For over 45 years, the very popular Altstadt-Flohmarkt am Hohen Ufer (Old Town Flea Market) has been taking place every week throughout the year. It is located on the High bank of Hanover, far beyond the city’s borders. The very location of the flea market is itself an incentive to visit the flea market, as it offers a picturesque view on the Leine river and the nearby Schlossstraße and Goethestraße.
Since the Altstadt-Flohmarkt am Hohen Ufer is a traditional flea market featuring art, antiques, kitsch and vintage, the sale of footwear, apparel, food, new and mass-produced merchandises is prohibited. Electrical and electronic items are accepted, as long as they were not produced after 1975.
The Altstadt-Flohmarkt am Hohen Ufer is therefore aimed primarily at visitors who traditionally look for grandma’s like antiques and vintage or want to purchase everyday items such as used crockery, books, or tools. CDs and used books are also offered for sale, and since many antique and local record dealer regularly sell on this flea market, vinyl-lovers especially get a great bang for the buck.
Many consider the Altstadt-Flohmarkt am Hohen Ufer as the oldest flea market in Germany. It has often been featured in German media such as NDR, as its picturesque location along the Leine river and its proximity to the old town, make it an attractive tourist location.
Last but not least, the voluminous Nanas by Niki de Saint Phalle surrounding the premises and of course the various restaurants and cafes that invite passersby to linger, offer an additional incentive to spending a day at the Altstadt-Flohmarkt am Hohen Ufer.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Most surprise deals at the flea market are found in unusual categories like Asian art, where it’s hard to distinguish between a $5 knockoff and a $5,000 original Chinese vase.
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