Türkenmarkt

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Türkenmarkt Türkenmarkt in Kreuzberg is the largest Turkish market in Berlin, full of exotic food, crafts, & more. Do as the Turks do & check out Berlin with Party Earth. Berlin Germany 52.4930731132194 13.4290105104446
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Party Earth Review Running roughly a half mile along Berlin’s scenic River Spree, the Türkenmarkt (Turkish Market) has been attracting thrifty shoppers and curious sightseers for as long as most Kreuzberg residents can remember. Depending... ... read full review

  • Train:

    U: Schönleinstrasse, Kottbusser Tor

  • Hours:

    Tu, F–Sa 11am–6:30pm
    Disclaimer: Like most flea markets, days and hours are not guaranteed

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth Türkenmarkt Review

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Türkenmarkt in Kreuzberg is the largest Turkish market in Berlin, full of exotic food, crafts, & more. Do as the Turks do & check out Berlin with Party Earth.

Running roughly a half mile along Berlin’s scenic River Spree, the Türkenmarkt (Turkish Market) has been attracting thrifty shoppers and curious sightseers for as long as most Kreuzberg residents can remember.

Depending on the weather, the day, and sometimes just the vigor of the vendors, the hastily thrown-together stalls can cover one or both sides of Maybachufer Street and offer the largest selection of Turkish goods in the city.

Exotic fruits and seasonal vegetables, flowers, desserts, cheeses, fabric, and fresh fish and meat purveyors are most plentiful on Tuesdays and Fridays, when it’s normal to see old Turks haggling over the price of ginger, artsy craft hounds buying a bolt of silk, and the average Berlin family sharing a mountainous kebab.

On Saturdays, the vibe turns toward the bohemian as more booths appear catering to the local artist crowd, including second-hand books, cheap canvas, handmade tools, and original visual art. A dazzling array of locally made jewelry, clothing, and imported curios attract the youthful hippies and alternatives that are always in attendance.

Regardless of the day, patrons can have their taste buds tickled with the international selection of delectable goodies from Turkish kofta or a Ghanaian buffet to barbequed German bratwurst.

Whether it’s for tasty fresh mango, ten yards of cotton, or a delicious meal and a stroll, the Türkenmarkt is as friendly to the palate as it is to the bank account.

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Tip from Emma:

Shopping around for the best deals is a must, but even though prices may seem fixed, you should feel free to bargain for a better deal.

  • Crowd

    Diverse crowd including grocery shopping Turkish women, trendy cool teenagers sipping fresh fruit juice, and in-the-know tourists running their camera batteries dry. All ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Bands set up occasionally, but it’s very informal. People-watching and shopping.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Huge assortment of mostly Turkish produce, cheese, bread, and meat, as well as prepared dishes from Turkish and Ghanaian to German and Brazilian.

  • Prices

    From a few cents for a few buttons to several hundred Euros for a roll of fine quality raw silk. Food and drink tend to hover around €1–€5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Tuesdays and Fridays for the best bargains on produce and fabric, and Saturdays for arts, crafts, and clothing.

  • Close By

    The River Spree, which runs right next to the market, is a major venue for walking, picnicking, running, or just sitting on a bench and enjoying the sun.

Türkenmarkt User Reviews

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Turkishmarkt
Kate A. May 19, 2013
Turkishmarkt is one of my favorite places in Berlin. You can reach this sacred for me place by U-Bahn line 8 to Schönleinstraße, then after 5 minutes of wandering through lots of small Turkish stores and kebab-places your eye will catch market tents and your nose will get some notes of Turkish spices and seasonings. Here you can find not only a huge choice of fresh vegetables and fruits, farmer cheeses and the most delicate Turkish baking, but also some handmade jewelry, fabric and a lot of necessary things for dressmaking. After glancing at all goods and different handmade stuff, I finally can remember that usually I am here for food, and let me tell you buying produce here is so much fun! Somehow you notice yourself in the world of charismatic sellers who are loudly yelling out the prices of the goods - cilantro, fennel, basil, choice of cherry tomatoes, parsley, avocados, cucumbers, fresh lettuce, apricots and cherry, or melon and strawberries when in season, all kinds of nuts and seeds, all kinds of cheeses - for a minute you get a real feeling being somewhere in Istanbul. If you get hungry, greatest choice of Turkish baked goods, different snacks made of lavash bread, or Turkish kebab or even Turkish soups wont leave you hungry. Or maybe you want to try something really Turkish? Take dolma, which is usually green peppers, eggplants or tomatoes rolled into vine leaves, or maybe strong Turkish tea and baklava or lokum to satisfy your sweet tooth? To see it yourself, I would really advise you to spend one of your Tuesdays or Fridays here, while hunting for the best price and amazing food. And as for me, the opportunity to buy fresh-made Turkish coffee and the best baklava in the city and to have it right here, nearby on the bank of Spree, always attracts me in some magic way.
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