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Flea Market @Mauerpark – always on Sundays

Location

Right next to the MauerPark! If you get to Bernauer Street and stand in front of the park, you can find the flea market on the left. Only separated by a fence, there is a path parallel to the park. So this flea market is basically only one, but very long corridor. You can use both the Bernauer Street as well as the park itself to enter the flea market.

The Kick-off

Everytime there are many beautiful booths, but it`s still not overcrowded. Not yet. The action starts relatively late. The set-up won`t happen before 8 o`clock, usually iniciated by the professional jewelry and tech bargain hunters, but in general it only gets truly filled at 11 a.m. (For sellers obviously something silly). But for me very appealing is: Those who exhibit here are primarily private people, and not professionals! They have a lot of fun doing this!

Stuff & finish

Whether books, CD’s, lights or clothes, mainly cheap things can be expected. And in the end, many things are given away – because private people dislike to fill up their cellar again. The total sellout is around 5/6 p.m., because they cannot get back with their cars close to the stands before that time.

Extras

Something pleasant: there’s a cafe on the premises, das “Schönwetter” (the nice weather), where you can chill in the shade in lawn chairs, listen to DJ vibes and have some original sausages, if you like. You can also use the park next door to recover the strains of seeking. There always play a few small artists surprinsingly real good music, which gives the whole thing a pretty relaxing athmosphere.

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Madame Tussauds in Berlin

The most beautiful wax museum now established in Berlin

Its been a while that the Madame Tussauds in Berlin opened its doors, but expect a detailed review of Berlins latest big time attraction for tomorrow!


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Flea Markets in Berlin – Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg

Flea markets are en vogue and are facing an increasing popularity in Berlin. If you will be strolling around the districts Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg, the following summary might help you were to go.

Private weekly markets

Kino Kosmos, Karl – Marx – Allee 131 a

Fr, 10:00 – 17:00

Boxhagener Platz

Sa, 08:00 – 13:30

Koppenstraße / Ecke Karl-Marx-Allee

Tue and Thu, 10:00 – 17:00

At Kaufhof Ostbahnhof (Koppenstraße)

Mo to Fr, 09:00 – 18:00

Sa, 09:00 – 16:00

Schönleinstraße at Hohenstaufenplatz

Tue, 12:00 – 18:00

Sa, 09:00 – 15:00

Eco – Market at Chamissoplatz

Sa, 08:00 – 14:00

Eco – Market at Lausitzer Platz

Fr, 12:00 – 18:00

Flea market in Berlin, colourful impressions by meaduva

Flea market in Berlin, colourful impressions by meaduva

Special flea markets

Big Antique market at the Ostbahnhof

Su, 09:00 – 17:00

Flea market Bergmannstraße (Chamissoplatz/Marheinekeplatz)

Sa and Su, (Su only from April – October), 10:00 – 16:00

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The Berlin Wall – At Mauerpark

The Mauerpark in general

The Mauerpark is a park in Berlin. His name goes back to 1961 when the Berlin Wall was built, which was the border between the former Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding. Today, it is the border between the districts of Prenzlauer Berg (Pankow) and Gesundbrunnen (district centre). The areas around the Mauerpark are westbound the Brunnenviertel belonging to Gesundbrunnen, and in the east the Gleimviertel belonging to Prenzlauer Berg.

The Mauerpark - Berlin history close to Prenzlauer Berg

The Mauerpark - Berlin history close to Prenzlauer Berg

Worth a visit

Highly recommended is the wall close to the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark. Here you can discover really nice artwork such as the Rolling Stones Theme – I liked that pretty much. if you`re interested in spraying, you will find many young sprayers over here – hobby artists and pros.

The Mauerpark - Impressive part of the Berlin Wall

The Mauerpark - Impressive part of the Berlin Wall

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A weekend in Berlin – Berlin travel tips

Have you ever been on a weekend trip to Berlin?

No?
Well then it is really time for this!

My own personal Berlin travel tips for you.
And I don`t know where to start first …

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Saturday:

We stay at the Hotel Henriette. In a big city like Berlin is a true jewel of comfort.

New Hotel Henriette, Roßstraße 13
10179 Berlin

The Jewish Museum has given me a pretty strong impression. It takes at least 3 hours to get everything without beeing in a rush.
Extra Tip: On the 30th of August 2008 the “Long Night of Museums” will take place.
On the 13th of September, the museum will turn seven years. Therefore, on this day: Free admission for everyone!

The new Holocaust memorial.

The credit card is a great to use it in the Hackeschen Höfe, or KaDeWe to shop until you drop!

Cafe latte in Einstein – the time has stood still here, a little bit alternative, but the service is first class. Kurfürstenstraße 58, U Nollendorfplatz.

To have a feast go to La Pignata in the evening! Spielhagen 2, U Bismarckstraße.

And in the “Bar jeder Vernunft“: Typical Berlin cabaret scene in an old mirror tent with super nice, slightly crazy atmosphere.
Schaper 24, U Uhlandstraße

Happy and tired I am already looking forward to tomorrow!

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Sunday:

Who wants to get up early, should necessarily go to the flea market in the street of the 17th June.
Strasse des 17. Juni, all year round Sat and Sun.

When the weather is brilliant, a trip on the Spree river is a must! Iyou can recover from long “strolling” through the city and after all its wonderful to see the sights of the city from a completely different perspective!

Then check out the exhibitions in the Old National Gallery.
Ice cream at “Australian” on the Friedrichstr. (at the U-Bahn station).

Definitly a pity to go back home. I would have liked to have stayed longer ….

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Get in touch with Berlin`s history!

museums, parks and art galleries

Immerge yourself into the brilliant vibe of this unique metropole city. find your spot along famous Kastanienalle, walk around the Reichstag or just have fun in one of the infamous nightclubs such as the trasor or Panorama Bar.

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