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A Guide To The Best Markets In Berlin, Germany

A Guide To The Best Markets In Berlin, Germany

Activities & Adventure 4 MINS READ
Market stall full of antique and people passing by

Berlin is a wonderland when it comes to markets of all kinds — flea markets, fresh produce markets, art markets, and so on. And what’s better than meandering around the aisles of a vast bustling market full of local culture on a weekend morning? With community events, food trucks, and affordable prices, markets in Berlin are also a great place to find authentic souvenirs — from vintage clothing to a portable jukebox — to bring back home.

So, prepare your shopping bag and take a look at our guide to the best markets in Berlin!

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The 7 Best Markets In Berlin

Berlin Flea Market in Mauerpark

People sitting on the grass or walking around at daytime at Mauerpark

Named one of the best shopping destinations in Berlin, the flea market in Mauerpark, close to Prenzlauer Berg, is a synonym for Berlin’s culture and is one of the biggest flea markets in the city. It’s local’s favorite hip spot with dozens of stalls selling various items — secondhand goods, vinyl records, and jewelry. The real gem is a spot with new and antique furniture, so if you arrive early you might have a chance to find a good deal before it sells out.

The karaoke sessions on Sunday afternoons in the park’s amphitheater are the most loved thing about this market. Plus, if you get hungry there are food stalls offering different cuisines.

Location: Gleimstraße 55, 10437 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Antique Market at Ostbanhof Station

A bunch of different antique items on a stand in Ostbanhof market

This bustling and huge market attracts many vendors selling old or vintage stuff. Visitors can browse through a variety of treasured items like vintage clothes, stamps, postcards, coins, and some old records.

The environment is quiet and comfortable. Many tourists come here to have a chat about the items and their value or to simply gaze around in awe. Vendors from different countries come and go, so you can always find something new and refreshing. To take a bite of something delicious, street food stands are full of German, Asian, and Turkish cuisine.

Location: Erich-Steinfurth-Straße 1, 10243 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Every Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Markthalle Neun

People buying food at the food stalls in Markthalle Neun

As a historic market, Markthalle Neun reopened in 2011 after nearly 120 years of being closed to the public. Today, it’s one of the most adored food markets in Berlin, offering all kinds of food: fresh fish, homemade pasta, perfectly baked meat, and fresh fruit.

Every few months, food vendors showcase irresistible sweet and savory treats like macaroons, chocolates, and cakes. It’s also known as Street Food Thursday, and its hosts tasty street food stalls and refreshing craft beers.

So many options to satisfy your taste buds!

Location: Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Friday 12 PM -6 pPM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM (Market), Thursday 5 PM – 10 PM (Street Food Thursday)

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Art Market

People walking and looking at the art pieces at the art market Zeughaus

Located in the heart of Berlin near the historic center, this market offers artworks at reasonable prices made by local and worldwide artists. You won’t find second-hand items here as everything is new and sold by professionals.

The market features an assortment of fine arts such as sculptures, paintings, digital art, and photography. Prices tend to be above other markets and bargaining isn’t a thing here. This is the best market for visitors who want to purchase an authentic art piece directly from the creator. Nothing beats that!

Location: Am Zeughaus 1-2, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM

Kollwitzplatz Farmers Market

Various vegetables showcased on a table at the farmer's market

One of the most loved farmers’ markets in Berlin, The Ökomarkt am Kollwitzplatz is well known for offering eco produce. 50 vendors sell fresh fruit and vegetables along with handicrafts or some jewelry. There are organic butcher shops and fresh fish sellers if you’re on a hunt for fresh meat.

The calm market in Prenzlauer Berg attracts young crowds and tourists every Thursday. It’s a great place for kids as there’s a playground near the market and the cobblestone square charms everyone.

Location: Wörther Str. 35, 10435 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Thursday 12 PM – 7 PM

Flea Market at Bode Museum

Vendors selling outside in front of Bode Museum

Nestled in the Mitte district, Flea Market at Bode is near the beautiful Museum Island which is also worth seeing. This unique book market is the perfect place for bookworms. There are over 60 vendors offering second-hand books, antiques, and all kinds of different items like pottery, old toys, picture frames, and other vintage goods.

If you wish to get away from the bustle at Unter den Linden, this area is great for relaxing or stopping by a nearby cafe for people-watching.

Location: Am Kupfergraben 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM

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Boxhagener Platz Market

People walking on the cobblestone street in Boxhagener Platz

Boxhagener Platz near Simon-Dach-Straße turns into a real hot spot for treasure seekers. Every Sunday vendors sell old items including paintings, books, bags, and clothes.

With a little patience, one can find great gems while visiting this Sunday market.

And, if you feel ambitious enough, on the same day you can have brunch at one of the nearby cafés and restaurants!

Location: Boxhagener Platz 1, 10245 Berlin, Germany

Opening Hours: Every Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM

FAQ

What are the top markets in Berlin, Germany?

  • Berlin Flea Market in Mauerpark
  • Antique Market at Ostbanhof station
  • Markthalle Neun
  • Kollwitzplatz Farmers Market
  • Flea Market at Bode Museum
  • Boxhagener Platz Market

What are the best flea markets in Berlin, Germany?

  • Flea market on Straße des 17. Juni – the oldest flea market in the city
  • Flea market Goerzallee – antique market
  • Flea market Fehrbelliner Platz – art market

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