Fresh seafood, exotic fruits, nuts, flowers, and teas from all over the world - the fish market (Fischmarkt) in Hamburg is a must for every foodie. The open-air market is located right next to the historic fish auction hall at the Hamburg harbor, the second-busiest port in Europe. The fish market is open every Sunday between 5 and 9 a.m. and despite these early hours, it is always packed with a mix of locals, tourists, and night owls who come here after partying on Hamburg's Reeperbahn.
So get up early to get the best buys just off the boat. The bustling atmosphere of the 300-year old market is unique, and the treats you can buy there are worth waking up at the crack of dawn. To top off your visit, head to the historic fish auction hall, which offers a scrumptious brunch with local delicacies and live music (every Sunday, 6 a.m. - noon, 15 Euros per person).
Address: Sankt Pauli Fischmarkt, Große Elbstraße 9, Hamburg
Phone: 040 30051300
In summer (starting March 15): every Sunday 5:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
In winter(starting November 15): 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Website: Fish Auction Hall