We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fish Auction Hall and Market

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Altonaer Fischmarkt
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 40 380 12 0
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 285 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
An absolute must

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
neil m
,
Hamburg, Germany
Add Photo Write a Review

285 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Very disappointing. I'd heard great things about Hamburg's fish market. We expectantly stayed out until 5am, left the lovely ladies in the strip clubs and staggered down off the Reeperbahn expecting live bands, food, beers and a great atmosphere. What did we find down there? A market selling fish!! No live music, no beers, nothing. Just market stalls. My brother... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Get here on a Sunday between 0600 and 0900 and you'll see a wonderful mix of clubbers and early morning shoppers gathering in the same place. Live music, beer and sea food is bountiful. A great start to any Sunday...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague
Level Contributor
41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Katowice, Poland
Level Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Glasgow
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Fish Auction Hall and Market also viewed

 

Been to Fish Auction Hall and Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fish Auction Hall and Market

Address: Address: 137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 40 380 12 0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg>  > Altonaer Fischmarkt

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fish Auction Hall and Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?