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Flea market at Mauerpark

There are actually plenty of things, you could do in Germany.

But one thing I can really highly recommend is traveling to Berlin and joining the flea market at the so-called park of the wall: “Flohmarkt im Mauerpark“.

At that flea market, you can certainly find a lot of clothes, shoes and ancient stuff.

But there are also some local modern artists selling there work or drawing and writing right in that moment in front of you. Just around the next corner of the market, you will find the food area.

A huge quantity of different food trucks is lined up at this point. There are trucks selling Falafel, Sushi, KImchi, Kebab, Burger, Fish, Sausages, Pizza…practically everything you can imagine.

And the best thing is that they are selling it very cheap. So in case, you came there starving it might be a good idea to just walk amongst the crowd and stop at every truck that appears in front of you and which food smells good.

But still that’s not it! If you’re done with looking around at the flea market, grab some food and drinks and head quickly to the most important spot at this market.

Because every Sunday, which is, by the way, the day this wonderful market appears, the “Karaoke-Guy” will also be there. Just step away from the crowd and go to the amphitheater in the park right next to the market.

At this place, every Sunday at 3 pm the Karaoke-man will show up with his movable karaoke machine.

And then hours and hours of beautiful, or even not so beautiful singing are starting.

Everybody can be a volunteer at this stage and can show his skills to the audience. It is really fun watching and hearing those people even if you’re not singing and just sitting there and enjoying the atmosphere.

If you still wanna know more about this flea market or the karaoke event you can check it out online or watch some videos on youtube.

The text was written in December 2019.

Short bio of the volunteer:

I am Marli from Cologne, Germany. Just arrived at Madeira after finishing my supervisor activity in a kids camp. Now I am here and find it absolutely stunning!



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