"Floh Markt" AKA Flea Market in English is a regular feature every weekend in Germany. When I first heard about it, the idea didn't sound appealing or rather was not made to sound appealing. What I understood was people came and sold old items either not of use to them or no longer wanted. Friends suggested us to go and have a look. To prove me right, the first Floh Markt we attended saw us take a look at a lot of trash and nothing of value. We never attended any more, until I had a look at Frau's treasures. I was surprised at all the lovely things she had purchased at Floh Markt's in Germany. I proceeded to tell my husband with excitement that we could find treasures like her & it was with enthusiasm we attended one this weekend. Here are our treasures of which I am the proud owner now :)
Crystal basket and X'mas tree, 9 euros
Ceramic flour and Coffee containers, 8 euros
A painting of the Madonna, 3.50 euros
The next one is a favorite of the entire family. For me it was love at first sight. A ceramic plate( 9 euros) to be hung on the wall of a Deutsch Grandma with her grandchildren, and the goodies she has baked for them behind on a table. Reminded me so much of my mother along with my kids, she reading to them and all the Indian goodies she makes for them.
My husband and I enjoyed this experience very much. We do plan to do more of this. Looks like I am beginning to love the German way of life!!!
P.S :- Would love to know whether bargaining is okay at such markets and if so, how do we go about??
Hosted by Southern Hospitality