Go for a browse in Leipzig’s flea markets

If you prefer rummaging for unique treasures to big shopping chains and shiny shopping malls, Leipzig is the city for you! Full of flea markets and vintage shopping opportunities, here are some of the most original spots for pre-loved shopping in Leipzig.

Antique and flea market at the racecourse
Undercover strolling at Feinkost
Junk and cool rags in a beer garden
Go west at Bürgerbahnhof
Shopping at witching hour at the circus
Festival flair at Täubchenthal


 

Antique and flea market at the racecourse

Once a month, horse racing bets and fashion finery are put to one side for the Antik- und Trödelmarkt to take its place. Hosted at Leipzig’s iconic horse-racing track (Galopprennbahn Scheibenholz) and the city’s oldest sporting venue, the setting is amazing for looking through a whole host of antiques and other treasures. Find everything from toys and books to clothes and antique homeware from a bygone era.

When: once a month
Where:  Rennbahnweg 2A, 04107 Leipzig

Undercover strolling at Feinkost

This small flea market in Leipzig’s trendy Karli neighbourhood is almost entirely undercover, making it the perfect flea market to visit whatever the weather. Feinkost flea market takes place on the first Saturday of the month from March to December and is full of hustle and bustle. There’s everything from pre-loved fashion and jewellery to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. There are also some food and beer stands for those who need a pick-me-up while shopping.

When: first Saturday of the month, March to December
Where:  Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 36, 04107 Leipzig

Junk and cool rags in a beer garden

This idyllic beer garden is a place to have fun in more ways than one. ©Robin Kunz

Hosted in the popular Tanzcafés Ilses Erika, on the edge of the Karli and Connewitz neighbourhoods, this flea market has a distinctly cool vibe about it. Called ‘Trödel, Ramsch und coole Lumpen’ (‘Junk, junk and cool rags’), this flea market happens on the second and fourth Saturday of each month in the venue’s beer garden. With a cosy atmosphere, there’s always a random and intriguing selection of second hand items to discover.

When: second and fourth Saturdays of the month
Where: Bernhard-Göring-Straße 152, 04277 Leipzig

Go west at Bürgerbahnhof

The location of this flea market is truly inspiring. ©LTM

Found in a former train station in the heart of the Plagwitz neighbourhood, the Westbesuch flea market (Flohmarkt Westbesuch) is a popular market in Leipzig. A whole host of artists, buyers, sellers and browsers flock here when the flea market is on every three months to see what’s going on. As well as cacophony of pre-loved items, this offers an all-round experience, with musical and artistic performances, literary sessions and culinary treats.

When: every three months
Where: Bürgerbahnhofs Plagwitz, heading south until right before Antonienbrücke

Shopping at witching hour at the circus

Shop when others are going to sleep. ©Nachtflohmarkt

This night flea market on a circus ground (Kohlrabizirkus) offers a quirky and original market experience in Leipzig. A huge market at 6,000 m², it’s also the oldest flea market in Saxony. Browse the stands while others are going to bed and discover everything from clothes and jewellery to pictures and stamps…plus a lot of random treasures in between. Located under the circus domes too, this is a place to enjoy in any kind of weather.

When: once a month
Where: An den Tierkliniken 42, 04103 Leipzig

Festival flair at Täubchenthal

Hosted a few times a year at this industrial-cultural space, THE MARKET at Täubchenthal. has a festival atmosphere. As well as plenty of stands with pre-loved items, there are also DJs and food trucks. In addition to the vintage goods, there are also sellers with hand-made crafts and totally original designs, making it a great spot for gift shopping too – particularly in the December edition of the market just before Christmas (THE MARKET- Christmas Edition).

When: three times a year
Where: Wachsmuthstraße 1, 04229 Leipzig


Leipzig has a range of amazing flea markets for you to discover and while away the hours! Our top picks above are just the start – you could also pay a visit to other markets at agra Gelände, Lindenauer Markt and Kulkwitzer See. Now it’s time to raid the piggy bank and go rummaging!

Get in touch if you have any questions – we’d be happy to help!

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