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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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Wonderful Matjes (Hering)

As I am living a good piece away from the coast I had to go to the Hamburg Fishmarket on Sunday morning to get Matjes. This kind of Hering you don't get as good in the Frankfurt... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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Bad Soden am Taunus, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

As I am living a good piece away from the coast I had to go to the Hamburg Fishmarket on Sunday morning to get Matjes. This kind of Hering you don't get as good in the Frankfurt area. I took home a lot (they vaccumise) and made several friends happy which were invited for dinner in the evening.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A mix of vendors, from fruits and vegetables to tourist trinkets to fish sandwiches. Food can be a bit pricey, but I would recommend going just to experience the surrealism of people partying to rock bands while drinking beer so early in the morning!

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Have been traveling to hamburg and st Pauli since 1988. Took the wife and kids to a st Pauli game. We won. Went to the dom. Kids loved it. Five of the best days of my live with the wife and kids. 9 yr old son got up early and we bummled the fisch market. Every thing from bratwurst and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 

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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...

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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 

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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 

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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 

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

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