Looking for a different way to spend your weekend in Berlin? Keep reading for our recommendations on Berlin’s best markets.
Popular with both locals and tourists, nothing beats spending your Saturday or Sunday at one of Berlin’s best markets. From traditional farmer’s markets and classic flea markets to a local artist’s market and hip street food market, there’s something for everyone. Which of Berlin’s markets should you visit? We’ve rounded up some of Berlin’s best markets below, so you know won’t miss must-see places!
The largest weekend market (and one of the must-see places in the city!) in Berlin is the Winterfeldplatz Markt. Located in Schoenberg, it’s open every Saturday. Here, you’ll find all the fixings of a traditional farmer’s market and more! We recommend buying some of the homemade jams or locally made sausages on offer. In true Berlin fashion, Winterfeldplatz Markt is also home to many street food vendors – taste test delicious Chinese, Indian, French and German foods while you shop.
Markethalle Neun is one of Berlin’s most famous markets. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday you’ll find a traditional farmers market, with vendors selling meats, cheeses, produce, and more. Every other day except Sunday, you’ll find a market full of vendors selling delicious street food. Since it’s inside, Markethalle Neun is open year round! We recommend visiting on Thursday evenings for Street Food Thursdays, a weekly event showcasing the best street food that Berlin has to offer. Seriously, you can find some incredible dishes here, so show up early and make sure you’ve got an appetite!
Mauerpark Flea Market
Maybe the most famous open-air flea market in Berlin, Mauerpark Flea Market is open every Sunday! You can find everything here, from vintage clothing and vinyl records to antique furniture and out-of-print books. You’ll even find vendors selling handmade jewelry and art. If you have the time, this is a must-see market, and well-worth the rummage – you never know what hidden gems you’ll find! Enjoy a picnic of street food from one of the nearby vendors as you shop, and finish your day with karaoke in the Bearpit! — Want to learn more about Sundays in Mauerpark? Check out our article on the best FREE things to do in Berlin!
Art Market at Zeughaus
Interested in buying some local art? Visit the Art Market at Zeughaus, where you’ll find tons of local artists selling original pieces. Berlin’s artists have lots to offer here, including paintings, graphics, sculptures, jewelry, photography, handmade goods, and more. Since everything is made by local artists, you’ll find that prices are cheaper than if you were to buy from a gallery. The Art Market at Zeughaus takes place every Saturday and Sunday. It’s located at Museum Island, so is the perfect spot for a break between museums!
Visiting Berlin over Christmas and New Years? You have to visit one of the many pop-up Christmas markets! You’ll find so many Christmas markets just by wandering around the city, but here are two of our favorites:
Berliner Weihnachtszeit – You’ll recognize this one by it’s massive (50 ft) Ferris wheel. It also boasts the largest skating rink in Berlin. You can skate the rink for free if you bring your own skates, or rent a pair for just 4 euros.
Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt – while a bit further away from the city center, it’s totally worth the trip to visit this charming traditional Christmas market. Here you’ll find handmade good, Christmas decorations, and art – it’s a great place to get unique gifts! Many stalls sell food, so be sure to enjoy some delicious treats while you shop.
These markets are just some of the must-see places that Berlin has to offer – a walk around the city will open your eyes to so many more amazing markets! Want more specific recommendations on other markets to visit? Chat with Gooster, your very own tourist buddy, on Facebook Messenger and get your personalized recommendations and tips for travellers today!