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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

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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Very romantic and great atmosphere

Lots of fun and lots of options for food from the stalls. There was live music in the dance hall which was amazing! Early start but well worth it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun and lots of options for food from the stalls. There was live music in the dance hall which was amazing! Early start but well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Oh, the fish market! It's an institution and not to be missed! After a night out, this is the best spot to go. They open around 5am on Sunday morning, so you can go straight from a bar or club to the market and enjoy some fresh air and amazing food. Though it's called the fish market, and they do... More 

Thank Shinylifeforme
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We are 3 lads flew out to Hamburg for the FC St Pauli v Dresden match I did all the organising cos as usual they can't be bothered! But I love it that way lol So having done my homework on the fish market I was going to surprise them with it by shouting "JOKER" at any time (they agreed... More 

1 Thank Jay M
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went there early on Sunday morning and loved it. Don't expect to see a food auction. What you can do is eat breakfast and even a brunch with locals while listening a rock concert and buy some fresh fruits, vegetables and fish.

Thank Mafaldilka
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This was a lot of fun. Only open early Sunday mornings. The band was playing some people were dancing, it was just a happy atmosphere. Of course have a fish sandwich for breakfast.

Thank Debbie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The fish market is famous with locals and tourist. On a Sunday it's the best tourist attraction at least for us. we got there around 7am, it was very cold but, seeing the market so crowd and people so awake makes your heart warms up. A lot of fruits, food, clothing ect you can find there. Definitely the biggest atracción... More 

1 Thank Pilar D
Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 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!!!

Thank peterww2013
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

Thank grahamcarter61
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Reviewed 13 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.

1 Thank Hugo T
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Reviewed 8 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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