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Fish Auction Hall and Market

Address: 137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany (Altonaer Fischmarkt)
Phone Number: 49 40 380 12 0
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Ranked #1 of 47 Shopping in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.

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Leeds
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147 reviews 147 reviews
25 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This market is huge - along with the traditional fish stalls, there's vegetable stalls and all the usual market stuff - however it is the fish stalls which are worth visiting. Also there are stalls selling hot and cold fish sandwiches and all sorts of bartering going on. The Auction house itself is incredible - at 8am people are drinking... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a huge market on Sunday mornings from around 6 AM to 10:30 or 11:00. Located at the port (hafen) vendors are outside and it includes everything from clothing to smoked fish and flowers. The most fun outside is the fruit & vegetable vendors selling baskets of assorted fruits for 10 Euro a basket. The fish vendors are fun... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A great way to kickstart your Sunday at 05:30 when the beers start flowing and the bands are playing. Outside many stalls selling food and flowers and fresh products and indoors the party is rocking in the hall. Would definitely recommend it

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NYC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were aware this was not the actual "fish market" but were so disappointed that it was just like a street fair in NYC that's filled with the same stuff, mostly junk. So many places have the same fruit baskets, souvenirs, and cheap clothes. The food/fish trucks were better. You could have some fried fish on a roll for breakfast.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Outstandingly awesome!!!! Best kept as a secret!! Fantastic music, food, shopping etc etc etc. A must for all. Great way to end the weekend but start a Sunday.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
66 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I could visit this area every Sunday no problem at all. Clothes flowers fruit huge fish selection from stalls and many take away food stalls . It's all begins at 5.30am on a Sunday morning but it's all over by ten thirty because of the strong church going community My wife who can't resist a bargain was away with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One has to be an early morning person to enjoy the experience. The music in the auction hall was great the day I went. Could not spend time as much as I would have liked to in account if a travel situation.

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bedford, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are in hamburg on a Sunday morning then get up early and visit the fischmarket. Not only is it a good market but visit the hall and get a taste of real hamburg, with free music and entertainment. Like and early morning Oktoberfest.

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San Francisco, CA
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18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This Fischmarkt runs on Sundays from 530-930 and people are drinking beer and eating fischbroetchen (fish sandwiches - with fish tails hanging out). There are some that are still drunk from the night before (the "leftovers" from the Reeperbahn), but there are those just there to have a good time and listen to a live rock band that early in... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have just returned from the Bootsman breakfast offered at the Fischauktionshalle - all I can say is don't waste your time and money going there. The quality of the breakfast for €18.50 is extremely poor, there is very little service, you are unable to have a conversation because the bands are so loud and then to add to this... More 

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