I used the past weekend to explore the West, once again, but this time, after many months of dreadful grey skies, in full-on sunshine. I wanted to find those undiscovered flea markets, where you can find all the treasures of the Grunewald widows for a few Euros…
Tag: Flea Market
First things first, this flea market is not even close to being an insider’s tip. In fact this one might be in every Berlin guide and on every must-do list one can find. On top of that, the offered goods are rather expensive. So why post it, you might ask.
This flea market is located very conveniently just next to lovely Thai market and just next to a subway station.
As stated before, flea marketing in Berlin can be difficult. Knowing that, I planned some serious research in the outskirts of my normal Berlin circles and went to Lichterfelde, a district that is part of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, which has a lot of people with a rather high income and a high age – perfect flea market district, so to say.
Arriving there, the scenery is bleak – on a huge parking lot of one of those huge hardware stores, small stands are set up in between cars and orange shopping carts. No trees or pictorial food stands to beautify the picture. So we focussed on the offered goods.
In terms of flea markets, Berlin proves to be a rather difficult city. Many of the most highly praised ones are either overcrowded and filled with handicraft nonsense like Mauerpark (although, the household clearance booth with its uncountable cardboard boxes full of stuff proves to be a source of joy if you arrive before it becomes broken and messy), or overpriced and overly posh like Unter den Linden.