‘Fischmarkt’ is a somewhat misleading name. OK, so you’ll definitely find fresh fish and seafood here, but there’s also an array of bric-à-brac, flowers, fruit and veg, meat and clothing. All sorts of things have been traded at Fischmarkt since 1703, so it’s well established and very busy when it opens every Sunday morning. If you’re looking for something ready-prepared, rather than just fresh ingredients, you can also get snacks like shrimp rolls here or pop into the adjacent fish auction hall for brunch and a performance from a live jazz or skiffle band.
The Gateway to the World? Germany’s second city is a force to be reckoned with. There are more than 50 museums and 40-plus theatres here, to go with the incredible nightlife and fabulous foodie scene. The best things to do in Hamburg touch on the many lives of this place, an innovative-friendly city that isn’t afraid to doff its cap tradition. What is Hamburg? Well, it is Hamburg. It couldn’t be anything else.
From gourmet cuisine to the sinful lights of the Reeperbahn, this is your ultimate guide to the best things to do in Hamburg. Get ready for heaps of fun.