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20 Best Flea Markets in Germany

Best Flea Markets in Cologne (NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA)

If Cologne is the most populous and popular city of North Rhine-Westphalia, it is not for nothing: the city seemingly offers endless attractions, led by its famous cathedral whose filigree twin spires dominate the skyline, and the vibrant arts and music scene which encapsulates the city’s lust for life.

No wonder why it has been regularly voted Germany’s single most popular tourist attraction.

The city’s museum landscape is particularly strong when it comes to art but also has something in store for chocolate fans, parks & sports enthusiasts and even for amateurs of Romano-Germanic history.

Cologne’s inhabitant are well known for their liberalism and joie de vivre and it seems easy to have a great time right along with them year-round in the welcoming bars in the area around Alter Markt and Heumarkt square or during the springtime Carnival.

And if the culture and excitement of Cologne takes its toll, locals and tourists can always take some time to go off the beaten path, by discovering one of the many flea markets the city harbors.

In Cologne, almost every district has its own flea market. However, the most notorious are the Trödel an der Kölner Galopprennbahn (Cologne Racecourse Flea Market) which is held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and once a month on Sundays, and the Kölner Stadt Flohmarkt (Cologne City Flea Market), held every Saturday.

Our list of the 8 most significant flea markets in Cologne: https://www.fleamarketinsiders.com/best-flea-markets-in-cologne-koln-germany

18 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

  7. Andy Greetham

    I am looking to come to Germany to look for old toys and wondered which show would be the best to visit especially interested in soft toys?

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