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Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Neighborhood: Altonaer Fischmarkt
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Address: Grosse Elbstr. 137, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: 49 40 380 12 0
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air...

Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.

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While I was struggling on the Sunday morning whether or not to wake up at 5 am (Hamburg time), I woke up with courage and went to this Fish Market. At first, I expected that... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I was struggling on the Sunday morning whether or not to wake up at 5 am (Hamburg time), I woke up with courage and went to this Fish Market. At first, I expected that everything would be related to fish, or at least seafood. I have been to many other "fish markets" or "markets" around the world. Don't be... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are going here quite often to buy things on auction and to see the atmosphere :) Very popular for us local Hamburg people and for tourists :) Fresh meat, fresh fish ++ Reccomended !

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This section seems to cover the Fudh Auction Hall and the fish market. The hall is An unique brick structure and is used for things like weddings. We walked by it while such an event was on. We did however get up really early to attend the fish market. We have been to several and they are all different and... More 

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Thank Kevin D
Wayland, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Hearing about interesting Fish Market in harbor that opens on Sundays from 5-9 am (!) we decide not to be lazy and go there at 7 am to see this event in Grosse Elbstrasse. People get up even earlier in the morning to ensure they get a good choice at the Fischmarkt. Hawkers loudly shouting to buyers and offering their... More 

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Thank Ota R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It was a totally new experience, seeing a live band play in the same place where people are doing early groceries, while some are still partying and drinking beer and others having breakfast. I really enjoyed it and I had a nice apfelstrudel and coffee while enjoying the band.

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San Francisco, CA USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I had to be convinced by my son and his girl friend to get up early on a Sunday morning to see a "happening" at the Fish Market. From 5AM to 9:30 AM late revelers and early risers go to the Fish Market to buy fresh produce, eat fish sandwiches and rock to bands playing music from the 60's and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

On Sunday morning 5.30-9.30 this is the 'plaice' to be. Some people stay up all night, others like us got some 'kipper' first and arrived at 8.00 and still 'haddock' a great time. Enough of the puns! Speaking to some locals later we understand this market is becoming more of a tourist draw than the hub of local business that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning fish market is really more a general market that starts at 5:30am. It is a really interesting place to watch the local hamburg'ers who go there for something to eat after all night parties.

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Thank Tim T
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My partner and I went on two Sundays, the first time we didn't know there are tons of other stores selling fish rolls. We were hungry and settled on the first stall we saw...no no no! You really have to go to the ones in the middle, not the ones with music and cramped with tourists! The first time my... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Wandered through the market at 6am and it was already very busy with Saturday night revelers and traders. One can see across the Elbe to the docks. Ate a smoked herring bun: very tasty. Lot's of fruit and vegetables, meat and fish for sale. Also clothing and bric a brac.

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