One of the favorite places for guests on our “Frankfurt on Foot Walking Tours” to go to on Saturdays after their tour, is to the Flea Market, especially if it is the week that is on the Main River, running along the Museum Mile.
The Flea Market in Frankfurt has been going on for many a year. Every Saturday, folks would gather along the Main riverbank beginning at the Eisener Steg bridge and buy and sell to their hearts delight. A few years ago, it began switching locations every other week, with it being on the river bank one week, and the other week, it is located at the East Harbor. The Flea Market at the East Harbor (Osthafen) is easy to get to, just take the #11 tram from the Römer (our tour meeting point) to Lindley Strasse. This is about a 5 minute ride from the Römer. One is expected to bargain, and the later in the day it gets, the better the bargains get, as long as you don’t mind risking losing that special treasure you had your eye on. There are 2 levels at the river location and the one down by the river is mainly clothes. This becomes a mad house at the end of the market.
Hours are from 09:00-16:00 at both locations.
Frankfurt Flea Market
There are other flea markets held in Frankfurt, most notably at the Bornheim Saalbau, the Eisporthalle parking lot, Jahrhunderthalle and various churches and kindergartens. There are often Antique or Trödel markets combined with these and one of my favorite places to buy German souvenirs. People don’t have yard sales or garage sales, so this is the best way to find all kinds of stuff. Check back here for dates, or check on our Facebook Fan page.
For an indoor flea market that is open every day except Sundays, located at Gluckstrasse 8,
Another indoor flea market that is open M-Sat. from 12-19:00 in Bockenheim, on Schloßstrasse 7-9
raus-aus-dem-keller flea market
For lists of flea markets, antique markets, etc. going on in neighborhoods and in Frankfurt itself:
Oh, and the German name for Flea Market – “Floh Markt”