The flea market at the Mauerpark is one of the most traditional Sunday activities between Berliners. The market is well known, so expect a lot of people walking around, checking out the many stalls, eating, drinking, singing (there’s an open-air karaoke in there), enjoying the atmosphere. It’s the place to visit when in the city on a Sunday!
There you can find clothes, furniture, vinyl, old cameras, toys, kitchenware, all kinds of antiques and much more. It’s a paradise to get lost for a few hours. If I had to furnish and decorate an apartment in Berlin, the flea market at the Mauerpark would be a mandatory place for me to find stylish stuff.
TIP 1: Never accept the first price! You can always negotiate with the seller to get a better deal (if you speak German, it will be easier). I’ve got a typical German beer glass for €3 and an original Polaroid camera for €30 (which was not super cheap but it looked brand new). Both products were more expensive the first time we asked.
TIP 2: Bring cash! And if you want to keep track of how much you spend, just stipulated the maximum amount before you start shopping.
You can also treat yourself with something delicious to eat in one of the food stalls or at one of the open-air restaurants (meaning, places where you can seat while you eat). German beer is also easily found, don’t you worry. If you feel like singing, there’s a popular karaoke close to the market; an amphitheater that gets pretty crowded – unfortunately, no one was singing when I was there.
The location of the flea market is historically important, close to the Berlin Wall Memorial, a historical site in the heart of the city. If you want to know more about the history of Berlin during the wall years, this is a good place to start. You can do both activities on the same day, visiting the market and the memorial.
When? Every Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. It gets more crowded during the afternoon.
Where? Bernauer Str. 63-64, Berlin. Close to the Berlin Wall Memorial.
The prices presented here are from June of 2017, and the currency is Euro