The flea market at Mauerpark is an open air marketplace for exchanging second-hand goods. Since the unification of Germany and the collapse of Berlin wall, Mauerpark has been open to the public. Over the last 10 years, Mauerpark’s flea market which takes place every Sunday has grown tremendously in size and popularity with thousands of visitors strolling down the park exploring over 100 stands. It is the perfect spot to find everything going from vintage clothing, vinyls and jewellery to bicycles, furniture and old cameras for relatively low prices. Not only that, but it is the ideal place to try out your best bargaining methods.
The flea market is more than just an opportunity for trade, exchange and bargains, it’s now become a part of weekly life for many Germans! Entrance to the flea market is, of course, free. In general, you will get a taste of Berlin and how the weekends there are. You will, without a doubt, find vintage clothes, vinyl records, jewellery, antique items and even furniture at the flea market. Fresh cold beer is always perfect, ready and waiting for you on a Sunday afternoon. You can buy a large bottle of beer for only 2€.
When in Berlin, make sure you don’t miss out on the Flea Market at Mauer Park, you can spend the whole day amidst a crowd of Berliners, expats, artists, musicians, hipsters and international visitors. The Flea Market is famous, hence why Visit Berlin calls it the “iconic flea market of the city.”
Where and when is the Flea Market at Mauer Park?
Every Sunday between 10:00 and 18:00, numerous private sellers come together at the flea market at Mauerpark to sell their personal belongings. With that, a big crowd of locals and tourists visit the popular spot in hopes of finding a good bargain or a unique treasure. The market is located in Bernauerstr. 63-64 in Prenzlauerberg.
How to get there?
Because Mauerpark is located where the wall used to stand, it separates the districts of Prenzlauerberg and Wedding. The flea market is situated 5 minutes away by foot from the Eberswalderstraße metro on line 2. When you exit the U-bahn, you can take Bernauer Straße to get to the flea market. Another option to get to Mauerpark is to go by tram. Here, you can take the M1 or M12 and exit on Eberswalder Straße. Next, you take Bernauer Straße to get into the park. A final option would be to get there by bus 247 and get off at Wolliner Straße.
What is the Mauerpark Karaoke?
The open air karaoke is a must-check-out at the Flea Market at Mauer Park. It seems like a tradition of the market. Anyone can be a singer. All of a sudden, a man on a bike will come along with a speaker and a microphone in the basket wil come along and start to sing in front of all the visitors. Then, anyone can join the audience sitting around the amphitheatre. You will spot a lot of street art, a few mime artists and many talented musicians.
Flea Market at Mauerpark – Food Options
At Mauerpark, a big selection of food trucks offers visitors various delicious and affordable meals from across the world. If you want to feel like a true Berliner, you can try out the traditional Currywust. Other delicious treats include the Turkish salted pancakes stuffed with cheese and minced meat, and the Mexican burrito. Because Berlin is known as the vegan capital, a lot of people have high expectations. Though, the flea market at Mauerpark does not disappoint in their vegan options. I would highly recommend the Greek Gyros Pita, which is a personal favourite. For the people wanting to bring their own snacks and drinks, there is nothing to worry about, Mauerpark welcomes everyone to bring their own food and drinks.
Even though the flea market might seem a bit chaotic when you visit first, the more you look at the details, the more you will appreciate every aspect. For people who like to avoid the busy crowd, you might want to stay away from the rush hours between 12 and 3p.m.
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Date and time: every Sunday, 10:00-18:00
Location: Mauer Park
Admission fee: FREE
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