Flea market in Germany
If you are interested in unique, traditional and specially second hand goods, one of the good places for you can be flea markets in Germany. A lovely place to visit even if you do not need something to buy. I am sure that you will find something interesting to visit.
Flea Market is a kind of bazaar in which people can rent a table and sell unwanted household items there. Flea Markets can be found in just about any town. Some markets are held annually and semi-annually while others are conducted monthly, every weekend or daily.
If you want to know more about these markets near the place that you live, you can easily find about them and their schedule them online. The size of flea marks can be different in different cities, some are small with 20-30 vendors while others have hundreds. these flea markets can also held outside or inside or combination of both.
As a student you may always think to save money, these markets can be a good option to buy some of the things that you may need and you do not want to pay a lot for them, for example you can find cheap bicycles there or etc. Some of these flea markets sell mostly old and used items, while others sell mostly new merchandise, and most have a combination of both. As a visitor you may be interested to find antique goods and buy them, that is interesting to see some memorial devices belongs to second world war or some old gramophone discs, etc.
I found a good description about the name of “flea market”. According to Word and Phrase Origins by Robert Hendrickson, “These bargain markets have nothing to do with fleas. Flea market has been an American expression as far back as Dutch colonial days when there was a very real Vallie (Valley) Market at the valley, or foot, of Maiden Lane in downtown Manhattan. The Vallie Market came to be abbreviated to Vlie Market and this was soon being pronounced Flea Market. Today there is a flea market (marche aux puces) area in Paris.”
Enjoy your visit in flea markets all over the Germany.