One great attraction of Berlin is the infinite amount of flea markets; places where you can find many objects at many prices. After living here for almost two years, I have found myself a regular visitor to several markets on my free mornings.
- Boxahegener Platz, Friedrichshain
On Saturdays, this neighborhood square is filled with stands of fruits, vegetables, cheese, meat, fish and any other food you need to fill up your fridge. On Sundays, the market stops being a food market, and starts selling any imaginable object, as long as is old and second-hand. There is a great range of clothing; from H&M to leather jackets from the 80s. They also have a quite interesting stand with old military clothing. Furthermore, you can find several street artists pieces made with their own stands.
- Winterfeldtplatz, Schöneberg
Wednesday mornings finds this square invaded with stands and people looking for home accessories, organic fruits and vegetables at great prices and my favorite attraction, a fantastic grilled fish and a brötchen. In this market there are also several stands with meals from different countries like Africa, Greece, Turkey or France (great cheese selection!) On Saturdays, it’s even bigger and better!
- Hackescher Markt, Mitte
Every Thursday and Saturday morning another flea market is set up in Hackescher Markt, right outside the S-Bahn entrance. The two stands to look for are, luckily for us, one next to the other, so you won’t miss them. One sells traditional homemade pasta: tortellini (and tortelloni, (which are basically just bigger), ravioli, agnolotti, spaghetti, gnocchi, etc. I must say the spinach agnolotti is delicious, even for those who detest spinache. The second stand is a marvelous “candy shop”, where you can find 50 cm or longer licorice strings, in any color and flavor. Watch out for the juice stand, select any fruit they have and they will squeeze it and put it in a bottle for you to drink.