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Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Neighborhood: Altonaer Fischmarkt
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Address: 137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 40 380 12 0
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional...
Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.
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Cool atmosphere in dark morning.

We know this is one of the place we should visit, because it's really the culture and history of the city. We didn't expect that there will be so many people in dark morning. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Prague
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We know this is one of the place we should visit, because it's really the culture and history of the city. We didn't expect that there will be so many people in dark morning. I like the atmosphere but the food selection and the price was a bit disappointing to me. Because I come from a place fish market has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I'm terrified by looking like the perfect tourist, so I was looking for something that makes you say "Jeez! That's Hamburg"! And there you find the whole city, different people getting together to grab tasty food, to get a coffee after a party, or simply to look at the sellers who perform as theater actors! There's an atmosphere one cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited the fish market after a night out on the Reeperbahn, arrive at 6:00 and carry on the party! There are a few market and food stalls outside of the main building which is full of locals and tourists carrying on the night before. Two bands playing, good beer on tap and currywurst is the best way to finish... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent traditional fish market. Prices were a bit on the expensive side, but within the norm for German open markets. The quality of the food and experience totally make up for it. Don't forget to enjoy the sights of the harbor cranes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

All I can say is that it was a jaw dropping experience. . It's a fish markets with half of hamburgs residents drinking alcohol also a live band in the old warehouse. .it was the most odd experience ever as myself and my husband expected just fish and what we saw and got was a memorable experience. . A must... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent place for breakfest - blackfish brötchen is the best choice. Good fun with loud salesmans. Nice morning walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Worth a visit. Lots of market stalls.Had live music, food and beer available in the old fish market. A party at 10am on a Sunday morning, good German sausages available.What else do you need on a Sunday morning!!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They say to get there very early, like 4 or 5am. Well we didn't, but we didn't miss anything. This is just a flea market, that's all it is. And they do things like sell tropical plants out of a truck. If you love that kind of environment, then go. They also sell fresh fish, but mainly it's just a... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The produce stands are entertaining as well as a great bargain, but you can find fish, meat, clothing, pasta, etc all at great prices

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Apple river
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Even though it's not as lively as it was 50 years ago it was still fun! The merchants were entertaining and willing to barter. The food was very fresh and if I lived here I would go every Sunday morning.

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