Maybachufer

Maybachufer

Waterside rummaging

Türkischer Markt am Maybachufer – © Jupiterimages

The Turkish market at Maybachufer is always worth visiting, but in summer there’s even more going on here: crowds of people pushing their way past stands full of fruit, vegetables, cheeses, Mediterranean specialities and much more besides – from fabrics to jewellery. After loading yourself up with shopping, you then go the short distance to the water’s edge and eat the fresh fruit you’ve just bought, or alternatively, sit down in one of the many cafés bordering the market. Now everybody knows the trick at markets like this one. Either you get there incredibly early in the morning to snap up the best products before anybody else. Or just before it closes, so that you can pick up those bargains at a discount, because the traders can’t be bothered to pack them up again. Well, I tried the latter, but failed miserably to persuade an obstinate seller to part from his last bunch of parsley for what I thought was a very fair price in the circumstances. But anyway, it was still fun going there!