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Fish Auction Hall and Market

137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany (Altonaer Fischmarkt)
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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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San Francisco, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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