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20 Best Flea Markets in Germany

Best Flea Markets in Frankfort (HESSEN)

Frankfurter flea market

The Frankfurter flea market takes place every Saturdays, except during holidays. The exact location of the flea market changes on a weekly basis between the Schaumainkai and the Eastern Harbour at the Lindleystraße.

Both venues are quite close to the city center and can be reached by foot, bike, public transport or by car. However, parking is limited to a few available spaces in the vicinity.

The flea market at Schaumainkai / Eastern Harbour starts at 09:00 a.m. and runs non-stop until 2:00 p.m.

Two locations, one market

Both venues of the Frankfurter flea market are conveniently located, therefore making this flea market not only popular among frankfurters, but also among tourists and people from the surrounding area.

Both locations have a pleasant atmosphere, providing a unique view of Frankfurt’s skyline. The proximity to the river and the presence of many cafes, bistros and small restaurants nearby, offer a nice way to round off the visit.

The Schaumainkai flea market especially attracts visitors looking to subsequently enjoy from a visit to one of the nearby museums. On the other hand, exhibitors find the central location of the flea markets particularly attractive, as it offer a higher opportunity to meet potential customers.

Schaumainkai flohmarkt

Both locations of the Frankfurter flea market have their own charm. The Schaumainkai flea market, which has been the exclusive home to the Frankfurter flea market for many years, has a nice atmosphere.

The flea market is located along the quay of the Main river, in the shadow of many trees, and offer a skyline which is pretty unique in Germany.

© Kyriakos11 Schaumainkai flohmarkt

The Schaumainkai is part of the so-called Museumsufers (Museum Embankment): Nine museums are directly lined up side by side on the banks of the Main, and lure flea market’s visitors into visiting the museum. The Schaumainkai flea market is located between the Eisernen Steg (iron bridge) and the Holbein Steg.

How to get there: Take the U1, U2, U3 or U8 to the station “Schweizer Platz” and then take the Schweizer Straße up to Schaumainkai.

Flohmarkt am Osthafen

The Flohmarkt am Osthafen (East Harbour flea market), on the other hand, shows up its authentic charm from a completely different angle. The Lindleystraße runs parallel to the Schwedlersee, and offers too a beautiful view of downtown Frankfurt.

Besides its charm, the East Harbour flea market is also quite the place to purchase typical flea market items, such as old books and records as well as porcelain & crockery, paintings and vintage clothing.

© nomadologist Lindleystrasse Flohmark am Sonntag - Flohmarkt am Osthafen

Private flea market stalls can be found next to professional traders who showcase high-quality antique furniture and decorative items. Some stalls also sell new home appliances, utensils and CDs. The result is a varied mix of merchants who have a little bit of everything to offer to everyone.

How to get there: Take the U6 to “Ostbahnhof” or a Deutsche Bahn local trains to “Frankfurt (Main) Ost”. Then, take a long walk along the Hanauer Landstrasse, until the Osthafenplatz. This is where the Lindleystraße is located.

Flea Market at Schaumainkai / on the Lindleystraße
Opening times: 09:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Address: Schaumainkai, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=4624

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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