10 Best Flea Markets Berlin Has to Offer

Tucked away amidst the city’s eclectic neighbourhoods, an enchanting realm comes to life: the Berlin flea market.

If you want to know the best flea markets Berlin has to offer, you’ve come to the right place!

These open-air bazaars offer a sensory feast from bustling squares to tranquil corners.

Second-hand or vintage is HUGE in Berlin. From clothing to household items. It’s a treasure trove of assorted finds! Stuff you didn’t even think you needed or could find anywhere else can be found here.

Living in Berlin, I’ve come to realize it’s just what you do. The Berlin Sunday market is where you’ll find the locals. The lively chatter, and sometimes music, is infectious.

Each Sunday flea market Berlin has to offer is a little bit different, making it fun to visit each one. So I thought I would share them all, along with helpful tips on what to eat, see and do nearby. My recommendation is to choose the Berlin flea market that’s closest to where you are staying. Or where the area that you want to explore that day.

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Is the Berlin Sunday Flea Market Worth Visiting?

best flea markets in berlin include rugs, art work and people going from vendor to vendor

I’ll get right to the point. Absolutely, yes! Visiting a Berlin Sunday market is worth it!

Here’s why you should check them out:

  • Bit of nostalgia: Berlin’s flea markets are like stepping into a time machine. You’ll find stuff from the past, like vintage knick-knacks, old-school vinyl records, and even quirky East German relics. There are items from every decade.
  • Artsy Vibes: If you’re into art and unique finds, these markets are your jam. Imagine strolling through Mauerpark Flohmarkt and stumbling upon handmade jewelry, vintage fashion, and funky artwork. Each stall is like a mini art gallery.
  • Hidden Treasures: Forget about Berlin’s mainstream souvenirs. Berlin’s flea markets offer unique finds. Think rare books at Bode Museum or funky antiques at Boxhangener. You might just stumble upon that one-of-a-kind item.
  • Local Flavor: These markets capture Berlin’s soul. You’ll shop against the backdrop of historic landmarks and cozy neighbourhoods. It’s like peeking into the everyday life of a Berliner.

These flea markets are what make Berlin worth visiting and such a unique city to visit.

10 Best Flea Markets in Berlin

1. Berlin Sunday Flea Market in Mauerpark

artwork under bright umbrellas at berlin sunday flea market

The Mauerpark Flea Market is popular for a reason! It’s your one-stop for Berlin flea market Sunday fun. And it just so happens to be the biggest flea market in Berlin.

Not only does it offer vintage and antique treasures but you’ll also find artisan booths, artwork, clothing and food trucks.

The atmosphere at Mauerpark is infectious! Beyond the market, locals come here for entertainment. On any given Sunday you’ll find 3 to 4 musical acts drawing huge crowds. From solo singers to bands to breakdancers, it’s like a free music festival. And they are good! There’s also a rumour that Karokee can be found here too, but I’ve been twice now and haven’t seen it.

band playing under trees at sunday flea market berlin

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • 📍Freunde des Mauerparks e.V, Bernauer Str. 63 in Mitte Neighbourhood
  • 🚊M10 to Wolliner Str or Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark | 🚌Bus 247 to stops at Wolliner Str, Bernauer, Demminer, Lortzingstr

Itinerary Tips:

2. Arkonaplatz Flea Market Berlin

crystal glasses on table at a Berlin Sunday Flea Market

The Arkonaplatz Flea Market is one of my favourites. It has a great neighbourhood vibe to it. It’s smaller than others, but that’s part of its charm.

Visiting Arkonaplatz has become part of our Berlin market Sunday tradition. Here you’ll find quality vendors selling quality offerings like antiques, and vintage finds, especially from the mid-century era.

I am still eyeing a set of vintage wine jugs that would look great in my living room at home.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Sunday 10am – 4pm
  • 📍Arkonaplatz 1 in Mitte Neighbourhood
  • 🚊M1/12 to Zionskirchplatz or M10 to Bernauer Str | 🚌Bus 12 to Zionskirchplatz or Bus 247 to Bernauer Str

Itinerary Tips:

  • Eat brunch at Café Morgenrot or Frühstücks-Restaurant Oderberger
  • Stroll the nearby neighbourhood (especially streets Kastanienallee and Oderberger Str)
  • Add a visit to Mauerpark Flea Market
  • Nearby landmarks: Berlin Wall Memorial

3. Art, Antiques and Book Market on Museum Island

old books at vintage flea market in berlin

Near the Bode Museum, you’ll find three separate weekend markets that appear to blend seamlessly into one. With the incredible backdrop of the incredible museums, this is a must-visit.

