Farmer’s markets (or in German: „Wochenmärkte“) are always a great way to take in a city’s vibe. Which local produce is in season? For which kind of recipes do people shop? In Berlin, Maybachufer Markt is the place for locals and tourists alike to do the weekend shopping on a Friday. If you like to go on a slow Saturday morning (or Wednesday, both until 3 pm), you might want to try the market at Karl-Marx-Platz: It’s a small market in a little square close to the S-Bahn station Neukölln– nothing fancy, just good produce on a few stands (my favorite is the Polish one right by the entrance at Karl-Marx-Straße).
Plus, you can have cheap, authentic Gözleme (dough filled with potatoes, spinach and/or cheese) outside a window just opposite the market. Don’t forget to take a stroll in the beautiful neighborhood of Rixdorf, the old part of the Neukölln district, with farmhouses and little alleys surrounding the beautiful square Richardplatz.