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Fish Auction Hall and Market

Grosse Elbstr. 137, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 380120
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Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunday morning” (31 reviews)
“drinking beer” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Grosse Elbstr. 137, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Altonaer Fischmarkt
+49 40 380120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fish market opens very early, so that the people who were out partying since Sat night can have a quick bite before heading home. We arrived at around 8am (online says that the market closes by 9am - NO! It doesn't!) In fact, you'll...More

Thank yptay
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This market is really nice but it requires to wake up early on a Sunday. It can be too crowded at times but overall I'd recommend a visit.

Thank Mich2112
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This market was open on Saturday when we last visited except for the fish market.Nothing compares to a 5.30 am visit on Sunday .It is such a unreal experience,With people having breakfast, drinking beer, bands playing at that hour of the morning. I have never...More

Thank clohanes
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I love to visit the fish market. It's my favorite place in Hamburg. The first time I tried to stay up all night so we could arrive early but alas I'm too old for those games. Up at 5am. First beer at 5:30 flowed by...More

1  Thank Mickelope
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great live music, various stalls to look round and plenty to eat and drink either in or around the market

Thank Barbara_England_2016
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It's fun to visit, but the market itself is not extraordinary. It's not as if fish is brought in fresh from the fishermen, it's just fish products for the most part. I would recommend going there early though - there's a beautiful view of the...More

Thank scheng23
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Been to the Fish Market a few times and I have to agree with other reviews the market really is hit and miss; there have been days where the music is fantastic and others a total disappointment including the market. I think once you've been...More

Thank grahamp687
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What a disappointment. Arrived early as recommended despite the rain. Lots of people but not much to see. So many amazing markets in Europe and around the world that blow this away. Seedy and dirty. Stay in bed and Google it instead.

1  Thank BauldToronto
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

To really enjoy the fishmarket atmosphere you need to visit at 5-6am to enjoy the true fishmarket. During weekend you will experience the early morning change from dance public to working people that will earn their money from fish and flower sales. The Dutch flower...More

Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our cruise anchored near the place on Sunday & we went there early lest we missed the atmosphere before 9.30 am closure. This is just an overcrowded market which sells fish, vegetables, fruits etc. What's the big deal of having rock bands playing in the...More

3  Thank Victor S
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Jenny G
16 November 2016|
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Response from agnespret | Reviewed this property |
opens on sunday morning only, need to arrive at 7:30am