Flea markets in Basel: leisurely browsing the Swiss way

Sustainability is all the rage. When it comes to alternative shopping, city of art and culture Basel is ahead of the field. Throughout the year, this city on the Rhine hosts numerous flea markets, enticing flea market enthusiasts from all corners of Switzerland and surrounding countries to stroll around and hunt for bargains. Check out our guide to discover which Basel flea markets are worth a visit.

Flea market at Petersplatz, Basel: collectibles for all ages

The flea market at Petersplatz in Basel takes place every Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A popular meeting point for second-hand enthusiasts, it has everything you could need for day-to-day living, from fine antiques to kitchen accessories and clothing. The extremely attractive prices of the goods on offer mean that the flea market at Petersplatz in Basel is a popular event for locals and tourists alike. In the centre of Petersplatz, children are also able to sell their toys, so the market is guaranteed to be a hit with kids too.


Incidentally, if you're clearing out your old things and want to earn a couple of francs for them, you can register with the local authorities for the flea market at Petersplatz in Basel at "External Affairs and Marketing / Fairs & Markets".

Flea market at Barfüsserplatz: bargain-hunting against a picturesque backdrop

In Basel’s old town, everyday items and collectibles are sold on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. The flea market at Barfüsserplatz in Basel is worth visiting for two reasons, because if you don't find what you're looking for at the numerous market stalls, the breath-taking surrounding buildings will make up for it. The opening hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. are also convenient for people who want to end their day with a visit to the flea market.

Flea market at the Market Hall in Basel: Sunday is flea market day

The indoor flea market in Basel is legendary. Young and old alike can delight in lovely second-hand items and rummage through the extensive range on offer to their heart's content. Regularly accommodating over 60 stall-holders, the flea market in the Old Market Hall in Basel at Viaduktstrasse 10 is one of the largest in Switzerland. The indoor flea market takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday. And if all that browsing has made you hungry, you can enjoy street food from all over the world or a substantial brunch from one of the food stalls. 

Evening flea market in Basel

The Old Market Hall also hosts the Basel evening flea market on the first Saturday of the month. Exceptionally at this market, it's not the early bird that catches the worm. The market's hours of 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. are ideal for night owls who want to go bargain hunting late into the evening. With annual special events such as the children's flea market and the Halloween evening flea market, even young bargain-hunters can get their money's worth. This indoor flea market in Basel also includes street food stands and cocktail, wine and beer stalls.