Germany: One Last Day & Secondhand Shopping (3)

Today I am in Dusseldorf, perhaps for the last time in a long while. I am here to collect Sean, and the last of our thing. In my haste to depart I did manage to fail utter and completely at my task at hand and forgot the only items I actually needed: my keys. Luckily our fantastic landlady Silvia came to the rescue with a spare key and we managed to get things sorted.

On this last occasion I would like to share with you a few more second hand places I frequented over the past 6 months.


Trödel – und Antikmarkt Aachener Platz

Again, this market we have found through and it’s being held every week on the Saturday. There is a tram stop nearby and it is a popular market with locals and tourists alike. The outdoor market, with normal market goods like fruit and veg, bread, electronics, toys and clothing and secondhand offerings by dealers and regular individuals alike, surrounds a pavilion where you’ll find a bar, with food, live music and a good number of dealers. The items you get here may be a little pricier, but they are good.

Come here if you are looking for something special, and are not afraid to spend a few tenners.

Location: Ulenbergstraße 10 in Dusseldorf

Date: Every Saturday, from 6:00 to 16:00


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Rash und Raus, Schloßstraße

This Cash und Raus, unlike the other one mentioned in an earlier post on Secondhand shopping in Dusseldorf, hardly sells any books or records, but carries a large volume of fabrics, cheap clothing and crockery / glassware, along with some pieces of furniture and bric-a-brac. Especially the section with the clothing is something worth checking out as many a bargain may be had!

Location: Schloßstr. 58, Dusseldorf

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 – 19:00, Sat 10:00 – 14:00


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Oxfam, Nordstrasse and Friedrichstrasse

The Oxfam charity shop chain is widely known within the UK and it seems the name (and the shops) have spread throughout Germany. Dusseldorf has two: one on Nordstrasse 9 and one on Friedrichstrasse 25 (pictured). Both shops are, as expected fairly similar – they carry books, Cd’s, clothing, bags, shoes, and various household goods / bric-a-brac.

Even though the shop at Nordstrasse may have the occasional little find – and the clothing always seems to be in good condition – the Friedrichstrasse seems more focused on books, some of them seemingly new, but the clothing looked old and worn. Both shops are NOT cheap, asking 5-10 euros for a fully worn out top seems the norm, and 15 euro+ for anything slightly nice.


Location: Nordstrasse 9, Dusseldorf

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 – 19:00, Sat 10:00 – 15:00


Location: Friedrichstrasse 25, Dusseldorf

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10:00 – 19:00, Sat 10:00 – 15:00


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But I will miss this……


coffee in a jar

coffee in a jar



Hofgarten, dusseldorf

Hofgarten in Fall









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