Berlin’s markets are an attraction in itself, the one that attracts crowds of tourists. Most of the markets are open as usual throughout the year, with some of them operating only in the winter months, during Christmas (before and a little after). These markets offer, among other things, local produce and are an opportunity to rub shoulders with locals and purchase souvenirs and special items.
June 17th Market (Der Berliner Trodelmarkt) – This large, colorful market focuses on selling antiques of all kinds. The June 17 market, a very well-known flea market in Berlin, is also the largest market in the city itself, although, surprisingly, it is not among the most visited. In the stalls where you can find second-hand clothes, old and new records, stylish and beautiful furniture, porcelain, jewelry, bags and nostalgic items collected over the years. The hungry will be able to satisfy their hunger at one of the food stalls, which offer for sale, along with good local beer, also delicious sausages and other light foods. The market is open on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Urban Spree – this market is, in fact, a complex of large warehouses, on the walls of which there are colorful paintings, which give the place an even more special appearance. The main goal of Urban Shopra is to promote the local urban art and he does this through changing exhibitions, presented in the local galleries, through workshops that are open to the general public and, of course, also through food and drink stands, scattered at various points. There are also clubs in the complex, which organize parties for young people, as well as cafes where it is nice to sit for a short espresso and a good cake or any other dessert. The place is a wonderful attraction for anyone who wants to spend their time in Berlin with fun and enjoyment, and those who like the challenge will be able to try the climbing wall as well as the skating hall on skateboards and roller blades. Every Sunday a lovely flea market opens with vintage clothes, bags and purses, furniture, shoes and more. It is not a very large market, but definitely one that contributes to the place. Please note – the market closes in the winter months and reopens in the spring.
The Flea Market at Mauerpark – multitudes of stands for bags, clothes, signs of all kinds, toys and other surprises are just a part of what you will find at the charming flea market at Mauerpark. The market is open to visitors every Sunday from 09:00 in the morning until 18:00 and sometimes it also hosts karaoke performances, suitable for the brave among the group. This is one of the most well-known and beloved markets in the city, especially among those looking for second-hand items. It also has food stalls that should not be missed and a variety of authentic items at affordable prices. Please note – on very rainy and winter days the market is not open. It is highly recommended to follow the market website regarding its opening hours and activities.
The Flea Market at Fehrbelliner Platz – this is also a popular flea market in the city, a market with 130 stalls. Most of them offer art objects of all kinds and others books, pictures, jewelry, ceramic works, vintage clothes, jewelry and more. The market is open on the weekends, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is located in the western part of Berlin, at Fehrbelliner Platz 1. Those who come to the market are advised not to miss the Thai food market, which takes place in the park adjacent to it.
The market in the Arkonaplatz square – lovers of antiques will find this market a real paradise. It is located in the Archonplatz Square, hence its name, and is one of the pleasant markets in the city. It has antiques of all kinds and kind and smiling sellers. The market is open throughout the year, even during the winter months, on Sundays only from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Christmas markets – when it comes to Christmas markets, Berlin is a suitable destination to reach. From November to the end of December, and sometimes also in the first week of January, colorful Christmas markets are held throughout the city, attracting tourists and of course quite a few locals. In the afternoon and throughout the evening, colorful lights are lit, decorating them from all sides, and together with warm chestnuts, other simple and good dishes and sweet wine, they offer an atmosphere like no other. In the long list of Berlin’s Christmas markets you can find the market in the central square of Berlin – the Zandermarkt square, the market in the Rothenberg Palace and the market near Alexanderplatz. These markets closely illustrate the festive local tradition and allow all visitors to enjoy it, without spending large sums of money on it. Some of the Christmas markets offer attractive attractions for children, including the possibility to skate on an ice rink, enjoy a giant wheel and facilities adapted to children.