Start at the book market which has rare old books up to current books. There are very few books in English, but if you look hard enough you’ll find some. Then it moves into antiques.

berlin sunday market with objects from wwII and cold war include helmuts, flags, medals

Expect to find WWII and Cold War artifacts. And, they are the real deal. Any history buffs would be fascinated to find army helmets for a mere €300. The Nazi insignia has been covered up to be sensitive to onlookers.

Finish off with the art market where you’ll find contemporary art, photography and artisans showing off their talents.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • 📍Am Kupfergraben2 in Mitte Neighbourhood
  • 🚊M1/12 to Am Kupfergraben or U5 to Museumsinsel | 🚌Bus 100, 300 to Museumsinsel

Itinerary Tips:

  • Enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen at Ephraims, or a beer at Brauhaus Georgbrau
  • Explore Nikolaiviertel, the oldest area of Berlin with pretty pastel-coloured buildings from the Middle Ages and St. Nicholas’ Church
  • Stroll along the Spree River and wander through Lustgarten and James Simon Park
  • Nearby landmarks: the famous Berlin boulevard called Unter den Linden, Berliner Dom and the 5 Museums on Museum Island are some of the top places to visit in Berlin

4. Kunstmarkt Straße des 17. Juni Antique Market Berlin

objects found at vintage market berlin include brass statues, rugs, artwork

Antique lovers take note! You have to go to this Berlin antique market. It features everything from glassware to ceramics, vintage linens, artwork, rugs, lighting, door handles and more.

Collectors of stamps, coins, jewellery and children’s toys can be found here too.

I picked up a set of vintage Christmas ornaments made in the former DDR, East Berlin. The vendor told me that you can tell by the glass, it was much heavier than what you would find in West Germany. I got it for a steal for only €20 along with the original box.

This is a large market, so expect to browse for a couple of hours.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • 📍Straße des 17. Juni in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Neighbourhood
  • 🚊S-Bahn 3, 5, 7, 9 to Tiergarten or U5 to Museumsinsel

Itinerary Tips:

5. Fehrbelliner Platz Vintage Market Berlin

vintage market berlin showing glass medicine bottles

The Fehrbelliner vintage market is split into two. On one side of the street is vintage or second-hand clothing. The other side is a vintage household market.

I spent more time at the household vintage market where you can find a wide array of art, books, records, glassware, and more. It’s on the smaller side making it enjoyable to hold your interest without seeing repeatable items.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • 📍Fehrbelliner Platz 8 in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Neighbourhood
  • 🚊U-Bahn U2, 3, 7 to Fehrbelliner Platz | 🚌Bus 101, 113, 403 to Fehrbelliner Platz

Itinerary Tips:

  • Enjoy an English breakfast at Benedict, a bier at Erdinger Biergarten, or Kaffee and Kuchen at Park Cafe
  • Stroll Preußen Park and you might come across a Thai food festival

6. Rathaus Schöneberg

colourful glass wine glasses at flea markets berlin

With the Town Hall towering over you, this is a large second-hand market Berlin offers.

Parts of it reminded me of garage sales back home. Where you can find a little bit of everything, but this is in large quantities. Need second hand goods like dishes, cookware, utensils, glassware or clothing? This is the market for you.

I enjoyed looking at all the antique linens and glassware only wishing I could bring some home with me. My husband enjoyed looking at the old tools and train models.

This is a large market and draws crowds.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • 📍John-F. -Kennedy-Platz 1 in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Neighbourhood
  • 🚊U-Bahn to U4, 7 U Bayerischer Platz | 🚌Bus 43, M43, M46 to Rathaus Schöneberg

Itinerary Tips:

  • Enjoy high tea at The Tee Tea, or a meal at Land Wirt
  • Stroll the Rudolph Wilde Park or the Bavarian Quarter specifically the streets around Viktoria-Luise-Platz

7. Marheinekeplatz

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If you are looking for a neighbourhood market that has a little bit of everything, this is it!

There is something for everyone here: From antiques, books, crafts, clothing and everything to do with children.

It reflects this neighbourhood’s personality of being cool, trendy, quirky and a little bit bohemian.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • 📍Marheinekeplatz in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Neighbourhood
  • 🚊U-Bahn U6 to Platz der Luftbrücke | 🚌Bus 248 to Marheinekeplatz

Itinerary Tips:

8. The Nowkoelln Flow Market

old objects at second hand market berlin

This is the best second hand market Berlin has to offer. If that’s your vibe, then you’ll want to plan on going to this one.

Each private vendor has to register each market day, which means you might not see the same vendors week by week. Bargain hunting becomes a little more interesting as you never know which vendors might be there.

