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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Do visit the fishmarket in Hamburg organised every Sunday from 5 am till 10am. Fantastic atmosphere to see the german spirit, you can spend time bargaining (though not much) on souvenirs, clothes, fish burgers and other fruits and vegetables. Close to Lungdensbrucken (10 mins walk).

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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
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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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