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Discover Hamburg at sunrise on this tour from the Reeperbahn to the fish market. Get your day off to an energetic start with a ride on the harbor…
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Top sights in Hamburg
Forget traditional farmer's markets. In addition to fresh fish and delicious produce of all kinds, Hamburg's Fish Market also features parties, concerts and the most colorful range of individuals imaginable – it's not simply a market, it's an experience!
The Fischbrötchen, aka Fish Sandwich, is synonymous with Hamburg's fish market and a favorite hang-over food for the all-night revelers stumbling over from the nearby Reeperbahn.
For a more substantial breakfast, head over to the Altona Auction Hall and sit down for the famous brunch, which offers a staggering range of dishes accompanied by live music.
If fish isn't your bag, don't worry, sausages are very well represented at the market. Grab a Currywurst and join the debate over whether Berlin or Hamburg does them better.
For your vitamin fix, get yourself a 10 EUR fruit basket. Try your hand at the local auctioning practices of quantity over price and see how big a bag you manage to haggle.
Yes, it may be early morning, but beer is at least as popular as the fish. If you're up for it, join the merry beer drinkers in the Auction Hall for a pint and a dance.
The market is open every Sunday morning and if you can get yourself up at dawn (or if you're still taking advantage of the infamous nightlife, of course), it's well worth getting to the market early. Not only will you find the freshest produce and have the opportunity of buying fish straight off the boat, but the sight of the sun rising over the water is simply spectacular.
It's good to note that since the Fish Market is below sea level, it can get flooded when the weather is particularly stormy. Either don a pair of rubber boots or come back during fairer weather.
- When should I visit?
- Open Sundays April through October, 5:00AM - 9:30AM, November through March, 7:00AM - 9:30AM.
- Is it expensive?
- It's free to visit, but save some money for snacks and beer!
- Will I need a guide?
- A lot of guides will take you through the Fish Market, but you may not need a stand-alone tour here.
- How to get there
- Take the S1 or S3 to Reeperbahn, the U3 to Landungsbrücken or bus 112 to Fischmarkt.
What people are saying about The Fish Market Hamburg
Great tour, passes all important parts of the Hamburg harbor. The boat was well kept, a good design for such a purpose, and the service on board was great, with a good selection of drinks and even some food. The only slight downside was the rather unmotivated tour guide, who was not very keen on answering questions. However, all in all a very recommendable tour.
It was really excellent that we could split the two activities over two days, as there was now time left to do the boat trip when we got back from the hop-on hop-off bus trip. We tend to use the bus as one trip, in order to gain an overview of the whole city. We rarely tend to use the bus more than once. Hamburg was great and the bus was great too.
I rushed to get to the appointed time, even paid a taxi, but the boat was already full (even though I got 10-15 minutes earlier). There was no option for an English tour, a bit dissapointing, but once you set your mind to enjoy it and leave the german words of the guide to your imagination then it is an alright tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the hop-on hop-off bus in Hamburg and found that we could see much more of the city than we would have under our own steam. It also helped to have an English commentary and we found out quite of lot of information about Hamburg than we previously knew.
- really interesting tour - only constructive criticism: in the "Speicherstadt" the tour guide often just pointed out some buildings by their name/function, while it would have been nice to hear a bit more about the history and stories about it