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Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Neighbourhood: Altonaer Fischmarkt
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Address: Grosse Elbstr. 137, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 380120
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air...

Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.

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Early morning shopping and fish

We arrived a little before 6am and the market was hopping. I got one of the best cups of coffee I've had in a while at one of the coffee trucks (though quite expensive), and the... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived a little before 6am and the market was hopping. I got one of the best cups of coffee I've had in a while at one of the coffee trucks (though quite expensive), and the fried fish sandwiches were very tasty. If I lived in Hamburg, I would have loved to get one of the fruit/vegetable baskets sold, which... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We headed to the Fish Market around 930am on Sunday. There were 100s of market stalls selling pretty much what you'd expect....fish, other foods, plants, fruit, vegetables etc.....the fun part is when you enter the original hall which was packed with people eating breakfast (from stalls downstairs) or a more expensive brunch on the first floor. The place was rocking... More 

Thank Pippa W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My travel guidebook says the Fish Market is a "must" for all visitors to Hamburg. I therefore went there last Sunday. There wasn't much to see. But it's busy and I got a feel of some local culture. Since the Fish Market usually ends around 9:30 and there're many food stalls selling local food, I skipped breakfast and had some... More 

Thank Egon70
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun and lots of options for food from the stalls. There was live music in the dance hall which was amazing! Early start but well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Oh, the fish market! It's an institution and not to be missed! After a night out, this is the best spot to go. They open around 5am on Sunday morning, so you can go straight from a bar or club to the market and enjoy some fresh air and amazing food. Though it's called the fish market, and they do... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We are 3 lads flew out to Hamburg for the FC St Pauli v Dresden match I did all the organising cos as usual they can't be bothered! But I love it that way lol So having done my homework on the fish market I was going to surprise them with it by shouting "JOKER" at any time (they agreed... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went there early on Sunday morning and loved it. Don't expect to see a food auction. What you can do is eat breakfast and even a brunch with locals while listening a rock concert and buy some fresh fruits, vegetables and fish.

Thank Mafaldilka
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was a lot of fun. Only open early Sunday mornings. The band was playing some people were dancing, it was just a happy atmosphere. Of course have a fish sandwich for breakfast.

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The fish market is famous with locals and tourist. On a Sunday it's the best tourist attraction at least for us. we got there around 7am, it was very cold but, seeing the market so crowd and people so awake makes your heart warms up. A lot of fruits, food, clothing ect you can find there. Definitely the biggest atracción... More 

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Be here at 5or6am and you will experience the afterlife of Saturday night life and Sunday morning business. Combine the two and it's almost perfect! DO IT!!!

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