Another Sunday at the Flohmarkt

By BERLIN LOVES YOU . November 20, 2008

Here in Berlin, Sundays are about leisure, relaxation, and fun. If you’re not still tripping the light fantastic at Panorama Bar or nursing a hangover over Sunday brunch, chances are you’re probably headed to the flea market. With dozens of markets scattered throughout the city, you probably won’t have to go far to partake in this Berlin Sunday tradition.

Flohmarkt am Mauerpark is a busy, sprawling market located next to the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark in Prenzlauer Berg. Bargain hunters and fashionistas alike gather here each week to peruse the seemingly endless rows of tents, kiosks, and tables. Though the variety of things for sale is impressive, it’s the huge numbers of items that can be really striking: Hundreds of rubber office stamps, boxes upon boxes of Japanese slippers, rows of tacky landscape paintings, dozens of chandeliers, towers of old reading glasses, and zippers in every size, shape and color imaginable.

Looking for some GDR-era furniture to give your flat a touch of East German chic? There are enough white plastic chairs, glass coffee tables, and geometric light fixtures to decorate every trendy dive bar in Friedrichahin. In need of that perfect one-of-a-kind t-shirt to show the world how impossibly cool yet casual you are? There is no shortage of colorful silk screened delights at the Flohmarkt. Even if you don’t know what you’re looking for… you’ll probably find three of them at the flea market.

You can find more information about the Flohmarkt am Mauerpark at www.mauerparkmarkt.de


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