Wether wet and cold or sunny and warm: In Berlin you don't have to miss out on shopping at the weekly market in any weather. Regular weekly markets, cosy eco-market, fancy streetfood market or nostalgic market hall – the offering is huge. If you like to listen to the offers of the market criers, haggle over cheese prices, chat with the organic farmer about their tomatoes or just enjoy the market atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. In every part of town – if not in every quarter – you can do your shopping at quaint weekly markets, satisfy your hunger at snack carts and food trucks and conclude your market visit with a steaming cup of coffee. As you stroll from stand to stand, gazing over fruit and vegetables, watching Turkish mothers bake and having Italian men sell you handmade pasta, you'll soon forget you're in the middle of hectic Berlin.
We've selected seven markets all over the city where you can do your weekly shopping and taste delicious treats. You'll soon notice that the markets vary considerably from district to district. In the Dahlem domain, young organic farmers sell you their home-grown potatoes in knitted sweaters, in the Arminius market hall in Moabit you like to wait in line for your currywurst, at the weekly market on Boxhagener Platz you can enjoy the village atmosphere in the middle of the big city and in the Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg you go on a journey back in time to the late 19th century. Whatever your preferences, you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for in our selection.
You can reach all our gourmet Tours comfortably with the S-Bahn — meaning more time in the markets and less time looking for parking. The markets are often only a few minutes away from the S-Bahn stations – so you can easily transport large purchases home. And if it gets too much, you can borrow your grandma's shopping trolley first.
In the late 19th century, the Berlin city council decided to build a total of 14 market halls in the districts of the growing city. Better hygiene, a central location, good storage options and permanent roofing made the halls a complete success. Of the 14 market halls in Berlin, only four have survived today, but they have enjoyed even greater popularity in recent years.Markthalle Neun between Eisenbahnstraße and Pücklerstraße is a real gem for gourmets. From Monday to Saturday you can stock up on regional products at the weekly market here. In addition, from Monday to Friday, all kinds of snacks, bakeries, coffee stands and ice cream sales spoil you with delicious treats.The best way to get to Markthalle Neun is from Berlin Ostbahnhof, which is served by the S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S7, S75 and S9. On the Schillingbrücke it goes over the Spree to Kreuzberg. Here you follow Engeldamm for a few meters and then turn into Wrangelstraße. All the way to the next street crossing and your stroll through the market hall can begin. With bags fully packed, the way back to Ostbahnhof is the same.
Berlin is big, rude, hectic and impersonal? Not in the center of Friedrichshain on Boxhagener Platz. Here on Saturdays at the weekly market almost town atmosphere on. Hipsters, punks, young families, long-time residents and tourists stroll around the market with relish, do the weekly shopping, exchange gossip and enjoy all sorts of goodies. Our tip: First vegetables from the Brandenburg farmers, then a freshly made Turkish gozleme and then a steaming espresso directly from the loading ramp of a Piaggio Ape are the perfect combination for a market day on Boxhagener Platz.With the S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S7, S75 or S9 you can easily reach the station Warschauer Straße. From the train station, you stroll over the Warsaw Bridge and then turn into the Revaler Straße. On the Simon-Dach-Straße you can enjoy the lively Friedrichshain and a little later you are standing at Boxhagener Platz. If you still feel like window shopping after your market round, you're in the right place. In the streets around the square you will find countless small shops with clothes, children's fashion, furnishings, jewelry and artistic. Back to the station it goes on the same way.
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For lovers of organically produced and fairly traded food, a weekly visit to the organic market at Kollwitzplatz is a must. In the peaceful ambience of Prenzlauer Berg you can browse through fruit and vegetable stands to your heart's content every Thursday, try beekeeping honey, taste cooked jams and buy first-class cheese. There are also stands with handmade products and some food trucks. Since the market takes place during the week, there is no big hustle and bustle here, because instead of weekend vacationers, it is mainly residents who stroll through the market.The starting point for your shopping at Kollwitzplatz is the S-Bahn station Prenzlauer Allee, which you can reach with the S-Bahn lines S41, S42, S8 and S85. From here you walk through the LSD district. This bears his name not because of the hallucinogen, but because of the three streets Lychener Straße, Schliemannstraße and Dunckerstraße, which run parallel through the district. The streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, fashion stores and children's shops. You follow Dunckerstraße, cross Danziger Straße and then Husemannstraße leads you directly to Kollwitzplatz. After a stroll through the market, the route takes you back to the train station.
