Do you want to experience a whole new European touristic place? Then visit Konstanz Night Flea Market! This Konstanz Night Flea Market stretches for about 9 Kilometers (5,56 Miles) across the border between Swiss and Germany. Find a Souvenir from Nachtflohmarkt and collect wonderful memories. You can discover rare antiques and Hand-made products. This flea market is only held for two days from June 16th to 17th 2023. Don’t miss this chance!
24 hours flea market for everyone
The Nachtflohmarkt, which has around 1000 stalls, is the biggest flea market in southern Germany, so you should plan well. From Saturday evening 6 o’clock, many stalls open. You can find treasures and curiosities after dark. The mix of sellers is certainly a part of the incomparable charm. These sellers offer valuable pieces sometimes and offer you funny bargain – experience. That is how collectors and bargain hunters alike get their money’s worth. And even the little visitors’ eyes will shine too! Because the children of Konstanz and Kreuzlingen participate this fleemarket with their second-hand toys and books at the edge of this flea market. So, whole family can enjoy this this flea market. A tip: on the Swiss side, by the way, starting at 4 pm, the smallest ones can be part of this experience!
Walk cross the border
Starting point of the flea market is Kreuzlingen, the Swiss twin town. From there, the flea market extends through the historic center of Konstanz, over the streets Untere Laube and Obere Laube to the Rhine. And along the Rhine, the flea market expends again for several kilometers. Lake side is nice to walk with views and fresh air. Incidentally, there are customs cotroll between Germany and Swiss this weekend. But we recommend you to bring your passport!
By the way, you can pay in euros and franks at many stands. Many of the sellers are old flea market bunnies. They have two purses for the different currencies and are tuned to an international audience.
The signpost will help you to stroll, search and experience. You can find a model railway or car market. If you are a huge fan of music, you can visit record market too. In addition, a creative and craft market for home-made is located on the Schottenplatz, which is used exclusively by commercial sellers.
Around 400 volunteer flea market helpers are also working together with the police and the firefighter to ensure that everything goes smoothly and to gladly help visitors with questions and concerns.
Turn night into day
If you want to wandering over the flea market, we recommend you to bring the flashlight. Because after 22´o clock, it is hard to recognize treasures. Real professionals are even use their own headlamps. But for the most of visitors move to street or restaurant along the Rhine river or in the Konstanz center after 22´o clock. Because after 22´clock those places are more in the party mood. Locals and visitors gather together and make colorful new memories. That is why people call this Nachtflohmarkt: the best festival for citizen.
Especially in the historic district of Niederburg you will find a variety of traditional wine bars, cocktail bars and smaller pubs, which invite you to linger and make the flair of Constance Old Town. However, if you want to spend the balmy summer nights under the open sky, we recommend the beach bar of the Constance University of Applied Sciences with a view of the Rhine. Colourful cocktails, beach chairs, sandy beach and live music from the DJ make it a holiday in any case. But also with many small stalls around the flea market route is taken care of the physical well-being and the Rhine invites you to linger with its many small jetties.
Arrival to the flea market without stress
We recommend you to take a public transportation during those days. You can cross the lake with die Ferry Meersburg-Konstanz or Katamaran Friedrichshafen-Konstanz. From the harbor, you can reach the flea market on foot easily.
If you are train travellers, you can take „Seehas‘ between Singen and Konstanz. For those days, Seehas wil be more intensified. And the arrival from Swiss is also recommended.: a free shuttle bus takes vistors from the swiss train staition to flea market area in Germany directly.
Visitors who still want to travel to Konstanz by car should use the Park & Ride car park „Am Seerhein”. From there you can also walk within a short time on the Schänzle- or bicycle bridge to the site.
The perfect accommodation
To experience this Nachtflohmarkt 100%, you should stay inside of the Konstanz center. Reservate your stay now for flee market weekend! Hotel Gästhaus centro, which located right in front of the central train station, is the ideal accommodation for flea market visitors. From our hotel, you can visit and experience flea market and historical old town. Our team member will gladly share tips with you for perfect weekend in Bodensee area!
Hyeonyoung Kim, 2023 03.23.