Flea markets, especially the ones that happen on a regular basis have lost some of the romance they had once spread. Nevertheless, strolling between the stands of some of the largest flea markets in Munich on Saturday mornings, not looking for anything special is inspiring, at least the first couple of times. Listed below are some of the larger regular flea markets in Munich.
The flea market at the Olympiapark (Ernst-Curtius-Weg 1, 80809 Munich) happens every Friday and Saturday (7am-4pm) if there are no larger events organised at the Park, or it’s a holiday. There are usually about 450 stands with clothing, toys and other more or less useful Schnickschnack (look it up) at fair prices.
Riem flea market (De-Gasperi-Bogen, 81829 Munich) takes place on Saturdays (6am-4pm) with your typical flea market offer. A good place to impress your better half by starring at used heavy duty power tools, wrenches and pliers like a real man.
The most charming flea market of the three large regular flea markets presented this time is the Kavallerieflohmarkt (Schwere-Reiter-Straße, 80797 Munich). On Fridays it lasts from 10am-8pm and on Saturdays from 8am-8pm. Usually there are some accompanying events taking place, there are food booths and there is always something happening for kids too.
Flea markets in different districts of the city are often announced by bright yellow or orange “Flohmarkt” posters and signs. There are various specialized flea markets which take place periodically. For instance, if you are planning to ski for the first time, or are looking for some costly hiking and winter gear, check out the Alpinflohmarkt on December 12 at the Blumengroßmarkthalle München, Schäftlarnstr. 2 (1pm-5pm).
The largest flea market in Munich happens once a year in spring at the Theresienwiesen. At flohmarktmuenchen.de you’ll find a regularly (monthly) updated calendar of flea markets in Munich.