Hamburg fish market – Fischmarkt

The Hamburg Fish market is legendary and one of the most popular attractions in Hamburg. The Hamburg Fish market attracts over 70,000 visitors every Sunday. Here you can find fresh fish, fruit baskets and tropical flowers. One of the reason that you should go there is, that after partying all night long in Reeperbahn, inhaling some fresh air over the Elbe with some coffee and a fish sandwich is the best thing to do before going to sleep. The other one if you didn’t party the night before, is that you can just start your day with good vibes in this authentic athosphere of Hamburg. When I was there the weather was just perfectly good, walking around following the smell of the coffee, guided by the voice of the fish seller yelling in German. I could imagine going there also on a rainy day, there’s the “Altonaer Fischauktionshalle” (The Altona Fish Auction Hall) a good live music is waiting for you every Sunday morning to go well with your breakfast. But if you think that the weather is bad, just say it like people of Hamburg are saying “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” “(es gibt kein schlechtes Wetter, nur unpassende Kleidung)”

One really pleasant detail in the Hamburg fish market, was the mix of different kind of visitors, families with the kids discovering the area (Tourists and Locals) and young people coming there after partying singing dancing and still drinking.

I took my camera with me (The opposite would have be surprising), made some pictures of the hamburg fish market, people were really friendly and open to be photographed, it really surprised me. I really advice you to try the Hamburg fish market, here some practical information’s

Hamburg fish market location:

St. Pauli Fischmarkt 2, 20359 Hamburg

S1 / S3 station “Reeperbahn“, exit “Pepermölenbek”

  • Every Sunday 5.00am – 9.30 a.m.
  • Winter (November to March) 7.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
  • Summer (April to October) 5.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.