There’s also a Neuköllner Stoff Saturday Market that takes place in the same spot, but I don’t know how it’s different having not been on a Saturday.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Every second Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • 📍Maybachufer 32-33 in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Neighbourhood
  • 🚊U-Bahn U8 to U Schönleinstraße | 🚌Bus 29 to Ohlauer Str

Itinerary Tips:

  • Enjoy brunch at Geist im Glas or Le Bon and have a beer at Biergarten Jockel, or a traditional German meal at Jolesch
  • Explore the hip, trendy Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg neighbourhood
  • Stroll the lively Görlitzer Park

9. Großer Antikmarkt am Ostbahnhof Sunday Market Berlin

man at booth of antique market berlin

Just as the name indicates, Großer Antikmarkt is a big antique market! I didn’t find it as big or as exciting as Kunstmarkt Straße des 17. Juni Antique Market.

What I like about this Sunday market is that it’s just that, only antiques. Another positive about this market is that it is spaced out really well. There is space between vendor booths making it easy to navigate the crowds. I also didn’t find this one as busy as others, but maybe it was just the time we were there.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Sunday 9am – 5pm
  • 📍Erich-Steinfurth-Straße 1 in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Neighbourhood
  • 🚊S-Bahn 3, 5, 7, 9 to Ostbahnhof

Itinerary Tips:

10. Boxhagener Platz Berlin Sunday Market

people at berlin furniture market with rocking chair, lamps

Consider Boxhagener Platz a Berlin furniture market. Of all the markets I visited on this list, this one offered the most furniture. Rows of chairs mostly with a cool mid-century aesthetic. But there were also bedroom sets, small dining sets, along with rugs, lamps and other unique pieces. There is also a large section of vintage clothing.

This market has the same feel as Arkonaplatz only much bigger.

If you’re travelling with kids, this is a great one to visit as there is a park in the centre.

When and Where:

  • Berlin flea market hours: Every Sunday 10am to 5pm
  • 📍Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Neighbourhood
  • 🚊M13 to Simplonstr or Wühlischstr./Gärtnerstr | 🚌Bus 240 to Boxhangerplatz

Itinerary Tips:

  • Enjoy brunch
  • Explore the trendy Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Neighbourhood, known for its street food, where I enjoyed a food tour experience
  • Stroll the lively Görlitzer Park

Your Flea Markets Berlin Schedule

records at berlin sunday market

Use this at-a-glance chart capturing the important most details – the dates. This will help you plan your weekend of Berlin flea markets.

chart showing the different flea markets berlin has to offer with the date

10 Berlin Flea Market Tips

objects found at flea markets berlin include crystal, silver, glassware, vases

Expect to hear kein foto a lot, which means no photos. If you’re bound and determined like I was to take a photo – be quick, be discreet or better yet use a powerful zoom lens like I did.

Here are more tips for visiting markets in Berlin.

  1. Timing is Everything: If you get there at string time you will avoid the crowds but you will find most vendors are still setting up. The peak time for crowds is 11 am to 2 pm.
  2. Cash only: I only saw vendors accepting cash, even for the big ticket items.
  3. Know some German: Unlike the rest of the city, many of these vendors don’t speak English. That’s what will make negotiating the price a bit of a challenge.
  4. Bring Reusable Bags: Bring with you a larger tote bag, backpack or reusable shopping bag as no vendors will offer bags for you.
  5. Wear Comfortable Shoes: Expect to do some serious walking and standing. Comfortable shoes are your best friend to conquer the cobbled streets and crowded stalls.
  6. Plan for Rain or Shine: Before leaving for the day, plan for sunscreen or an umbrella as Berlin’s weather appears to be either or.
  7. Explore Beyond Mauerpark: While Mauerpark is the most famous, don’t limit yourself. Explore lesser-known markets like Arkonaplatz or Boxhagener Platz for unique finds and a more local vibe.
  8. Check the Days: Watch for which Berlin flea markets open on a Saturday and Sunday or Sunday only. That’s why I included a chart to make it super easy for you to follow.
  9. Optimize Your Schedule: Make the most of it by choosing markets that are nearby. Visit Arkonaplatz in the morning, and then head over to Mauerpark for a different vibe in the afternoon.
  10. Don’t Rush: Flea markets are about more than shopping; they’re about the experience. Take your time, soak in the atmosphere, and relish the unexpected discoveries.

As a Holidaymaker

Venturing beyond the well-trodden tourist paths, experiencing Berlin’s vibrant flea markets offers you a chance to immerse yourself in the city like a true local. These bustling bazaars are not just shopping destinations; they’re lively snapshots of Berlin’s everyday life.