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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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Do the traditional Sunday early fish market breakfast! You will not regret it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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!

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Definitely worth getting up early to walk through Der FIschmarkt. Stop and listen to the vendors hawk their vegetables, charcuterie and fish. Buy a fresh fish role and a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up over the harbour - super! The market has ranges from silly souvenirs to lovely fish stalls and everything in-between. Wander all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Went there early in the morning had breakfast and beer :) Lots of people,music ,fun. A must!! Recommended

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Hamburg without the Fishmarkt and a Fishbroedschen (Fish Sandwich) is not Hamburg! We went their early morning to experience the lively locals as they set up the market. There was a mixed crowd of people that morning and even though it was still dark outside, the atmosphere was great! I introduced my friends to the Fischbroedchen, and they absolutely loved... More 

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