The Kolbenova market Prague is full of things you never know you would ever need
The Kolbenova flea market is the largest in Czech Republic. Here I want to give you all information how to visit Kolbenova, how to get there and everything else you need to know.
Sunday morning, 8 o’clock: In Line B that goes out of Prague people stand very close to each other. Only at the metro station Kolbenova the wagons suddenly get empty. The reason for that: opposite of the station, on an old factory site for locomotives, there is the supposedly largest flea market in the Czech Republic.
75 Czech koruny, that is about three Euros or 4 U.S. dollars, is the entrance fee to the 50,000 square meter site, which at first glance looks like a huge, extremely dusty junkyard. And most of what gets sold here is exactly that: junk.
But in between there are things that are hard to find even at most exclusive flea markets in Europe, and if so, only at exorbitant prices: from decades-old pieces of furniture to old whiskey carafes made out of crystal glass, from cheap, Russian cameras, fake DVDs and cosmetics like “Channel” or “Dolcel and Gabana” to car hoods of models that no longer have been around for decades. Even firearms and grenades are found abundantly. And just like at Piccadilly Flea Market in London, of course one finds relics from the National Socialist era.
A variety that is unmatched – at prices that you will find nowhere else. Not without good reason antique dealers from all over Europe come here to buy all the things that they re-sell later way too expensive.
For strengthening between there are plenty of barbecue stalls on Kolbenova flea market Prague with red paprika sausages, sour pickles out of giant buckets and of course cold, Czech beer. This flea market in the north-eastern district of Vysočany is a treasure trove full of useful and useless things, functional and broken stuff and for things that you not even knew that you absolutely need them. And there is even one thing you get for free: dust in every pore. But somehow this belongs to the whole experience.
Hard Facts to Kolbenova Flea Market:
City: Prague / Country: Czech Republic / Continent: Europe
Opening times: Saturday and Sunday mornings 7-13 clock, all year round
Admission: 75 CZK (about 3 euros or 4 U.S. dollars)
How to get there: Metro line B (yellow line) to station Kolbenova flea market
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