Flea Market.

Frequently, an item that one person tidies out can be a real treasure for somebody else. Nowadays, many people switch on the computer and hop on the Internet in order to find a good bargain. However, flea markets have many advantages over the internet-based version of treasure hunting:

Not only that you get a bit of fresh air, but you can also have a friendly chat with the seller and thereby learn a little more about the item’s individual history.

Flea markets in the Ruhr area offer everything a bargain lover’s heart desires: antiquities, new and second hand clothes, books, old toys as well as articles of everyday use like toothpaste, batteries or smaller household goods.

Special flea markets for children’s wear and toys are very popular in Germany, too. They are organized by kindergartens, youth institutions or local parishes in order to help parents keep the expenses for their little ones within reasonable limits.

Besides, there are any specialized flea markets, e.g. for antiquities, records which will make every collector’s heart beat faster. Information on time and place can be found in specialty journals and on their homepages. Germany’s largest journal of this kind is the Trödler & Sammler Journal.

So join in the fun of treasure hunting and enjoy the unique atmosphere – you surely won’t leave without having bought something.
Our list below provides you with the addresses and opening hours of some popular flea markets in the region.

Flea Markets in the Ruhr Area

Fegro Bochum
Bochumer Straße 119
44866 Bochum
Every second Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
Organizer: Lothar Siegel
Phone: 02064 473 50

Rathausvorplatz Bochum
Willy Brandt Platz
44782 Bochum
Every third Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm
Organizer: Tom Pokatzky
Phone: 0234 686 130

Parkplatz UNI Ost
44801 Bochum
On Saturdays from 5 am to 2 pm
Organizer: KUP
Phone: 0209-27 31 03

City Trödelmarkt Hildastrasse Dortmund
44145 Dortmund
Organizer: W.W.H. Marketing
Phone: 02592 201 41
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm

Uni Dortmund
Parkplatz Emil-Figge-Str.
44227 Hombruch - Dortmund
Organizer: Ostwald
Phone: 0231 459 922
Every Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm

Parkplatz, Duisburger Straße/B 8
Duisburger Straße
47166 Obermarxloh , Duisburg-Hamborn
Organizer: K & D
Phone: 0209 982 890
Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 am to 2 pm

Autokino Essen
45356 Essen - Bergeborbeck
Organizer: Kopp Märkte
Phone: 0221 364 703
Every Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm

Altendorfer Strasse Essen
Altendorfer Strasse
45127 Essen
Organizer: K&D
Phone: 0209-98 28 90
Every second Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

Pferdebahnstr. 51
45141 Essen
Organizer: Titan Promotion
Phone: 0201 646 3527
Every Saturday

Trabrennbahn Gelsenkirchen
45883 Gelsenkirchen-Feldmark
Organizer: Kreaktiva GmbH
Phone: 04827 2479
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm

Rhein-Ruhr-Zentrum Mühlheim
Organizer: Melan
Phone: 0241 189 5400
Every first Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

Kirmesplatz Saarner Aue
Mintarder Straße
Organizer: Zahn
Phone: 02054 834 31
Every last Sunday in a month from 11 am to 6 pm

Flohmarkt Vestlandhalle
An der Vestlandhalle
45658 Recklinghausen
Organizer: Vogt
Phone: 0281-89151
Every first Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm


German Link: Trödler & Sammler Journal…