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Fish Auction Hall and Market

137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany (Altonaer Fischmarkt)
49 40 380 12 0
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Ranked #1 of 42 shopping in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Though it has become a tourist spot you still find a lotta local shopping for groceries. Must visit if you are staying over the Sunday.

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Istanbul, Turkey
16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you are in Hamburg on a Sunday do not miss it. People are enjoying themselves while shopping or having some food and even beer at 7 am in the morning. The market is open only on Sundays and between 05.30-09.30 am. We went there at about 6.30 and had a nice breakfast in one of the cafes nearby first.... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

For me the real attraction is not so much the market itself, although that's is pretty awesome in its scale and variety, but the atmosphere in the old Fish Auction Hall. Live Rock bands playing from 5:30 a.m. with beer flowing and any amount of food you can think of to feast upon for breakfast. Try the Fischbrötchen - lovely!... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Absolutely awesome.. There's nothing to compare it to. Everyone's dancing and having a good time. There's a lot of vendors selling mostly fish but also everything you can imagine. Definitely a MUST DO early on Sunday mornings!

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Thorne, null, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Fish Market on Sunday morning was definitely my highlight from my weekend away in Hamburg! It is certainly worth setting your alarm for. We managed to get to the market just after 6am, and the stalls were already set up, selling as you might expect - fish, along with breakfast, fresh fruit, flowers, hot drinks, Beer and even champagne!... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I had to set my alarm clock to visit the fish market but it was worth to go there. I'd wish I had more time to spend with fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. Even early dont miss the opportunity to eat calamari. It was real highlight of my first Hamburg trip.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It has to be Sunday and you have to get up early but if you are in Hamburg you must experience the Fish Market. This beautiful old building is open at 5.00.am and closes at 9.30.am but in that time you will experience the really unique atmosphere if the Fish Market with its fish breakfasts and excellent bands alternating 1... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This fish market has been over 400 years old and is a very old attraction ever since. Weekly on a Sunday there is about 60.000 visitors it is amazing sight and lots of things to buy not only fish - fruits, bred, antiques etc. it is a versatile market and the atmosphere needs to be felt and it my 1st... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

You can buy fresh fish, a thousand kinds of fruit, flower, tree here with cheap price. Try the breakfast here, fish burger, worth to eat.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

The old Fish Auction Hall is a raucous place to enjoy a Sunday Morning breakfast. There are choices of buffet-style breakfasts to eat, which puts you upstairs, above the main party, or you can eat down on the floor from a vendor's stall. There's a stage at each end of the giant hall, with full-on rock bands playing. When one... More

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