Once a week, rain or shine, up to 30,000 visitors flock at the Mauerpark Flea Market. This flea market, which covers a total of 8 hectares (with up to 500 stalls split over 7000 square meters), is located near the former Todesstreifen (Death Strip) at the border area between Wedding and Prenzlauer Berg. This is where its appropriate name “Mauerpark” comes from.
The Mauerpark flea market is dominated by the colorful stalls of traders who bring the trash and junk they have been collecting over the week from dusty attics and dark basements. However, this does not mean that you can not discover one or more hidden gems, among the items offered by professional dealers.
Because the Berlin Mauerpark Flea Market is open to both private Flea markets dealers (who want to get rid-off their old stuff) and professional trader with their elegant designer items, it has a pretty wide range of different goods, for all tastes.
But this is not the only reason why this flea market is such a hit in Berlin: the festive atmosphere of this venue also made it a must see, in the daily press and tourist guides.
Adjacent to the flea market, numerous musicians and performing artists can be seen on the grassy open space. And around 3:00 p.m., there is a popular karaoke Bearpit in the amphitheater located in the park. With over a million visitors annually, the Mauerpark Flea Market ranks among the most popular destinations in Berlin.
It’s even an all time favorite of Annette Humpe, a famous German songwriter, pop singer and record producer, who used to perform & chill out there more than 25 years ago. This place is definitely an experience by itself.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
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