Friday, February 5, 2010

Spotted by Locals Archive: Bürkliplatz Flohmarkt - Zurich's Best Known Fleamarket


It’s Saturday morning. You just had your cup of coffee. The sun is shining on the lake, and you are strolling down the promenade without a care in the world. What could make this day better? Well one amazing bargain of course!

The best place to do a bit of bargain hunting and antique shopping is the Bürkliplatz Flohmarkt. Positioned perfectly between the Zürisee and the start of the Bahnhofstrasse, this most famous of flea-markets in Zürich is begging you to wander on by. I love to check out the jewelry, vintage clothes, old postcards, Swiss paraphernalia (think huge cowbells and copper pots), and your expected garden-variety junk and nick-knacks.

Make sure you have your bargaining hat on though as contrary to most shopping etiquette in Switzerland, it is okay to do a bit of haggling here – even if they refuse to drop their prices, you can try! Make sure you visit the stand with all the cowbells – I have it on good authority if you buy a big bell, you might get a small one thrown in for free! And if you need a bit of mid-bargain-hunting nourishment, a sausage stand is usually just a stone’s throw away. Happy hunting!
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Bürkliplatz Flohmarkt | Relaxing, Shopping
Bürkliplatz | Kreis 1 City (area map) | +41444117350
May – Oct Sat 08:00 – 16:00
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7 comments:

Elisa, Croatia said...

What a lovely picture to see what the locals do!

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Guided Tours Rome said...

We've been planning a trip to Zurich to visit some friends for a year now. I also love flea markets! This looks like the perfect thing to do while I'm there! (I just hope I can cross the boarders with my finds.) Do you know if it still goes on throughout July?
Sara

Jessica said...

Yes, it goes May - Oct...

May – Oct Sat 08:00 – 16:00

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