If you’re into beautiful things and you especially like home-made products, the “Market of beautiful things” is the place to be. The range of goods displayed by about 150 exhibitors from right across Germany includes upcycling, streetwear, fashion, photography, illustrations, accessories and lots of exciting new gastronomic offerings, so you’re bound to have a great time at the market. Greta Market is renowned for its focus on sustainability and creativity and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary!

This year Kaiserstraße will be cordoned off for the event for the first time instead of Margaretenstraß – which makes for easier access and means that there’s more room for the market of beautiful things – and for its visitors. The turning bay at the end of Sittardstraße is where almost all of the kids’ events will take place. Children can play in the street there just like kids used to do, while their parents can take a break and enjoy listening to the Lower Rhine Symphony Orchestra.

This year visitors are being asked to sort their rubbish. So the city’s street cleaning service is providing a range of different waste bins, and “rubbish experts” will be on hand to help you use the system. The event organisers are now keen to make the food services environmentally friendly as well. The aim is to ensure that as little waste as possible is produced, and that any waste that is produced is biologically degradable. Visitors are even allowed to bring their own plates and mugs in order to minimise the amount of rubbish.

And the organisers, Myriam Topel and Nicole Kyas, are once again advising people to come to the event by public transport or by bike if they can because there are only a limited number of parking spaces in and around Schillerplatz. If you can’t avoid using your car, it’s best to park in the Vitus multi-storey car park behind the station. Another tip for visitors: experience shows that the busiest period is up until about 3 p.m. – so if you like things to be less hectic it’s best to come to the market later on.

7th  July 2019, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Schillerplatz up to the “Alte Tanke” area (including the turning bay at the end of Sittardstraße)

Further info. is available at  www.meine-greta.de