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 public. Over the last 10 years, Mauerpark’s flea market on 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 your best bargaining methods.
Still, the flea market is more than just an opportunity for trade, exchange and bargains: It is a part of daily life. Everyone is welcome to partake in the event and make new friends. Entrance to the flea market is, of course, free. In general, you will get a taste of Berlin. You will also definitely find vintage clothes, vinyl records, jewellery, antique items and even furniture at the flea market. Fresh cold beer is always ready for a Sunday afternoon. You can buy a big bottle of beer for only 2 €.
When in Berlin, do not miss out on the Flea Market at Mauer Park. Because, you can just spend the whole day amidst a crowd of Berliners, expats, artists, musicians, hipsters and international visitors. The Flea Market is famous, hence 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 join 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. Lastly, you can also 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. They will come to the man with a bike, a speaker and a microphone and sing with all of their confidence. Then, anyone can join the audience sitting around the amphitheater. 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 minces 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 favorite. 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 – 3 PM.
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|Flea Market at Mauer Park at a Glance!Date and time: every Sunday 10:00-18:00
Location: Mauer Park
Admission fee: FREE
Official site: http://www.flohmarktimmauerpark.de/
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