If you visit the Mauerpark in Prenzlauer Berg, you should take a walk over the famous Mauerpark flea market. Berlin’s largest and most famous second-hand-shopping spot is open every Sunday between 9am and 6pm and has a variety of booths that are crowded as can be on a warm day.
SECOND-HAND LIFESTYLE: FLEA MARKET BERLIN-STYLE
At this spectacular hot-spot of Berlin’s creative culture there is something different to be admired on every corner. The market puts a strong emphasis on second-hand fashion. Dozens of commercial and personal vendors sell elegant bags, artfully crafted jewelry, and fancy clothes that often match the currently trending 60’s and 80’s style. Even vintage furniture and accessories, from antique floor lamps to exquisite coffee services, as well as old photo cameras (especially Polaroid cameras) and other kitschy souvenirs can be bought at one or the other stand for a reasonable price. In between these second-hand stands, local artists and producers offer their paintings and sculptures and other regional products such as wine for sale. What is more, all types of music, especially those pressed on vinyl, can be found here in abundance. Thanks to an extensive range of food stalls, your second-hand shopping spree can potentially last all day. For hungry visitors there is the typical grilled rough sausage, delicious potato skewers, as well as Turkish and Arabic specialties.
MAKE YOUR OWN FLEA MARKET
If you feel like taking part in the Mauerpark flea market you can reserve one of the 170 booths either at the information desk at the flea market itself or by sending an email to the organizer ([email protected]). All important information about the rental conditions can be found on the location’s website. The organizer warns against pickpockets, so be on guard and keep your valuables always close.
JUMP Berlin says:
Berlin is the nationwide pioneering city in terms of the current vintage hype. If you find the “newest” fashion of “yesterday” somewhere in Berlin then definitely on the Mauerpark flea market. A visit is therefore an absolute must for every fan of second-hand shopping. Jump in and enjoy!