Markets in Berlin are part of the local culture and are found in just about every neighbourhood offering everything from arts and crafts to secondhand goods and fresh food. If you're looking to find the ideal gift, souvenir or authentic German decor for your house, you can find it in one of these bustling gathering places. If you just want to soak up some local color, this is an ideal way to entangle yourself in the local communities. The market culture in Berlin is strong and vibrant, from flea markets to farmers markets, night markets and beyond.

    For a different experience, skip the big shopping malls and hit a local market. Check out some of the best markets in Berlin.

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    Markthalle Neun

    See a market that's both new and historic

    Markthalle Neun is a historic market that was closed for over a century but reopened with grand flair and is now a local favorite with fresh food and community events. This is the place to come if you want to sample authentic Berliner street food, with a vast number of vendors from the city, the country and all over the world. Thursday evenings are the most crowded when many weekly food vendors show up. It's a vibrant, bustling market with a joyous vibe and lots of locals enjoying the historic surroundings.

    From fresh veggies to fresh-cut flowers and gourmet smoked meats, it's all about quality and sustainability here. It's just 12 minutes south of the city centre.

    Location: Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, 10997 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Monday–Friday from noon to 6 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Sundays)

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    Fleamarket at Mauerpark

    Find hidden treasures and great bargains

    The Fleamarket at Mauerpark is among the city's largest secondhand outdoor markets and offers furniture, arts and crafts, street food and all manner of used goods. This is the place to come if you want secondhand treasures, including collectables, toys, old books, vintage vinyl, vintage fashions, antiques and other hidden treasures among the hundreds of stalls. It's also known for its Bearpit Karaoke event, where on sunny days, a portable jukebox and beer contribute to crooners from Berlin and abroad sharing their talents with the crowd.

    The vintage goods here aren't all from Germany, either; many vendors offer international goods, so you might find treasures from home to reclaim. It's just 12 minutes north of the city centre.

    Location: Bernauer Str. 47A, 10435 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed Monday–Saturday)

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    Nowkoelln Flowmarkt

    Find different deals on different days

    The Nowkoelln Flowmarkt is a flea market dedicated to secondhand media, food and handmade arts and crafts by local vendors offering superb deals. The market is held just 20 minutes south of the city centre and offers an idyllic locale along the Landwehr Canal with fantastic views. Here you can find fresh produce from local farmers, a textile market and Berlin designers offering jewelry, accessories and even custom printed t-shirts. Prepared street food options are available to grab a bite, and regularly the market hosts live music and other artistic live performances.

    The offerings at this market change depending on the day. Some days focus on produce, others textiles and still others arts and crafts, so visit more than once.

    Location: Manitiusstraße 31, 12047 Berlin, Germany

    Open: 2nd and 4th Sunday from 10 am to 5.30 pm

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    Berliner Trödelmarkt

    Visit the oldest flea market in Berlin

    The Berliner Trödelmarkt was the first flea market in Berlin and today offers everything from vintage fashions to handicrafts by local artisans, collectables and other secondhand merchandise. One thing that sets this market apart is that vendors are forbidden from bringing in big-box and industrial goods. Everything you get here has the potential to be a hidden treasure. Food vendors offer tasty takeout street food options to satisfy your taste buds. The market is open every weekend, rain or shine, and is a destination for those looking for good deals on gently used merch.

    This market is a casual and fun place to spend a weekend morning. It's just 13 minutes west of the city centre.

    Location: Str. des 17. Juni, 10623 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Monday–Friday)

    Phone: +49 30 26550096

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    The Berlin Art Market by the Zeughaus

    Shop a bohemian international art market

    The Berlin Art Market by the Zeughaus in Berlin's Mitte district offers all kinds of arts, crafts, and decor at very affordable prices every weekend, drawing locals and visitors alike. This market is the place to come for art connoisseurs and lovers of culture to find works by artists local and internationally renowned. This is not a secondhand or flea market. It's an art gallery and art market. Most of the items here will be graphic art, paintings, photography, digital art, fashion design, sculpture and decorative arts. You can also talk directly to the artists to get a feel for what inspires them.

