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20 Best Flea Markets in Germany

Intro

Flea markets are always a pleasant change from the “normal” shopping way. In almost every city and community there are now small and large flea markets. Flea markets mostly take place in the warmer months of the year, particularly in spring and summer. But still, the cold temperature of the winter months is no deterrent to many sellers, like this flea market in the snow in Oslo!

There are also, of course, considerable differences between flea markets, in terms of size, the number of stalls and visitors, quality of items for sale (antiques, junk, vintage, electro, etc), accessibility, prices, etc. But every one of them always produces this exciting feeling to the adventurous visitor who enters it.

We have listed the 20 best flea markets in Germany by major cities, based on our own experience, reviews, and feedback from sellers and buyers. These venues offer a relaxed and pleasant shopping atmosphere, each of them with its own touch, originality, history and tradition.

Whether they are in Berlin, Munich, Bremen, Frankfort, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Dortmund, Cologne, Dresden or Leipzig, visitors can stroll along flea market stalls, while enjoying from a breath of fresh air. Browsing for old books and records, haggling for antiques, looking for toys, furniture and clothes, have never been more enjoyable, all the more so as there are wonderful bargains to be made!

© Rotäffchen Flohmarkt Olympiapark, München

If you want to buy antiques at the flea market, don’t forget to check our list of Tips on how to properly get prepared and haggle. And always remember that you have rights as a buyer, even when making a purchase at the flea market.

16 comments

  1. Stu

    Hey are you going to Munich on April 18th? I live in Vienna and am thinking of making a last minute trip to find some old video games. Hit me up if you’d like an extra to help with petrol costs :P

    • Servas Stu! Thanks for stopping by and asking! Unfortunately this year we won’t be going to Munich’s Riesenflohmarkt Frühlingsfest, as we’ll be traveling to France on the same weekend. But if you wish we can post a message on our FB page to ask if anyone in Vienna is going, and would be able to take you with :) Let me know

  2. Jaehong Woo

    hi. i have one question… in this fleamarket, are there old violins to be repaired? please advise me where i can find old violins and bows… thanks

  3. alice

    hey do you have to be a german native to sell sdomething in flea market and are there abny fee tha one has to pay to be allowed to sell their old stuff?

  4. alice

    hey do you have to be a german natuve to sell something in the flea market and are there any fee that one has to pay to be allowed to sell their old stuff?

    • Hi Alice, regulations change from one flea market to the other one. So I’d advise that you get in touch with the organizers of the flea market where you wish to sell. I’ve never heard anything about being a German national to be allowed to sell at a flea market. So you should be able to sell there too!

  5. I will have time for only one flea market in Munich. Which one is the best for vintage and antique decorative items, vintage Christmas decorations, household, etc. items. We aren’t interested in junk, new stuff, toys (unless vintage), clothes, records, etc.
    Thanks for the recommendation!
    Merri

  6. Ciao, ti ringrazio per tutte queste info preziosissime, la mia domanda però è questa, a Monaco in quale di questi mercatini è più facile trovare porcellane vintage? Sono alla ricerca di vecchi servizi da tea o piatti della manifattura bavarese. Nei vari link vedo sempre cianfrusaglie, libri, lampade ma mai porcellane. Le troverò anche in questi Mercatini? Oppure c’è un mercato apposito? Io visiterò Monaco e Fussen (romantique strasse), hai notizie di qualcosa di specifico dove possa trovare le mie amate porcellane vintage? Grazie in anticipo

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