Kolbenova Flea Market
Hidden off the beaten track, u Elektry flea market, formerly known as Kolbenova, is a collectors’ paradise in Prague. Communist artefacts, furniture, clothes, CDs. and lots more at prices everyone can afford. Put on your walking shoes as the market is the largest flea market in the Czechia and most likely in Europe. Sturdy shoes are definitely needed as the walking lanes are often muddy when it has rained.
Trash and Treasures
Every weekend the grounds of a disused factory in Prague 9 transform into a Mecca for anyone hooked on flea markets. Kolbenova is said to be the largest Flea market in the Czech Republic. You will find here row after row of stands offering trash and treasures. This is the place to be for car-parts, winter tyres, electronics, musical instruments, clothes, shampoo, beads, toys and anything that springs to mind that you always wanted to buy but never did.
Arrive Early at the Flea Market
If you want to go home with true bargain, you will have to be there early. u Elektry opens as early as 7 am each Saturday and Sunday. The entrance fee of CZK 20 (€0.80) won’t break the bank. If you have junk or treasure to sell and you are happy with a 2×3 m spot, you just pay CZK 150 (€6) for the day if you are a pedestrian. When you take your car for a car boot sale, you will pay CZK 300 (€12). You will have 4×5 m to display your merchandise.
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
Flea Market Kolbenova / Bleší trhy Kolbenova
U Elektry 831/2c
Entrance fee: Adults: CZK 20 €0.80)
Children up to 15 – free
Every Saturday and Sunday from 7 am – 2 pm
Metro line B station Kolbenova
Photos Marianne Crone