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Fish Auction Hall and Market

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Dating back to 1703, this is Hamburg’s oldest and most traditional open-air market.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Grosse Elbstr. 137 | Breite Straße / Große Elbstraße, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Altonaer Fischmarkt
+49 40 380120
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to try here for our first breakfast in Hamburg. Great for stalls to buy fresh foods and burgers from but not good for sit down meal. This area is very popular with locals on Sunday with most buying fruit and veg, fish fresh and...More

Thank Bronwyn18
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The fish market is a rectangular brick building by the Elbe river with a lot of windows for letting in light. It was originally used as a fish auction hall but is now used as an early morning food market. Nothing special about it except...More

2  Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Hamburg Fish Market - so much more than fish - Located on the river bank near the Reeperbahn quarter, today the old Fish Market is a large vibrant market with so much more than fish to offer. Here you can buy almost everything from fish...More

Thank Louise V
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to go in the morning. Start your day out nicely with some fish, sunrise over the Harbour and a walk along the Alster

Thank Lewis J
Reviewed 28 April 2018

It's a really nice local market where you can get a variety of food and cheap clothing. I wouldn't say it's a must, but it's definitely worth a visit. The fish market is open on Sundays 5.00 - 9.30. However, we got there around 9.30...More

2  Thank Marta B
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Every Sunday at 5am, auctions start here. A large selection of sandwiches with salmon, herring, crab or sardine. The cost of one 5 euros. Many local and tourists gather there.

Thank Yura G
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

You can find many things here aside from fresh fishes, such as cheap clothing, fruits, and other stuff. Many stalls here selling fish sandwiches at reasonable prices and good tastes. Take note of operation time was only until 9.30am, we were there at 10am most...More

Thank SJiun
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I got there before 8 having been told it had to be seen, ok that may be true when the hall is open with bands playing but it was new years eve this day so I guess they were proposing for a big night. I...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Appears to be the perfect location by the waterside for a mass market. Unfortunately the market wasn’t in session the day we visited Hamburg Port, but having read a lot it seems this is one of those classic fish markets.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 1 November 2017

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

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Jenny G
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Response from agnespret | Reviewed this property |
opens on sunday morning only, need to arrive at 7:30am