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Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Address: 137 Grosse Elbstrasse, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number: +49 40 380120
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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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Really nice fish sandwich

Very good place and environment, lots of place to choose to eat the famous fish sandwich as well as some huge variety of seafood single portions. If going to hamburg this place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place and environment, lots of place to choose to eat the famous fish sandwich as well as some huge variety of seafood single portions. If going to hamburg this place must be visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't looked into the fish market a huge amount before we went and so were very suprised but amazed at what we found. We were expecting rows and rows of fish inside the hall but instead there was a rock band playing and everyone was swaying and singing along with cups of beer at 8am! It was a great,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We managed to get up early to visit Sunday fish market, it was not easy, but worth it! Our hotels were in the city center, so we took bus 112, which brought us directly to the market (stop Hafentreppe). I am a fish lover and for me was great to have bread with fish for breakfast:) my advice: take bread... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The 100-year-old St. Pauli Fish Market is unlike any market you have ever seen. The market is open every Sunday from 5:00 am to 9:30 am April through October and 7:00 am to 9:30 am from November through March. The market attracts over 70,000 visitors to the Elbe every Sunday. My daughter and I went to the market around 7:00... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

either straight from a club/pub and get breakfast in the hall listening to great music alongside some wonderful people or just for egg and fried potatoes and a coffee. this market place is open from about 5am - midday and has a great atmosphere, with market stalls selling wicker fruit baskets emblazoned with hamburg and rammed with fresh fruit, or... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The old fish market hall and surrounding area springs to life from 5 to 9:30 AM on Sunday morning. yes, they sell fish but also many other kinds of food and, well, stuff, in a flea market/farmers market/early, early beer hall atmosphere. non stop music in the hall, mostly American country and rock. Just nuts and well worth getting up... More 

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Bel Air, Md
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This was a must do during our trip to Hamburg. Readily accessible via train. The Fischmarkt has, well fish but also crafts, sweets, beer, baked goods, souvenirs, music and lots of other things as well. This is very good for locals who can buy fish, fruits, vegs and flowers and take them home to enjoy; excellent pricing in bulk. As... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We boarded our cruise the day before so had time to explore Hamburg prior to our midday departure. If you are there on Sunday, get yourselves up at 5am and take the short walk down to the Fish Market where surprises await. First, the music! 2 live bands were alternating sets from different ends of this historic 100 year old... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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