The Elbeflohmarkt has been since 2005, the highlight of Dresden’s tourist activities at the Albertbrücke. Ideally located on the Käthe-Kollwitz banks, right on the banks of the Elbe and near the old town of Dresden, the Elbeflohmarkt (also known as the Albertbrücke Flohmarkt or Dresden Elbemarkt) is a fascinating venue for people living in Dresden and in Saxony, and even for tourists from all over the world.
Every week, more than 500 dealers of all kinds meet at this flea market, which is one of the most beautiful and oldest flea market in Dresden. The Elbeflohmarkt is so popular and interesting, that it is even worth visiting in winter! It is located on the right on the banks of the Elbe, near the Albertbrücke (one of Dresden’s four bridges on the Elbe, which is named after King Albert of Saxony).
The stalls of the Elbeflohmarkt showcase a pretty wide variety of items for sale, ranging from ordinary flea market junk like clothes, retro home appliances, vintage LPs/records, and vintage toys, to more exclusive ancient objects (porcelain, vases, paintings, jewelry, old books).
This is no wonder why this flea market is an adequate venue for all kinds of visitors: the expert, the enthusiast, the amateur or simply the regular passerby, will find there all kinds of valuable treasures to take home.
As a matter of facts, the Elbeflohmarkt has a broad offer of ancient objects and curiosities, that won’t be found on any other flea market in the region. Most of the items on sale, have at least half a century of history behind them (which is often kindly highlighted by their owner, when asked). This regularly turns into an open invitation to chat and linger at each stands longer than planned.
The selection of antique items sold at the flea market, revives old memories and offers an opportunity to learn about the history and tradition of many European countries. Another great feature of this flea market, is that new products are prohibited from being sold there, thus salvaging the traditional charm of this flea market.
One other great thing about the Elbeflohmarkt, is that absolutely anyone can own a stall and exhibit there. And this applies especially to private traders and families, who are particularly appreciated since they help maintain the original character of this flea market. No prior reservation is required and there is enough space for everyone. This is a pretty good motivation to have grandma’s attic & basement cleaned of all those dusty furniture, deco and crockery from the 1930s-1970s, knowing that they’ll have a new life and make someone happy!
Last but not least, the Elbeflohmarkt is a particularly appreciated weekend destination because of its beautiful surroundings and its exclusive location along the banks of the Elbe. This adding to the associated variety of merchants and products offered on sale at the flea market, make of the Elbeflohmarkt, an ideal destination to relax on the weekend.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
The best way to ask for a discount is to say ‘Is that your best price?’ If it’s $1,200 and they come down to $1,000, then you know they’re willing to negotiate. I usually push a little bit more and say, ‘I’d be really happy if you gave it to me for $800,’ and they might meet you in the middle.
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