bye-bye markthalle

Hello Händlerdorf?

Anyone looking for the flea market that normally takes place on the weekends on Marheinekeplatz was probably disappointed to find the piles of someone else’s rubbish replaced by huge, gleaming white containers.

Marheineke Markthalle closed for renovations yesterday. So until November, when the renovations should be complete, the square in front of the Passionskirche will look like some sort of construction site. Some of your favorite markthalle salespeople will move into those containers as of next weekend. By then I’m sure that gleaming white will have turned into urban artist free for all, which may or may not be an improvement. I’ll miss the indoor market but hopefully it will be even better in 2008.   

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