If you love European street markets, you should definitely squeeze Kollwitzplatz into your Berlin itinerary. Every Saturday from around 10am you'll find a fantastic farmer's market in Kollwitzplatz, in the Prenzlauer area. Fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables, quality wine and local cheeses are some of the lovely treats on offer, as well as homemade pastas and other dishes.
In the summertime, you'll find rows and rows of colourful berries and plump tomatoes. Come winter, the market promises to warm you up with roasted chestnuts and glühwein (mulled wine). You can enjoy a meal right in the square, or take some snacks to go and have a picnic in the nearby Wasserturm Park.
Not only is the market good for stocking up on seasonal German food, but it's also pleasantly atmospheric. The square itself is lined with gorgeous architecture, and there are plenty of places to see after you've thoroughly explored the market. When the vendors shut up at 6pm, take the opportunity to wander around Prenzlauer Berg and discover its many parks, cafes and restaurants. You can also do some window-shopping at the many cute boutiques in the area (we recommend Wertvoll - Fair Fashion Store on Marienburger Str.)
As well as the Saturday market day, Kollwitzplatz also has an organic market on Thursdays. The nearest subway stops are Senefelderplatz and Eberswalder Str. It's also within walking distance of Alexanderplatz.
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