Hamburg Fish Market
A legend and a must-see for all visitors to Hamburg: Since 1703, pretty much everything that is not bolted down has been traded here at Hamburg’s most traditional market. From dusty porcelain jugs to a chirpy family of ducks, you can find just about anything in the shadow of the 100-year old fish auction hall.
Half the jungle is sold here directly in the pot and from the lorry, bananas fly through the air, plastic bags full of sausage go to the owner for a ridiculously low price, “Aale-Dieter” bellows his from the pit of his stomach, crowds of people in front of the traders’ cars – you have to experience it (and it’s worth getting out of bed early once to do so)!
Revellers from the Reeperbahn stand on the water’s edge with fish sandwiches and coffee in hand waiting for their spirits to be revived, others “guard the loot” they have purchased – for some the day is just beginning, while for others yesterday has not ended! Brunch in the historic fish auction hall with jazz, skiffle or country and western music is a special highlight.
- every Sunday 5.00am – 9.30 a.m.
- in winter (November to March) 7.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
- in summer (April to October) 5.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn – Scene, strip and the FC
“On the Reeperbahn at half past midnight…”. Almost everyone in Germany knows the song by Hans Albers and can draw a conclusion about the variety of pleasures on Hamburg’s “sexy mile” (Udo Lindenberg).
The Reeperbahn, also called “Kiez” is and remains Hamburg’s entertainment district number one. The theatre Operettenhaus, numerous table dance bars, nightclubs and student clubs – everything can be found on 930 meters! During the day rather quiet the street awakens at night. Thousands of people of all ages are out and about with the aim to have fun – which varies from cabaret to techno to commercial sex.
Almost every two weeks St. Pauli also becomes stronghold of football fans because of the legendary FC St. Pauli that plays its home games at Millerntorstadion on the Heiligengeistfeld.
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