Berlin has a great market culture with vintage markets and flea markets dotted throughout the city, even in the most unlikely kiez. Spending a weekend in Berlin rummaging for a bargain at one of the many flea markets is a beloved local tradition. Whether you’re in need of a cheap bike, some cool vinyls or vintage digs, it can be found in Berlin. Here are the best flea markets for a bargain in Berlin.
Every Sunday Berlin’s infamous Mauerpark flea market in Prenzlauer Berg fills with locals and tourists looking for vintage and second-hand clothing, trinkets and delicious street food. After spending an afternoon rummaging through the market for hidden treasures visitors can head over to the adjacent park for some live music. Here, the park is lined with street buskers, local artists and the beloved karaoke sessions, Bearpit Karaoke.
The Prenzlauer Berg-based flea market has been providing one-of-a-kind finds for locals and visitors since 1990. Every Sunday from 10am to 4pm the small, but quality-centric market offers a chance to discover mid-century furniture from the 1950s and 1960s, refurbished or in great condition. Aside from this, lovely trinkets, vinyls, tapes, clothing and antiques can also be found at this local flea market.
At the site of John F. Kennedy’s famous words: ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’, every Saturday and Sunday, the flea market in front of Schöneberg town hall opens it stalls for visitors. One of the rare original markets in Berlin, the vendors are mostly private and they’re always offering up some great bargains. The market has about 70 booths offering second-hand clothing, electronic devices, books, vinyl records and many knick-knacks and treasures for visitors to unearth.
Popular with bargain hunters from all over Berlin, the flea market at Boxhagener Platz offers books, fresh produce, vinyl records, furniture and tasty street food. Every Sunday the Friedrichshain market fills with locals and tourists strolling the stalls and hunting for treasures.
To sate your inner intellectual head over to the market at Bode-Museum, where numerous book and antique dealers set up their stands along the river Spree every weekend. With the iconic museum in the background, visitors can shop for cheap modern antiques, real rarities and a huge selection of books, art and small furniture.
The Neükolln weekend market, Nowkoelln offers second-hand bargains by the Spree. With a huge range of vintage and second-hand clothing, furniture, art, books and trinkets, it’s the perfect spot to hunt for some well-priced digs in on of Berlin’s coolest neighbourhoods.
The vintage market held at Berlin’s beloved techno club, Griessmühle is the place to go for second-hand clothing bargains. On the first Friday of every month, this market runs from 1pm until midnight and offers clothing, shoes, books and art. As well as some amazing culinary treats, drinks and great vibes with a DJ spinning some great tunes.