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St Vith Troedelmarkt 02(c)Stephan Offermann

Major art and flea market

Centre of Sankt Vith

Numerous exhibitors present their awesome wares to intrigued visitors. Traditionally, this summer flea market attracts more visitors than there are inhabitants in the community.

On the 1st Friday in August, the streets and lanes of this little town are almost beyond recognition.

Clothing, ceramics, games, books, antiques: private individuals and market traders set up stand after stand with a total length of more than 5 kilometres and offer their wares for sale, some more loudly than others. On this midsummer Friday, the chances are good for those who like rummaging. The region's largest flea market invites visitors to indulge in some bargain hunting.

The St. Vith flea market was held for the first time – on a much more modest scale – in 1997. Then it grew steadily over the years and developed into a really major attraction, reaching totals of 15,000 visitors and 1,240 exhibitors on its 20th anniversary in 2017.

Did you know...

... that the term 'flea market' originated in the French language? Marché aux puces was the name given to a bric-a-brac market by the Seine in Paris because, in the vernacular, the items of clothing that could be bought there were often full of fleas.

Practical information

Date & hour
04.08.2023 > 15:00 - 22:00

St. Vith

Centre of Sankt Vith

E. marketing@stvith.info
H. troedelmarkt.stvith.info