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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
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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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The fish market is crazy and a blast to walk through! There are shops of all types. It is an early morning with a lot of walking - but totally worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish market is crazy and a blast to walk through! There are shops of all types. It is an early morning with a lot of walking - but totally worth it.

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Vienna, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like suggested by many reviews and our travel guide, we got up early morning on Sunday to get to the famous fish market. When we got there we found a market at which at first it was hard to spot the fish, but you could buy all sorts of crap and fruits. The fruit stands all offering the same basket... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for Christmas 2015,and was sorely disappointed. The Official fisch market no longer exists, replaced by a collection of Market trucks selling mostly smoked fish for the general population. Or, Vegetable and clothing stalls selling questionable products accompanied by ear shattering bellows from smoke tainted lungs .It is loud in this Market place and just a little intimidating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Fresh fish, the price is right. It might be difficult to find parking since it is so popular, but it is worth it. Seafood will be in your dreams, this will spoil you for any other seafood you might eat elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My cousins are from Hamburg and they dragged me here in the early hours - around 7:30 I think it was - we had decided against staying up drinking and going there with the party animals and instead opted for a few hours snoozing. Nevertheless we arrived, fuzzy headed, and enjoyed a real experience. It was cold, grey, a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This market is open only sunday in the very early morning but it was very nice experience for me, because you can buy there different kind of stuff not only food and there was nice atmosphere :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I loved this place but be warned you must come before 10am as they start packing up then. it's a great thing to do on a sunday morning. all the locals are down there buying their fruit and veg for the whole week. so many people, and try to come here hungry as there's a choice of very fresh foods... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a favorite place of many residents of Hamburg. Here you can find unique atmosphere. We ate fresh fish and drink champagne under the accompaniment of live music, which is played every Sunday. The market is open every Sunday in the early morning. Locals like to buy here fresh fish and vegetables.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

As much as I hate setting an alarm on vacation, getting up early gave me the streets to myself and the quiet was nice. Made it to the market and it was quite a sight. It was almost 8 am on a Sunday morning and a band was playing in the bierhall (not as wild as Oktoberfest, but similar environment).... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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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