    This isn't a market where you haggle; prices are fixed. It's in the heart of the city centre.

    Location: Am Zeughaus 1-2, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm (closed Monday–Friday)

    Phone: +49 173 3662312

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    Antikmarkt Berlin Ostbahnhof

    Shop a collector's treasure trove

    The Antikmarkt Berlin Ostbahnhof draws the true collector's crowd, folks who know exactly what they want and where to find it, offering an explosive blend of bartering, haggling, and treasure-hunting. This market has a vibrant and exciting vibe, and though it's called an antique market, it's not only antiques you'll find here but all manner of collectables. You'll find retro electronics and machinery here as well as collectable coins, authentic Babushka dolls, maps, books and pamphlets, vintage jewelry, vintage vinyl albums, furnishings and home decor and almost every other type of collectable you can imagine.

    Bring your best negotiation skills because haggling is part of the game. It's only about 12 minutes east of the city centre.

    Location: Erich-Steinfurth-Straße 1, 10243 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed Mondays to Saturdays)

    Phone: +49 30 29002010

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    Flohmarkt Arkonaplatz Park

    Shop a market beloved by locals

    The Flohmarkt Arkonaplatz Park is a flea market that's open all year long, offering a wide range of knick-knacks, furniture, books, antiques, jewelry, arts and crafts and secondhand kitsch. It's all laid out with dozens of vendors in a very relaxed atmosphere and ambience. Even on warm, sunny days, the market is spread out enough to feel crowded. It's also within an easy walk of a second flea market, which means it shares shoppers and also can double your opportunity to find that hidden gem.

    For the most part, this market is frequented by locals, making it a great place to soak up the local culture. It's just 10 minutes south of the city centre.

    Location: Arkonapl., 10435 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed Monday–Saturday)

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    Wochenmarkt Boxhagener Platz

    Shop a huge market with a bohemian vibe

    Wochenmarkt Boxhagener Platz is a Sunday market offering plenty of bohemian charm with secondhand goods like furniture and old vinyl records and is surrounded by cafes and boutiques. The vibe here is gruff but fun, with the vendors calling it as they see it. The market itself is huge, and you can spend hours browsing the booths looking for hidden treasures. If you want to eat at the market, you can grab takeout food, or you can withdraw to a local cafe for some people watching.

    After you're done, the market sits along a public square with a gorgeous meadow. The market is only 10 minutes west of the city centre.

    Location: Gärtnerstraße 23-24, 10245 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Saturday from 9 am to 3.30 pm (closed Sunday–Friday)

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    Ökomarkt am Kollwitzplatz

    Get farm-to-table produce and specialty goods

    The Ökomarkt am Kollwitzplatz is a traditional farmers market offering fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and handmade arts and crafts as well as prepared foods. The produce here is farm-to-table; everything you buy was harvested that morning. You'll explore vendor stalls for organic butchers, local fishmongers and sellers of specialty items from homemade pasta to oils and vinegars, jellies and jellies and even from-scratch handmade chocolate. The market is in a picturesque public square with quaint cobblestone lanes.

    Half of the square is a playground, so if you've gotten kids, they'll have a place to run and play. This market is only 10 minutes to the north of the city centre.

    Location: Wörther Str. 35, 10435 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Thursday from noon to 7 pm (closed Fridays to Wednesdays)

    Phone: +49 30 4433910

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    Flea market at Bode Museum

    Find those rare treasures, then haggle for a deal

    The flea market at Bode Museum is a sprawling secondhand market with a jaw-dropping range of antiques and books backed by astounding riverfront views. This market goes on all year long and offers everything from rare books to military items, vintage clothing, collectable stamps, postcards, housewares, old-school comic books, art and home decor, and all manner of antique, collectable and secondhand treasures. This bustling and popular market draws both local and visiting crowds. It's an ideal place to come if you enjoy digging for those cherished treasures you may have never even known you needed.

    This is another market where haggling is not only permitted but is part of the game. It's located right in the city centre.

    Location: Am Kupfergraben 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany

    Open: Saturday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed Monday–Friday)

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