Our Top 5 thrift shops in Bern: the Classics, the Insider’s Tips, and Everything in Between

From the stylish 70s denim jacket to the crystal set from grandma’s cabinet: vintage fans can find all kinds of treasures at a good thrift shop. Here are the five best and coolest spots for Bernese bargain hunters.

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    Location Hofweg 5, 3013 Bern
    Opening hours Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Sat 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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    Location Schwarztorstrasse 83, 3007 Bern
    Opening hours Tue-Fri 10:00a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Sat 10:00a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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    Location Wankdorffeldstrasse 96, 3014 Bern
    Opening hours Mon-Fri 12:00 p.m–6:00 p.m
    Sa 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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    Location Wangenstrasse 57, 3018 Bern-Bümpliz
    Opening hours Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m
    Sat 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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    Location Platanenweg 1, 3013 Bern
    Opening hours Wed-Fri 3:30 p.m.–17:00 p.m
    Sat 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

There are of course countless other thrift shops in and around Bern in addition to our five favourites. If by now you’re anxious to start thrift shopping, here’s a list of additional stores.

  • More thrift shops in and around Bern
    • Das kleine Bröckli, Lorraine neighbourhood
      Turnweg 29, 3013 Bern
      Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
      More information at www.daskleinebroeckli.ch

    • Bücher-Brockenhaus (second-hand books), Rathausgasse
      Rathausgasse 30, 3000 Bern 7
      Opening hours: Tue-Fri 2:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
      More information at www.buecherbrockenhaus.ch
    • Hiob International, Breitenrain neighbourhood
      Pappelweg 10, 3013 Bern
      Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m–6.30 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      More information at www.hiob.ch/brockenstuben/bern-breitenrain
    • Aare Fundgrube
      Monbijoustrasse 71, 3007 Bern
      Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    • Eiger Brockenhaus
      Mühlemattstrasse 70, 3007 Bern
      Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
      More information at www.eigerbrocki-transporte.ch/
    • Monbijou Brocante (antique shop)
      Monbijoustrasse 67, 3007 Bern
      Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
      More information at  www.monbijou-brocante.ch/
    • Bücker Brocky Bern (second-hand books)
      Länggassstrasse 46, 3012 Bern
      Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      More information at www.buecher-brocky.ch/

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