Berlin – Travelling in Berlin should not only enjoy the museum and the gardens are beautiful. The city also offers a shopping tour that is not less interesting.
Forget shopping trip to the supermarket or the mall or the famous Alexanderplatz Potsdamerplatz could drain money. That is normal. As a tourist, this one also shopping adrenaline, that thrift shopping a.k.a to the Flea Market. In German called “Flohmarkt”.
Flea market is very well known in Berlin as a place to shop for foreign tourists, and citizens of Berlin. In this place, all the stuff there. Clothing, jackets, bags, shoes, accessories, to books. There are also household items such as dishes, glassware, dining table, furniture until used bicycle. Antiques can also be found here.
Though the former, stuff still looks new and worthy life. Take the example of clothing, jackets, or shoes. Usually clothes and jackets are only used a few times by the owners. “This is all my personal belongings and children. Closet I cannot contain it anymore, so I’m selling,” said Diana, flea market sellers Mauerpark, told Tempo.
Diana not grandiose. The important goods sold. Some shirts and shirt that looks still very new he was selling at a price of 1-3 euros. Besides the price is very cheap, the stuff here is still negotiable. “Shirt I bought was around 17 euros, I sold 2 euros,” he said smiling.
Flea market in Berlin not only in Mauerpark. There are several other locations such as Strasse des 17 Juni, Moritplatz, and Arkonaplatz. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 08.00 until 18.00. There also are only open on Sunday.
I chose to Mauerpark last July because this is where the largest flea market in the capital city of the German state. The extent of more than one possible size of a football field. Rounding the large field containing diverse jualanan it, I make sure the two hours was not enough. Moreover, the low price offer is very tempting.
Mauerpark always crowded visitors, tourists and residents Berlin spilled there. My friend, Irma, nimble here and there. He bought a famous brand watches. Merchandise is new, but the price is very skewed because few scratches and the battery died around Rp 80 thousand. “7 euros,” said the salesman called final bid price of 12 Euros before he offers.
My friend is very smart bargain. In addition to hours, other items already in the bag as bags, sunglasses, and a jacket. For the three objects that are still okay, he just does not spend more than 10 Euros.
Two weeks later, I invited friends from India to try Strasse des 17 Juni near the largest park in Berlin, Tiergarten. But the flea market this one is different from the Mauerpark. As the name implies, located just along the road des 17 Juni, about 250 meters in front of the hotel Novotel.
Goods sold more specific like antiques and old-fashioned. For me, a typical European antiques is very tempting to be collected. Moreover negotiable. I ended up buying a miniature German postal yellow car for 10 Euro or about Rp 120 thousand. That is, after the sellers insisted that offered 18 euro for miniature antique cars.