Party Earth Review Every Sunday afternoon, the Mauerpark Flea Market transforms the area that was once the site of the infamous Dead Zone surrounding the Berlin Wall into a freewheeling bazaar. Anything and everything is on sale here, from... ... read full review
Bernauer Strasse 63-64
U: Eberswalder Strasse
Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin –
Every Sunday afternoon, the Mauerpark Flea Market transforms the area that was once the site of the infamous Dead Zone surrounding the Berlin Wall into a freewheeling bazaar.
Anything and everything is on sale here, from designer clothes and jewelry to furniture to vintage vinyl albums.
Snippets of conversation in German, English, Turkish, Spanish, and French fill the air in this multicultural environment, where visitors and locals mingle in their shared attempt to find the best deals.
Numerous outdoor bars and food stands also dot the area and offer well-priced beverages and a wide variety of ethnic fare. Browsers can also stop in for a drink at the Mauersegler cantina (Bernauer Strasse 63) near the market’s front entrance, or at the adjoining Koof im Kiez for an item off the grill.
Toward the back of the market is the unnamed beach bar, complete with sand, surfboards (but no water), and live music.
Bargain hunters probably won’t find a hidden treasure at the Mauerpark Flea Market, but the market’s atmosphere is as much carnival as it is garage sale, and who doesn’t want to dig through a box of old bike parts next to a collection of half-missing puzzle sets on top of a stack of bibles leaning against a trunk of records at least once?
Bargain hunters of all ages and nationalities.
Live music most Sundays at Mauersegler and the beach bar. People-watching, street performers, and wandering musicians.
Many food stands and bars offer ethnic specialties and beverages.
Market prices vary by vendor. Mauersegler: Beer €2–€3, cocktails €4.90, non-alcoholic drinks €1.40. Koof im Kiez: Menu €2–€3.50. Various other food stands and bars: prices under €3.
Any warm Sunday afternoon.