When it’s warm and sunny on the weekends, the last thing you want to do is stay at home all day. Trust me, you start appreciating the good weather more than you ever imagined when you live in Berlin.
The most natural thing to do on those days is to go out and walk around, go to a park, or maybe take the train or bus and go on a excursion outside the city. Although if you’re feeling kind of lazy and want to stay around your neighbourhood, probably the best option is to visit some weekly flea markets.
There are many street markets around Berlin, and very diverse depending on the area where they are being held. From my experience I can only talk about the ones I’ve just visited next to my place.
Wochenmarkt Kollwitzplatz (Prenzlauerberg): It’s a bit small but has a good mix of food and crafts stalls. You have a good offer of vegetables and Biofood if you’re into healthy nutrition. The location is nice, Prenzlauerberg is a beautiful neighbourhood to explore on foot.
Opening hours: Thursdays 12:00 – 19:00h / Saturdays 09:00 – 16:00h
Wochenmarkt / Flea Market Boxhagenerplatz: Tired of the poor quality of the food at the supermarkets? If you want to grab some fresh groceries, this is your place. Farmers sell their products every Saturday in this square in Friedrichshain. On Sundays though, there’s a flea market with second-hand stuff. A small Mauer Park market, but without tourists 😉
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 – 15:30h
Hope you enjoy the market tip!