Kolbenova Flea Market
Kolbenova Flea Market is now u Elektry Flea Market and a Mecca for bargain hunters in Prague. It is off the beaten track, located in the Vysocany district in Prague 9 and easy accessible by metro or tram. Every weekend, the area turns into a huge flea market for browsing and buying and where anyone can rent a spot to sell surplus household goods, clothes, DVDs and whatever is stacked in the attics. Professional traders are a minority.
Flea Market u Elektry
U Elektry is the largest flea market in the Czech Republic and claims to be one of the largest in Europe. Over 600 sellers are spread over 50,000 square meters. It is best to visit in fine weather as the whole market is an open-air affair and many traders will not come when it is cold or rainy.
What to look for
The u Elektry flea market is a pleasant chaos of all kinds of items. There are no organized booths, the whole market is a jumble of objects on tables, in car boots or piled up in baskets and tarps on the ground. It is a true treasure trove where you will find everything you need and lots more that you don’t need: Communist era mementos, military medals, furniture, clothing, CDs, DVDs, vinyl LPs, winter tires, electronics, musical instruments, cell phones, beads, toys, refrigerators and much more. And also foodstuffs, some of which have reached their ‘sell by date’. There is also plenty of opportunity to eat something at one of the food stalls.
A few tips from the editor of Prague-Now:
* Arrive early
* Carry cash – credit cards are not accepted
* Bring a sturdy bag
* Learn some Czech key phrases:
* How much is .. – kolik dělá
* I’ll buy it at – kupuji si jej
* My lowest price is – můj nejnižší cena
How to get there
!!! Arrive early for the best deals.
The market opens on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 am to 2 pm.
Metro line B to Hloubětín or tram 8 or 25 to U Elektry
Entrance fee is CKZ 30 (€1). Credit or debit cards are not accepted.
U Elektry Flea Market
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