Found it at the Market – Bamberg Part 1

photo 10I hope you guys aren’t tired of my market finds yet, because this weekend was market extravaganza! Plus the weather was perfect for lots and lots of shopping.

My husband and I started on Friday with the Bamberg’s yearly antique market that takes place every October 3rd on the holiday of Tag der Deutschen Einheit (The Day of German Unity.) Over the years this antique market has grown into one of Europe’s biggest, welcoming 40,000 visitors and almost 500 traders from all over Europe.  Here the streets of the Altstadt (old town) are filled with venders of every kind, but remember this is one day only so arrive early and shop till you drop!

photo 9 photo 8 photo 7From fine antiques..

To mid-century fun…

and collectables of all kinds..

There is something for everyone.

This was my husbands pick, a pith helmet with photo documenting it’s use. Unfortunately this combo ran 280€ so it could not come home with us, but still fun to look at.
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I always love the amazing array of doll house furniture at the markets. It’s like a history of design in miniature, and the prices are smaller too.

photo 1The Bamberg market was amazing but it only takes place once a year so between these sorts of markets there are lots of local markets we love to shop regularly. Since Sunday was one of our favorites we headed to Wörnitz where they have a huge market that takes place on the first Sunday of every month. You will not find this market on the regular market website but you can find all the details you need at HERE. I highly recommend you stop by.

What a weekend, so many great finds. I’d say market shopping was a total success and of course we found lots of “Fat Lava.”  I scored all the great pieces below for less than 40€. Of course we got a lot more amazing stuff but far too much for one post so I will share those with you tomorrow along with some up close and personal shots of my favorite “Fat Lava.”



  1. Kathleen says:

    Since there aren’t a lot of markets where I am at, I feel like I’ve been on a trip and found a lovely place to peruse. Thanks for the visit..You took enough pictures that I felt like I was shopping with you!

    • Oh I love to hear that Kathleen. I love going to the markets and hope everyone enjoys my finds as much as I do.

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