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20 Best Flea Markets in Germany

Best Flea Markets in Dortmund (NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA)

The choice of flea markets in Dortmund is quite large. But there are three or four of them out there, held on a weekly basis, which deserve a special mention.

The popular Trödelmarkt Dortmund-Dorstfeld Universität (University of Dortmund flea market), is held every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the grounds of the University of Dortmund.

The City Trödelmarkt Hildastraße (Hildastraße city flea market) is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. But of all flea markets in Dortmund, the Mehrzweckplatz Flea Market is probably the most recommended.

Mehrzweckplatz Flea Market

The Mehrzweckplatz Flea Market in Dortmund, also known as the große Trödelmarkt in Dortmund, takes place every Tuesday from 07:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Mehrzweckplatz, near the Wambeler Hellweg (Wambel district).

This flea market truly has a little bit of everything for everyone: from the dyed in the wool bargain hunter, to the occasional flea market and antiques enthusiast.

And between the mix of used & new items on sale (where real bargains can be made, like for instance kitchen appliances sold for a third of the price of a regular department store) it’s also possible to find oddities, collector’s items, arts and antiques, old books and vintage toys.

This is the reason why this flea market is so popular in Dortmund, and in nearby cities.

Mehrzweckplatz flohmarkt

Conveniently located in Dortmund

Although it is not located near the city center (Wambel is only 30 minutes away from downtown Dortmund by public transport – metro station Rüschebrinkstraße), this flea market is one of the big flea markets in Dortmund.

Its convenient location and pleasant suburban atmosphere make it a popular venue among bargain hunters of all kinds. The small park near the Mehrzweckplatz and shops located all around the venue, add to the relax atmosphere, which is ideal for spending a morning & early afternoon strolling and browsing between the stalls.

The broad range of new and used items ensures that not only the residents of Wambel regularly attend this flea market, but also locals from other residential areas & downtown Dortmund, as well as a few tourists.

Because the Mehrzweckplatz Flea Market is an open air market, the amount of exhibitors and visitors varies according to the weather conditions. It is thereby not surprising that this flea market features more stalls and is more visited in good weather than in bad weather.

Food and drinks are available on the flea market premises and in nearby shops located along the Wambeler Hellweg.

Flea market Dortmund multipurpose court
Opening times: 06:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Address: Wambeler Hellweg, 44143 Dortmund

And since you are in Dortmund: Occasional Flea Markets (few times a year)

The Flohrian is one of the largest flea markets in Dortmund and in the Ruhr region, and one of the most beautiful. Hundred of stalls spread all through the Westfalenpark where it is held only four Sundays a year from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., between April and October. Because of its rarity, the market is almost always fully booked.

Even though it is not as big as the Flohrian flohmarkt, the flea market in Fredenbaum-Park is nonetheless pretty nice. It is held five times a year from 07:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Saturday or Sunday) around the lake.

For those who thought that flea markets were only early-birds friendly, here’s one for you: Four times a year in Dortmund, a Nacht-Flohmarkt (Night Flea Market) is held at the Kulturzentrum Depot (north of the city).

As a matter of facts it only starts at 5:00 p.m. and runs until midnight. Besides flea market junk and vintage, there’s a whole art program, traditional food and music.

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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