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A Trio of Markets: Arkonaplatz, Mauerpark and Museumsinsel

October 25, 2009

From the organic farmer’s to the flea to the art and nostalgia, there is no shortage of variety or locations when it comes to markets in Berlin. So what better way to spend a Sunday (when almost everything in town is closed anyway) than to trawl a few markets?

Funky furniture finds at Arkonaplatz market

Buckets and more at Arkonaplatz market

Jams for sale (Arkonaplatz)

Random toys (including a popple! oh, the 80's!)

The ubiquitous Turkish fare

More food at Mauerpark

Bratwurst... of course!

The Mauerpark's 'food courtyard'

Strudels galore (Mauerpark)

Mmmm... apple and berry strudels

80's fashion, cute t-shirts and one-of-a-kind bags (Mauerpark)

Thirsty? Head over to one of the bars (Mauerpark)

Outside Mauerpark; people selling pies and random bits and pieces

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike! (Mauerpark)

A pair of wheels: yours for €40

All he wanted for Christmas was a trolley of beer...

Alongside Mauerpark

Karaoke at Mauerpark

Apparently random park mini-raves are a no-no

A stray beetle

The river Spree

Autumnal colours

The Bode Museum (Museumsinsel)

The Kunst und Nostalgie (art and nostalgia) market

Old records for sale (Kunst u. Nostalgie markt)

The Pergamon Museum (Museumsinsel)

The 'art end' of the Kunst and Nostalgie market

The markets at a glance…

  • Arkona Platz – flea market featuring bric-a-brac, 70’s furniture, handbags and random other bits and pieces. After checking this market out, take a 5-10 minute stroll over to Mauerpark (see below). On every Sunday from 10am to 3:30pm. To get there (Arkonaplatz, Mitte) take the U8 and get off at Bernauer Straße.
  • Flohmarkt am Mauerpark – flea market where you’ll find everything but the kitchen sink for sale; food, drinks, household items, clothes, bicycles… a whole array of random stuff. Makes for great Sunday wandering. Plus, you can take a break halfway through with a bite to eat and a drink in the centre ‘food courtyard’. When you’re done, have a peek over at the half of the park not covered with market stalls. Besides the young couples going for a stroll and the older men playing boules/petanque, I’ve seen a spontaneous mini-rave and a karaoke session pop up here (see photos above). It’s on every Sunday from 7am to 5pm. To get there (Mauerpark, Mitte) take the U8 and get off at Bernauer Straße or the U2 and alight at Eberswalder Straße.
  • Kunst und Nostalgie Markt (the art and nostalgia market) – antiques and art items, cold war memorabilia, books and old records are on display here every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm. The market is located alongside Museumsinsel in Mitte. The closest station is Friedrichstrasse and the lines that run through here are: the U6 or S1 / S2 / S5 / S7 / S9 / S25 / S75.

For info on other markets in Berlin, click here.


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