The Hamburg Fish Market – 10 mackerel and a palm.

Sunday morning – five am. Most people are usually still sleeping at this time.  Not in Hamburg.  In Hamburg’s fish market down by the Elbe, there are around 70 000 people either already working or still out and about at this early hour.


While some of them are just early risers, many of them have been partying for hours and just haven’t thought about going to bed yet.  They want to top off their successful evening with a bread roll with fresh fish and a bottle of beer.

And if the decibel level in the Kiez clubs still wasn’t enough for some people, here they can enjoy the market criers, who yell about their wares, be it tropical fruit, fish or indoor plants – everything is on offer here.

Those who aren’t exhausted from dancing can also go to the fish auction hall.  Here you can carry on listening to live music and it continues until nobody can dance anymore.


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Address: St. Pauli Fischmarkt 2, 20359 Hamburg