Best Flea Markets in Dresden (SAXONY)
The Dresden Elbemarkt or Albertbrücke Flea Market has been for the last ten years, the highlight of Dresden’s tourist activities at the Albertbrücke (Albert Bridge).
Ideally located on the Käthe-Kollwitz banks, right in the middle of the old town of Dresden, the Albertbrücke Flea Market is a fascinating venue for people living in Dresden and in Saxony, and even for tourists from all over the world.
In spring and summer, The Dresdner Kunst, Antik und Trödelmarkt (Dresden art, antique and flea market) is also held on Saturdays at the Haus der Presse (house of the press).
All people from Dresden are invited to showcase their hidden treasures, books, crafts and antiques, knick-knacks, pictures or junk items.
Albertbrücke Flea Market: The most beautiful flea market on the banks of the Elbe
Every Saturday and Sunday of the month, more than 500 dealers of all kinds meet at one of the most beautiful and oldest flea market in Dresden: the Albertbrücke Flea Market (also known at the Elbe Flohmarkt or Dresdner Elbemarkt).
This flea market is so popular and interesting, that it is even worth visiting in winter! It is located near the Albertbrücke (Albert Bridge), right on the banks of the Elbe. The Albertbrücke is one of Dresden’s four bridges on the Elbe (and the easternmost), and was named after King Albert of Saxony.
A wide range of items on sale
The stalls of the Albertbrücke Flea Market showcase a pretty wide variety of items for sale, ranging from ordinary flea market junk (clothes, retro home appliances, vintage LPs/records, 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 Albertbrücke Flea Market 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… So if you’re into listening to interesting stories about some rarities, you should have your Saturday schedule clean of any appointment!
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.
A flea market for everyone
One other great thing about the Albertbrücke Flea Market, is that absolutely anyone can own a stall and exhibit there. And that 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!
Stroll, haggle, eat and chill
Visitor’s admission to the Albertbrücke Flea Market is absolutely free of charge. The barrier-free access as well as the onsite facilities (clean toilets, food stands) provide a hassle-free celebration of the flea market. And a few food stalls (grill, fried, or culinary delights) are conveniently located on the premises of the flea market.
Last but not least, the Albertbrücke Flea Market 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 Albertbrücke Flea Market, an ideal destination to relax on a Saturday.
Elbe flea market (Elbe Flohmarkt)
Opening times: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Address: at the Albert Bridge, Dresden