The flea market on Arkonaplatz in Berlin has established itself as one of the best flea markets in Berlin. No wonder why it has been around for over a century. Even the artist Heinrich Zille, featured in 1912 the hustle and bustle of this flea market in one of his paintings. Since 1990, the flea market is open once a week (except on days excluded by law), all year round.
Arkonaplatz flea market is a hot tip and is mentioned in several travel guides for its beautiful atmosphere and its historical age. During the summer months, the flea market is especially well attended, but not crowded, thus making it particularly attractive for visitors to stroll in peace and stop at various booths to browse calmly the items on display.
This flea market offers a variety of secondhand goods and products: Starting with iconic clothing and jewelery, to footwear and accessories, the range of products sold extends to modern artworks and photographs of Berlin. Retro fans and DDR nostalgic, will especially find their happiness there. However, records and books can also be found. And if you want to take a break from shopping, you can make a stop at a bratwurst stands or visit one of the cafes and restaurants around the square.
The Arkonaplatz flea market is one of the most beautiful and one of the oldest flea markets of Germany. Its special charm comes from its convenient location, a wide square beneath Linden and chestnut trees surrounded by old buildings with several pleasant cafes for a ringside view of the action. This makes it particularly popular for strolling and chilling out. Since the flea market is always well attended, it is also popular among sellers.
A small drawback is the relatively high space rent (for those planning to sell). However, due to the relatively high prices at which the products are sold on the market, sellers can still quickly make a good profit, especially in the summer. Overall, the flea market is very popular among both buyers and sellers, and is definitely worth a visit.
The Arkonaplatz is easily accessible by public transport: with the U8 to Bernauer Straße, by tramway (line M10) or by bus 247 to Wolin Straße. It is also possible to take the tramway line M1 and M12 to Zionskirchplatz. All three stops are only a few minutes walk to the Arkonaplatz flea market.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Speak to the vendor, ask questions, and learn about what you are buying. If you deal with a knowledgeable dealer, you can learn so much. As they get to know you, they’ll be able to suggest other pieces you might like.
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