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20 Best Flea Markets in Germany

Best Flea Markets in Bremen (BREMEN)

Some people maintain the hope of finding a hidden gem or making a great bargain. Others are simply looking for a specific LP or a particular book which is no longer available in store.  For many, however, shopping at the flea market is simply a cherished habit.

A visit to one of Bremen’s flea market is an absolute must do for anyone looking for a bargain, who enjoys browsing for oddities & antiques, or simply wants to spend a relaxed Sunday morning, strolling a little through the market.

For flea market lovers who happen to be visiting or living in Bremen, there are two special, large flea markets which are held every weekend: the Bürgerweide flea market (Flohmarkt Bürgerweide) and the Flea and Antique Market on the Banks of the Weser (Antikmarkt am WeseruferAntikmarkt am Weserufer).

Bürgerweide Flea market

The Sunday Bürgerweide flea market is one of the largest and most prominent flea market of its kind in Germany. Many visitors from Bremen and the surrounding regions, have been meeting here every Sunday, for the past 20 years.

And whether you’re looking for antique or modern, useful or bizarre, there is a lot of everything at this flea market. The strategic location of the Bürgerweide flea market (Bremen Central Station), right in the heart of the Hanseatic city, makes it easy to reach, particularly for the foreign flea market enthusiast.

Depending on weather conditions, the organizers decide whether the flea market will be held under the open sky of the Bürgerheide (shinny days) or in the covered space of the Hansa Carré (rain and snow).

© Tanja Klindworth Bürgerweide flohmarkt

This flexible approach has paid off: On peak days, up to 600 flea market vendors and more than 20,000 visitors flock at the Bürgerweide flea market.

It is so popular that even merchants from the neighboring regions of the Ruhr and Schleswig-Holstein, and even from the Netherland, are not afraid to drive the whole way to Bremen.

The appeal and flair of the Bürgerweide flea market mainly comes from the fact that this flea market provides a successful mix of private and professional merchants, who showcase long-forgotten family treasures uncovered from the dusty attics and basement of old family estates.

One particularly great thing about the Bürgerweide flea market, is that the organizers always make sure that no industrial products, large electrical household appliances or miscellaneous car accessories affect the atmosphere of the flea market.

This is a pretty nice guarantee that almost only high quality merchandises are sold here.

Bürgerheide Flea market
Opening times: Sunday 07:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Address: Pfalzburger Straße 41, 28207 Bremen
http://www.breminale.de/Flohmarkt/_4

Antik- und Trödelmarkt am Weserufer

The Antik- und Trödelmarkt am Weserufer (Antique and Flea Market on the Banks of the Weser) is also a flea market with a long tradition in Bremen. Bargain hunters can generally find here various things ranging from the music and fashion field, to household and kitchen items.

The flea market is open every Saturday (except during holidays) between 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., rain or shine. It is generally very busy as it brings together visitors of all age, eager to chat, browse and buy.

Due to its attractive location near the historic center of Bremen, many people enjoy from their regular Saturday shopping day, to follow up with a little stroll through the flea market.

And as it is the case with most flea markets, every single article found here while browsing, has its own little story. So you can of course (you should!) ask the dealer to tell you the story behind that book, vase or old radio you’ve laid your eyes upon.

Besides making him proud of the interest you’re demonstrating for his stall, that could, who knows, even lead to getting you a small extra discount on the final price you’ll pay…

Antik- und Trödelmarkt - Märkte - Shopping - © bremen-tourismus.de

The Antique and Flea Market on the Banks of the Weser can be easily reached by tram or bus. Flea market vendors can even access the venue with their car, via the “Tiefer” or “Erste Schlachtpforte” roads. This flea market does not require pre-registration from sellers.

Antique and Flea Market on the Banks of the Weser
Opening times: Saturday 08:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Address: Weserufer 28197 Bremen
http://www.grossmarkt-bremen.de/

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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