A trip to Berlin’s Flohmarkt in Mauerpark is one of the things everyone seems to recommend that you do. As you might recall from our instagram, we were very recently in Berlin with a huge bunch of friends – there were about 11 of us in total and after a day or seeing the sights, followed by a long night out – we figured we would take things a little slower (during the day at least) and head over to the Flohmarkt.
I had no idea what to expect and although I’d heard the Flohmarkt was ‘awesome’- I was left thinking “How awesome can a flea market possibly be???” (For the uninitiated, Flohmarkt is Flea market in English)
Turns out, it can be pretty awesome for one main reason – (Reason Number 1) they have anything and everything under the sun available here. Like seriously, even if you’re a skeptic like me and not looking for anything at all, you will find something here that will take your fancy.
Here’s are a few more reasons why you need to visit the Flohmarkt in Mauerpark when you’re in Berlin…
2.) The are random adorable stalls here. I don’t even know what she’s selling – cakes? Soaps, perhaps? Who even cares? It’s just so darn cute! 🙂
My cousin found this mouse trap… and promptly proceeded to get her finger stuck in it! I laughed for a good 5 minutes before offering to help her with it.
3.) There’s food in the market too! Lots of it. And it’s pretty good too! 🙂 This is a great place to get a bratwurst or two.
4.) You’ll find some actual gems! Like this… er, I’m gonna say, guitar. It looks like a guitar f some sort. I don’t know much about musical instruments but it looks pretty unique to say the least.
5.) You’ll find every Lego character imaginable here!
6.) It’s a favourite for locals and tourists alike.
7.) There’s a beer garden! Need I say more?
I found this car…amongst other things.
Lloyd found this elephant…
*Elephant singing* “They see me rollin’, they hatin’…”
Also found this polaroid camera (along with another vintage camera)… It still works too!
Georgia found Peter the Piranha! *cigarette not included*
8.) There’s karaoke in Mauerpark and it is amazing! Everyone turns up for it – it’s an event in itself.