Fish Market Hamburg
He is known far beyond Hamburg and truly on everyone's lips: The Hamburg Fish Market. Located at the Elbe in Haburg Altona - near the Reeperbahn, and adjacent to the jetties.
At this point the standard phrase "Who visited Hamburg, must also visit the fish market" simply must be quoted. Because it's true after all.
This Market is almost as famous as the Reeperbahn itself, of which this is not far away.
That's another reason why on Sunday morning so many come here after spending their night on the Reeperbahn. There is no better way to inhale the atmosphere of the city of Hamburg - in the truest sense of the word.
It is not important whether one wants to buy something or not. Many visitors, especially Hamburg people themselves come here just to look around, drink a coffee or because they simply want to have a perfect start for the day.
Food, decorations, plants, souvenirs, etc.
Once you arrived on the market you may either eat a fish sandwich, or drink a coffee. Or you become a real bargain hunter. Here, the range of goods includes all kinds of variations of seafood, meat and sausage, fruit and vegetable, porcelain, jewelry, clothing and much more.
The supply-mix is wide and you get mainly products for the kitchen table, but it is also famous for souvenirs, textiles and so on.
The fish market has so many faces and facets like no other market in Hamburg. The "Hamburger Fischmarkt" simply is a must-see.
It is a normal market on the one hand (normal in the sense that many goods are offered). But it is also a Sunday morning meeting place for locals and visitors from around the world.
Whether you visit or live in Hamburg: Especially when the weather is fine (no matter at summer or winter times) a Sunday hardly can start better. And if the weather is really bad, say it like the hamburger say - there is no bad weather. There are only bad clothes!
Summer: 5 am til 9.30 am
Winter (October 1st til May 31st): 7 am til 9.30 am
Bus & Rail:
Take the S1 / S3 and get off at station "Reeperbahn", take the exit "Pepermölenbek" and follow the Pepermölenbek (street) til you see the Elbe river
Better not come here by car!