Say hello to “Euroflohmarkt” which is located north of Prenzlauer Berg, just off Berliner Straße. There is limited information online about this place, which is actually part of its charm – it means that it is never teeming with people (I’m looking at you, Mauerpark). To get there, head to the crossroads of Schönhauser Allee and Bornholmer Straße and keep going, on the left hand side after you’ve gone past a bakery and a Friseur, you will find the entrance to the courtyard.
Now, this isn’t really the kind of place that you can come to with something specific in mind. What you will find here is really random. Case in point: Baywatch on VHS feat. David Hasselhof.
Aside from 1980s series on video, you will find a whole load of things here and almost nothing has a set price. In the past I have bought an old picture frame for 5 euros, but the plethora of things to sift through is endless: old electronics, glasses, plates, vintage cameras, mirrors etc. You simply select your item and go and check with the guy how much he wants for it. Don’t be afraid to barter, you’re bound to get some money off if you try.
They do have a fairly good selection of furniture if you head into the back of the huge tin framed shed. This varies from old wooden wardrobes to tables and even a few rows of cinema seats. Price-wise I would say that this place isn’t any cheaper for furniture than other places – you are looking at 500€+ for most of the antique wardrobes, but the owner is really accommodating and will make and adjustments you might need and delivery can usually be negotiated into the price.
One of the best things about Berlin for me is the sheer abundance of fleamarkets selling all sorts of odds and ends that you never knew you needed. Stay tuned for more posts on Berlin flea markets in the coming months – as the weather gets worse here the hunt is on for ways to fill Sunday afternoons and seeing as the shops are closed, the markets are the way forward!