Barnstorming the Antiques Trail – European Antique Tour Spotlights Annual Bamberg Antique Market Europe with Insight – Fall Europe antique tour features under-the-radar antique fairs, European antique markets, vintage stores & tax-free shopping for antique buffs, designers and vintage enthusiasts
News-Antique.com - Aug 12,2013 - Philadelphia, PA–For Immediate Release– Sold out months ago and chock-full of unbelievable treasures, the once-a-year flea market and antique fair in the Old Town district of medieval Bamberg lures a hardy band of bargain hunters from the U.S. and England.
Who wants to wait when you’ve come this far? They slip into the market early and discreetly start shopping before the opening whistle. Awesomeness ensues.
One of the finest European antique and vintage markets, Bamberg attracts few buyers from the U.S. because it’s off the beaten path, but it’s a top venue on the Fall Antiques Road Tour, September 25-October 4, 2013, offered by Philadelphia-based Treasures of Europe Tours.
Treasures of Europe antique tours feature hidden spots where few Americans venture. The trips have been featured in Country Living, USA Today and Australian House and Garden. The company’s client base includes the trade, design professionals, collectors and the public.
The tour starts and ends in Frankfurt. Dresden, the Salzburg district, Leipzig, Bamberg and other stops in Austria and Germany are included. Group shipping is available.
Classic 18th-19th century antiques, glam, urban rustic and retro, shabby chic furniture, midcentury modern and industrial, Art Nouveau and Deco, vintage clothing and textiles, design objects and estate finds of all kinds will be on tap during the tour.
In addition to Bamberg and two other antique and vintage markets, the antique shopping tour includes wholesalers, farmsteads, shops and factories.
Stops include a 19th-century mill in a Saxon hill town with six floors of furniture, folk art, architectural, Christmas collectibles and decor; an after-hours visit to one of the top vintage and antique textile dealers in Central Europe; as well as an Austrian warehouse loaded with 18th-19th-Century, Secessionist, Deco and midcentury treasures, Biedermeier, Louis Philippe, Baroque and other classic antiques.
The group will also visit a Soviet-era factory-turned-prop warehouse with retro, industrial antiques, vintage, institutional and farm antiques, lighting and collectibles; a 14th-Century “Antiques Castle” in the Franconian highlands; as well as mom-and-pop shops and farm-based dealers.
The group is small; space is limited and the tour is filling up. Info, itinerary and pricing are available online at Treasures of Europe Tours. Contact:
Treasures of Europe Tours
Tel. +1 215 991 9892