Second Hand Bazaars of Wrocław; Młyn Sułkowice and Świebodzki
In the early Sunday mornings, you can see some unusual crowd with bags and wheelbarrows. If you follow them, you reach the lively alternative places of Wroclaw: second hand bazaars! In this article I want to introduce two of them. My first visit was in a very cold day on February 2018. I remember that my frozen feet didn’t allow me to having fun. However with warm weather everything has changed. Visiting these bazaars become my favorite activity on Sundays.
First one is located in Młyn Sułkowice. When you see the old tiled building with flue from the bus’s window, you can understand that it is the right place. You can follow the crowd to reach the entrance.
In the bazaar, florists and grocers welcome you first. They sell beautiful plants, fresh vegetables, fruits for reasonable prices. After that there are some benches with first hand products, such as clothes, shoes, repairing tools, etc. Then the main second hand sellers started to be seen. If the things are small enough, they use cardboard boxes. Generally kitchen tools, toys, frames, photo albums and vinyls are sold with this way. You should search for the deep parts of the dusty boxes to reach your treasure. Some people bring plastic gloves for this job. Kitchen tools prices are very cheap. You can barrow nice wine glass for only 1 zloty. Other than these, there are sellers with pick-ups. They sell everything that can be found in home such as ski set, baby cradle, bicycle, grass mower etc.
While you are spending hours in the bazaar, you may get hungry. Don’t worry! You can buy sweet and salty Polish foods from different sellers. Also there is a small restaurant which sells meat and bear. If you think that it is too early for meat and bear, there is also mobile coffee pick-up. They sell various coffees. Other than these, you can do shopping for your house. There is a Turkish market that sells local olives, cheese ,tea and Turkish coffee. There is also a place which sells different types of bread. Interestingly, Junk foods are also sold for cheaper prices than markets. Chocolates, cookies and jelly tots will dazzle you. However don’t forget to check the date of expiry.
If you are reading this article, you are probably like “old”. In this bazaar you can find old memories of people. Ownerless photographs, letters, postcards and bills may whisper you something about Wroclaw’s history. Follow them! If you still have the energy, take the bus which is going old railway station.
Let’s look at the second place that I introduce in this article. It is Świebodzki. It is located in old railway station. First is first it is much more bigger than Młyn Sułkowice so you should be patient. It starts from the station and continues through railways. In this bazaar ordinary people are also selling their unnecessary products in the beginning of market. After that first hand seller are seen. They sell generally cheap clothes for both male and female, first hand kitchen tools and shoes. There are also grocery and florist like the other one. Coffee and bear pick-ups and fast food are also in this road. After you walk for 25 minutes non-stop you can reach second hand part of the bazaar. Don’t expect the order like the previous one. People generally put staff over sheets; there is not box system here. So you can feel more like in the treasure hunt. You should check more carefully to find interesting objects. Doing a bargain can also save some money. If you compare with the previous one, second bazaar has more books, magazines and photograph and less kitchen tools, foods, bicycles.
To conclude, these alternative places make your day with unexpected objects. If you are student it is also advisable to take your kitchen tools for very cheap prices. Other than this recycling helps both your pocket and environment. Reaching the bazar at 8-9 am is advisable because of the weather and closing time. In summer time you should pay attention to sun lights. Huts and sun care creams are your friends. Also sellers prefer to leave there in afternoon.