Flohmarkt am Mauerpark

Flohmarkt am Mauerpark, or Fleamarket on Mauerpark, is the biggest flea market in Berlin. During a surprisingly warm weekend in mid-October, I decided to head out to the former death strip between East and West Berlin and see how the space was being put to use today.

This flea market was by far the largest I have ever visited. There was everything to buy – from Western seat equestrian saddles, to throne chairs, leather bags, fur coats, bikes, records, jewellery, and porcelain. The whole market was extremely colorful and crowded with people. This struck me as amazing, given that only 20 years ago this place was one of the deadliest in Germany, and the symbol of the Cold War divide. For any potential visitors, my one piece of advice: do NOT wear flip-flops! This is a park in the true sense of the word, so there is no concrete on the ground, just dirt and mud, so bring closed shoes.

Here are photos from my day:

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