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Time Out says

Once an off-limits area at the Berlin Wall, this park is now home to one of the city’s most famous flea markets

What is Mauerpark?

Mauerpark used to be a no man’s land, where between 1961 and 1989, the Berlin Wall separated East from West. Soon after the wall came downm it was given new life as a park. 

Today, it is a greenspace, home to one of Berlin’s most famous flea markets, and surrounded by some of Prenzlauer Berg’s best cafes, restaurants and cafes.

Is it worth visiting?

The flea market here is the main reason that Berlin residents and visitors come here when it is held every Sunday. Rows and rows of stall owners hawk everything from antique homewares to second-hand boots.

The other reason? The famously popular weekly outdoor singing session, Bearpit Karaoke. Volunteers raise their hands and are picked to walk the steps to share their singing talents (or lack thereof).

Coming off the park you’ll also find Mauersegler, a chilled-out beer garden with classic German pub grub and good tunes. 

What time is the flea market?

You’ll find the flea market every Sunday from 9am to 6pm.

You’ll spot it immediately by the food and drink stalls which pop up on the first row near the entrance; we’re talking Berlin classics like currywurst and kebabs, and more international food like bao and takoyaki. There are many vegan and vegetarian options.

When should I visit?

Visiting Mauerpark is hassle-free, as no booking is required, but it looks its absolute best in summer (obvs). The park is easily accessible to the general public and is particularly family-friendly, making it a favourite among children. 

While there are some cobblestoned paths, the majority of the park's paths are wheelchair and pram-friendly.


If you’re looking for lunch on a non-market day, Bonanza Coffee Heroes, 60 Seconds to Napoli and Eispatisserie Hokey Pokey ice cream store are just some of the popular options to pick from nearby.

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Kate Bettes
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