Fish Auction Hall and Market

#3 in Best Things To Do in Hamburg
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Key Info

137 Grosse Elbstrasse

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

All-night revelers finish up their partying at the Sunday morning St. Pauli Fischmarkt (Fish Auction Hall and Market). Not only are there stalls brimming with fresh fish and other goods, but there's also steaming hot bratwursts, free flowing beer and even an energetic band to keep the jovial atmosphere alive. If you sleep in (or you're just getting to bed after bar hopping), you'll miss out on the Fischmarkt; it's open on early Sunday mornings only.

Travelers really enjoyed the Fischmarkt, saying it was a one-of-a-kind, colorful and rambunctious experience. It's also one of those uniquely Hamburg attractions.

  • Cap off a hard night of partying at the Hamburg Fischmarkt (Grosse Elbstrasse), a fish market that dates back to 1703. A zombielike procession of clubgoers starts at about 5 a.m. (7 a.m. in the winter). There are live bands, a crush of vendors and finger foods to ward off a hangover." -- New York Times
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The Alter Elbtunnel (also Old Elbe Tunnel, St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel) is a pedestrian, bike and motorist tunnel, which travels underneath the River Elbe and connects central Hamburg to the southern side of the river. While walking, be sure to look at the artworks that line the tiled walls. Travelers enjoyed the experience of walking beneath the river and taking in the great view from the opposing side. Free of charge for pedestrians and bikers, motorists are charged a small fee. You'll find the Elbe Tunnel open 24 hours a day (for pedrestrians/bikers) off the Landungsbrücken U-bahn stop.

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