The Berliner Fahrradmarkt are periodically-held bicycle flea markets, held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Where are the flea markets?
The locations vary: markets are held in Kreuzberg, Moabit and Schöneberg. Check their facebook or google to find the next location and date: there are usually two per month between March and November.
Important to note: there is more than one group organising these flea markets.
It’s worth getting there early to find the coolest bikes. Prepare to haggle, the bikes sold are often listed at inflated prices and you can usually pay significantly under the displayed price if you’re prepared to bargain a bit.
It’s also worth bringing someone along who knows a bit about bikes if you intend on buying something.
What’s on offer?
As well as bicycles, you’ll usually find a selection of accessories: helmets, locks, baskets, tires and spare parts. Pop-up bike repair shops are also often on hand.
As you can see in some of the photographs, some of the vendors attach a document to the bicycle: this contains information pertaining to the original seller of the bicycle so as to give you peace of mind that the bike hasn’t been stolen. It’s unlikely that a vendor would risk selling a blatantly stolen bike at a Fahrrad Flohmarkt: the police are often also in attendance.
These markets are a good place to find a vintage Rennrad (racing bike), although we feel that you can definitely find a better deal if you invest some time looking on eBay Kleinanzeigen, especially if you want something with a clean frame. However, for the sake of convenience, or purely just out of curiosity, checking out a Fahrradmarkt is not a bad idea.
Here are some photos from one of the Fahrradmarkts at Winterfeldplatz in Schöneberg.