Boxagener Platz Market
Friedrichshain’s best weekend market takes place in the notorious Boxhagener Platz. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this market spans from Saturday to Sunday, year-round. The Saturday market is oriented around food, featuring venders of prepared goods like traditional German pastries and Russian street food, along with a multitude of items to take home including organic produce, fresh fish, Turkish specialties and more. Perhaps one of the best highlights of this market is the fromagerie, which features an impressive array of cheeses that have Berlin’s French population congregating from the furthest corners of the city. On Sundays, Boxi morphs into a bustling flea market, where shoppers can buy furniture, décor, clothing, and even bicycles.
Kollwitzplatz Farmers Market
Kollwitzplatz Farmers Market is situated between Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. Its prime location isn’t the only thing that makes it one of the most popular weekend markets in the city, however. The Kollwitzplatz Market is best known for its plentitude of fresh, organic produce. This spot makes it incredibly easy to eat in season as rows upon rows of red and white canvas stands are bursting with colorful produce like crisp greens, gorgeous tomatoes and berries in the summer and assortments of root veggies as well as seasonal treats like glühwein and chestnuts in the winter.
Markets at Markthalle Neun
In recent years, Markthalle Neun has become on of the most important hubs for street food and urban gastronomy in Berlin. Regular events like Street Food Thursdays and The Breakfast Market, which occurs every third Sunday of the month, have gained enormous notoriety amongst Berlin’s foodie socialites. Berlin’s most notorious vendors are known to make an appearance there, including the delicious Brammibal’s Donuts and the Mexican delicacies of Iguana Bonita, and many more. Plus, Markthalle Neun hosts a regular weekend market on Fridays and Saturdays as well. The indoor setting makes it an excellent option for days when the weather isn’t so pleasant.
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Located in Schöneberg, Winterfeldtplaz Markt is open each Saturday from 8am until 4pm. It is the largest weekend market in the city, and a vast array of produce, cheeses, flowers, clothing, and other household items are sold here. Winterfledtplatz Markt also offers visitors the chance to sample various international dishes because vendors selling Russian, Chinese, Indian, French, and German cuisine are common fixtures within the market-grounds. What’s more is that Winterfeldtplatz is located at a convenient juncture between bustling Kreuzberg and serene residential Wilmersdorf, making it easy to transition into the rest of the day after a trip to this market however you like.
While these weekend food markets are obviously a fantastic part of living in Berlin, they are not the only variety of plaza commerce going down in this city. Berlin is home to plenty of flea markets and bazaars that sell eclectronics of all kinds, vintage garments and cozy scarves to old brass lamps, quirky artwork, a multitude of furnishings, and vibrant textiles. The unrivaled champion in the realm of flohmarkt (flea market) shopping in Berlin goes on each Sunday in Mauerpark. The Mauerpark Flohmarkt has the best selection of goods, plus there are plenty of impressive street performers and musicians to provide shoppers with entertainment and ambiance.