular choice among locals. This market is particularly known for superior quality and specialized products, and consequently slightly higher prices.
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Grocery Store, German, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy
This small but merry farmer’s market is a great place to spend a few hours. Rows of cute little stalls with red-and-white stripes sell everything from vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, butter, cheese and eggs, to candy floss, sweets, dips, and candles. Those wanting to make a day of it can also stop by one of the many bistros in the vicinity of Brehmplatz or take a walk in the beautiful Zoopark.
Market, Farmers' Market, German, Vegan, Vegetarian, Fast Food
With 25 years of experience under its belt, Nador Market is especially sought after because of its range of 100 percent halal meat, rabbit meat, marinated meat, and meat from North Africa. Alongside, they also offer a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, as well as unusual varieties of breads like Harash, Msemen and Beghrir.