If you like searching for treasures and getting some great deals you have got to check out the Homburg Flohmarket! It takes place the first Saturday of every month, except December, from 8 am to 4 pm. While I was not impressed with Tongeren I loved Homburg! There are some great finds and the prices were even better. Be prepared to dig for the goods and go with a general idea of what your looking for, as there is so much to see! It’s much larger than Tongeren. While Nov. 7th was the last one for 2015 don’t worry they start again in Jan 2016!
Parking…well it’s a hot mess, LOL. Get there early if you want to get a spot easily, we arrived around 7:45 am and found some fairly easily. If you park on the road by the vendors expect pay a €15 fine. You can NOT park in the Hela parking lot, it’s gated and someone lets people in and out. The Lidl parking lot is full of vendors but on the side towards the Rathaus I seen a parking lot. You can also go past it and find some parking to the right. It’s hit or miss so if you arrive late plan to be patient as you look for parking.
Bring backpacks, carts, wagons, etc to carry your finds as it’ll be a good hike back to your vehicle. The bathrooms are located in the Rathaus and are €0.50 to use, make sure to use it while close because it’ll be a hike back to use it if you don’t.
There is food and drinks available, although the water all had gas so bring your own if you don’t like gassy water. You can also get soda, coffee, hot chocolate, etc. Food included brots, pretzels, waffles, and a few other things.
When you first arrive it looks like a small set up but as you start walking you see it starts to branch off in several directions and it covers a huge amount of property. We spent 3.5 hours there!
The vendors here are willing to haggle (unlike Tongeren) and the prices were much more reaonsable to start with here as well.
Here is what we ended up with:
table & chair €35
pizza board €13
printing letters €1 each
pool balls €7
German atlas from the 60’s €4
umbrella stand €5
sewing drawer €2, I was so excited about this!
If your wanting to go check it out in 2016 you can use the above website (it’s in German, use Google Chrome) for info and here are the dates, double check with the website before heading out!
November 5th (This is always the last one of the year)
Hope you can make it to one and check it out! If you’ve been what did you think?!
Know Before You Go
What: Homburg Flohmarket in Homburg, Germany.
How To Get There: It’s about 1 hour 20 mins from Spangdahlem, and 25 mins from Ramstein. GPS address: Homburg Rathaus Bürgeramt, Am Forum 5, 66424 Homburg, Germany
Parking: Can be tricky, get there early if you want to get a spot easily. If you park on the road expect pay a €15 fine. You can NOT park in the Hela parking lot, it’s gated and someone lets people in and out. The Lidl parking lot is full of vendors but on the side towards the Rathaus I seen a parking lot. You can also go past it and find some parking to the right. It’s hit or miss so if you arrive late plan to be patient as you look for parking. We arrived around 7:45 am and found parking fairly easy.
Cost: Free, just bring € to shop and to eat.
Traveling with little kids: Strollers are OK here and you’ll see people using wagons, carts, etc. to haul their finds as well. There are some narrow areas but for the most part you’d be fine with one.
Dogs: We seen several dogs with their owners.
How long: Plan on at least 3 hours, more if you plan to eat lunch.