The Arminusmarkthalle, opened in 1891 as Markthalle Zehn, is the Moabiter answer to the Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg. In addition to the food stalls that are open daily, you will find smaller restaurants with Italian cuisine, several bars and even shops for everyday needs. Becker's indoor snack bar is particularly popular, serving simple but fabulously delicious Berlin specialties such as currywurst, pea stew and eggs in bacon sauce - after all, it does not always have to be quinoa salad with pomegranate and avocado.From the S-Bahn station Bellevue, which you can reach with the S-Bahn lines S3, S5, S7 and S9, it goes on the Moabiter bridge over the Spree. Here you stroll a bit along the shore and finally turn into Krefelder Straße. After crossing the lively Turmstraße, you are already standing at the gates of the Arminusmarkthalle. Take a look around in the wide range, have a Currywurst and round off the visit with a coffee. Afterwards, you either walk back the same way or follow our tour to the nearby S-Bahn station Westhafen. From here, the S41 and S42 ring roads bring you back home quickly and comfortably.
At the foot of the Trinitatiskirche in Charlottenburg, a weekly market supplies residents with two days a week. On Wednesdays and Saturdays you can listen to the market rakers, bargain for vegetable prices and, above all, rummage through the great range of cut flowers. The market offers above all the everyday food supply, but at several snacks you can also taste different delicacies directly on site.The S-Bahn station Savignyplatz, starting point of your weekly shopping, is regularly approached by the lines S3, S5, S7 and S9. From here you stroll through the stately old building streets of Charlottenburg, admire the magnificent facades and before you know it, you already reach the weekly market at Trinitatiskirche. After stocking yourself at the food stalls with fruit, vegetables, sausage, cheese and fresh bread, head back to the Savignyplatz S-Bahn station via Kantstraße.
The domain Dahlem in the southwest of Berlin was for many centuries a manor with adjoining farm. Around 1840 it became a Prussian state property. As part of Berlin's urban expansion, the agricultural land was gradually converted into land, but a citizens' initiative was able to avert the complete closure after the Second World War. Since then, the old manor house, the barns and the remaining fields and pastures form the open-air museum domain Dahlem. The domain is still operated as a Bioland farm and every Saturday from 8 to 13 o'clock an organic market takes place on which the own products are sold. The assortment is supplemented by organic farmers from the Brandenburg surrounding area. The organic market is perfect for a family outing, where you can combine a visit to a museum, the weekly shopping and a petting zoo.The best way to reach the Ökomarkt at the domain Dahlem on the S-Bahn Grunewald. The S-Bahn line S7 takes you every 10 minutes to the starting point of the tour. From here you can walk past the Hundekehlsee lake, stroll along the shore of the Grunewald lake and soon after arrive at the domain Dahlem open-air museum. Here you can browse the market stalls, explore the changing exhibitions in the mansion and of course visit the animals in the pastures. With the supplies for the coming week, we will then pass the Grunewaldsee back to the S-Bahn station.
With over 250 stands, the weekly market at Winterfeldtplatz is the largest in Berlin. Accordingly, the offer is broad: In addition to the obligatory fruit and vegetable stalls as well as the sausage and cheese offer you will find unusual spices, baked goods from all over the world, clothing, nuts, sweets and of course various food trucks. Since the market takes place on both Wednesday and Saturday, you can get fresh food twice a week or simply enjoy the bustling market atmosphere.The starting point for your walk to Winterfeldtplatz is the S-Bahn station Yorckstraße, which is served by the S-Bahn lines S2, S25 and S26 at regular intervals. Via the Großgörschenstraße our tour takes you through the Kleistpark with the impressive Königskolonnaden. Just a few streets behind the park you can expect the hustle and bustle of Winterfeldtplatz. Around the weekly market there is also a wide gastronomy offer and many different shops. If you are quietly strolling across the market, you follow the tour back to the S-Bahn station Yorckstraße.