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Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Neighbourhood: Altonaer Fischmarkt
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Address: Grosse Elbstr. 137, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
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+49 40 380120
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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Sunday experience

Be here at 5or6am and you will experience the afterlife of Saturday night life and Sunday morning business. Combine the two and it's almost perfect! DO IT!!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be here at 5or6am and you will experience the afterlife of Saturday night life and Sunday morning business. Combine the two and it's almost perfect! DO IT!!!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We got up early on a freezing Sunday morning to arrive at the Fish market for its 7am start, but have to say it didn't live up to its TripAdvisor expectations. Apart from the large number of trailers and stalls selling exotic and bizarre-looking fresh fish or fish in sandwiches, and impressive fruit and veg stalls, we found the market... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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 7 November 2016

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 19 October 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 1 October 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 19 September 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 13 September 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 30 August 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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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 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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