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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

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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My favorite Sundays!

I love going o the Hamburger Fischmarkt, no matter if I only slept 3 or 7 hours, I will go. It is so worth it. Easy to get to by U-Bahn, but if you are planning on buying... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going o the Hamburger Fischmarkt, no matter if I only slept 3 or 7 hours, I will go. It is so worth it. Easy to get to by U-Bahn, but if you are planning on buying something it might be better to come by car. You will find clothing, souvenirs, flowers, plants, sweets, plants, fish of course, bags... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there last year. Since I am an early morning person, I had no problem in waking up, taking the public transport and walking upto the hall in the wee hours of the day. What I saw just had me blown. Hundreds of people were already there, food stalls were open, there were a few intesting acts, in short... More 

Thank Surendra S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

If you are in Hamburg on a Sunday morning and don't mind an early start then Fischmarkt is an unusual and unforgettable experience. Dozens of outdoor stalls selling fruit, veg, raw and cooked fish and bric-a-brac lead to an indoor area with trestle tables and hundreds of revelers drinking lager and listening to live rock bands. It starts at 5.30am... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We arrived at the market soon after 7:00am on a Sunday morning. At first you see an amazing array of market stalls (some even sell fish!!) and coffee/food vending stalls. Then when you go into the auction hall you are greeted by crowds watching live rock music and drinking pints of lager!! And I'm told it wasn't a continuation from... More 

Thank Pete R
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Got to the fish market at 6:15 am after a night out till 2 am but it was so worth it. The atmosphere is great as people pulling all nighters and locals mingle, drink , eat and socialize. The hall has great cover rock bands playing and there is lots to buy from fish sandwiches to flowers and chickens. Get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We got here for 7:30am and walked through it. At first I thought we had the wrong market due to the lack of fish and large amount of clothes on sale. But eventually we found the fish and it was good, great fresh food and prices were good. The surprise though was the rock band playing! In the auction hall... More 

1 Thank Babak B
Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

As I am living a good piece away from the coast I had to go to the Hamburg Fishmarket on Sunday morning to get Matjes. This kind of Hering you don't get as good in the Frankfurt area. I took home a lot (they vaccumise) and made several friends happy which were invited for dinner in the evening.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A mix of vendors, from fruits and vegetables to tourist trinkets to fish sandwiches. Food can be a bit pricey, but I would recommend going just to experience the surrealism of people partying to rock bands while drinking beer so early in the morning!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Have been traveling to hamburg and st Pauli since 1988. Took the wife and kids to a st Pauli game. We won. Went to the dom. Kids loved it. Five of the best days of my live with the wife and kids. 9 yr old son got up early and we bummled the fisch market. Every thing from bratwurst and... More 

3 Thank spokoj
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is amazing. I try to get there any Sunday I am in Hamburg. A huge market and not just fish (although the smoked eel is excelllent) Look out for bargains on the fish, plant and fruit stalls but .... That is not all. The old indoor market has twoo sound stages either end, benches with locals swigging beer a... More 

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