The Hamburg Fish Market attracts up to 70,000 visitors every Sunday to the Elbe.
Address Große Elbstraße 9
Summer time (March 15 to November 14):
Sundays from 5 to 9:30
Winter time (15 November to 14 March):
Sundays from 7 to 9:30
U3 stop Landungsbrücken
S1, S3 station Reeperbahn
Bus 112 stop FischmarktParking at Edgar-Engelhard-Kai and Van-der-Smissen-Straße
December 4, 2017
Around 9,000 ship calls per year, almost 300 berths on a total of 43 kilometers of quay walls for seagoing vessels, more than 2,300 freight trains per week, four modern container terminals, three cruise terminals and around 50 specialized handling facilities for RoRo and general cargo loading and bulk goods of all kinds as well as around 7,300 logistics Companies within the city limits - these are just some of the factors that make the Port of Hamburg one of the most flexible and efficient universal ports in the world. In 2017, 136.5 million tons of cargo passed the quay edges of Germany's largest seaport. These include around 8.8 million standard containers (TEU). Hamburg is the third largest container port in Europe and is number 18 in the list of the world's largest container ports.
February 1, 2019
The port of Hamburg is an open tidal port. It is the largest seaport in Germany and the third largest in Europe after Rotterdam and Antwerp.
The origins of the port of Hamburg lie in the 9th century. Due to an imperial license, however, the date of foundation is 7 May 1189, which is celebrated every year with a festival lasting several days, the port birthday. From the mid-19th century, it was expanded to its current size with numerous harbor basins and quays. Since the 1970s, the increasing use of containers in merchant shipping has led to a massive restructuring in land use and in the world of work. The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) manages the port. It emerged from the Office for Power and Port Construction in 2005. The HPA is an institution under public law (AöR) and owner of the majority of the port properties.
The port of Hamburg is located on the Lower Elbe and about 100 kilometers from the mouth of the Elbe into the North Sea. Nevertheless, it is considered a seaport, since it can be approached by seagoing vessels with a draft of up to 15 meters. This is made possible by regular fairway dredging and deepening. Using the tidal tidal waves, a ship draft of 13.8 m is possible, with steering of the Oberhafenamt when arriving at the peak of the tide, it is also 15.1 m. Seagoing vessels with a draft of up to 12.8 m can reach the port regardless of the tide. It is remarkable that the average tidal range at St. Pauli level doubled in the 20th century with an average movement of 3.63 m.
The port is the heart and engine of Hamburg. If the port is not doing well, Hamburg is also not doing well. It fascinates and becomes an event at certain events. Watching big pots has always been a dream in every season.
July 16, 2018
The well-known building at the fish market was planned and built in 1880 as a steam mill by Albert Petersen.
At the end of the 18th century, steam-driven mills replaced the classic wind and water mills, making the work independent of the weather conditions and thus reliable. Thus, in 1880, a steam mill was built in what is now the Stadtlager building. The imposing brick building is located directly on the Grosse Elbstrasse 27 in Hamburg Altona next to the wooden harbor, the fish auction hall and the fish market on the Norderelbe. From 1903 to 1904, a silo building was added for storage purposes.
In the late nineties, the building was upgraded to four floors, which are now used as penthouses. The glass porches serve as winter gardens and balconies. From 1998 to 2001, the entire conversion into a residential and commercial building with the architect Jan Störmer took place. The city warehouse can be protected against the storm surge waterproof doors and allows a bridge on the other side of the street higher to the Stilwerk. For reasons of space, a so-called park paternoster was installed in the old silo, which automatically parks and returns cars on several levels. The middle silo building also received a twelve-meter-high pitched roof with copper panels during the conversion, as it had done in earlier times. The ensemble's other parts of the building also have copper plates, which over time acquire a green patina.
December 5, 2017
A tour of the harbor is of course nice for tourists (but not cheap.)
With my respective visit, I always take the port ferries (group ticket) and walk through the Speicherstadt and Hafencity.
I always discover something new myself.
September 6, 2018
A tour of the harbor in Hamburg is always worthwhile.
Organizers of a harbor tour also have an overview of where which ships are currently in the harbor and can therefore also give tips on which side of the ship it is best to sit on during the tour to take good photos of the really big "pots".
May 30, 2019
The two harbor cranes, which were built in 1939 and are in need of major renovation, belong to the maritime heritage of the Hanseatic city and are a reflection of the history of the port handling in Hamburg.
It has just been decided that they should actually be renovated.
For information: In the port of Hamburg you never talk about cranes but cranes, i.e. without A umlaut. Even the Duden recommends the plural formation with A, not with Ä!
November 26, 2019
There is hardly a better place than for a Popeye sculpture in the port of Hamburg. This is on a square in front of the oldest seafaring pub right next to a seafaring home. The harbor pub is called "Zum Schellfischposten" and has been the location for the television program "INAS NACHT" of the NDR for some time. Ina Müller meets in the small pub for a relaxed chat with musicians, singers, athletes and actors.
November 26, 2019
Hamburg's oldest sailor bar is the scene for the NDR Late Night Show with four-time winning talker Ina Müller and her band. Just a stone's throw away from the fish market, two celebrity guests are invited to the pub table, or often on the pub table, for a beer-topped cross-examination. In front of a crowd of just fourteen and with the support of the Wilhelmsburger Shanty-Choir "De Tampentrekker", the guests will be singing and slobbering through the night in the small pub.
March 4, 2019
THE LEGENDARY SHARKABLE
is a maritime institution on the Elbe with Hamburgensien.
Like the haddock station, the Haifischbar is one of the oldest seamen's pubs in Hamburg and is only a stone's throw away from the famous fish market. Here you sit after a visit to the same in a cozy atmosphere between stuffed sharks and seals, or in summer on the terrace with a view of the Elbe. The appropriate background music comes from Hans Albers from the red jukebox, which is served by the guests. Where can you get more Hamburg?
November 26, 2019
TO THE HADDOCK POST - INA MÜLLER'S LIVING ROOM
Inas Nacht - Award-winning talk in the haddock post
Hamburg's oldest seaman's pub is the setting for the NDR Late Night Show with the four-time talker Ina Müller and her band. Just a stone's throw from the fish market, two prominent guests are invited to the pub table, or often on the pub table, and cross-examined on the beer mat. In front of an audience of only fourteen and with the support of the Wilhelmsburg shanty choir “De Tampentrekker”, the guests sing and saber through the night in the small pub.
November 26, 2019
Everyone will find what they are looking for at the Hamburg fish market - from fish and fruit to flowers and clothes to souvenir items. Almost everything can be bought on the stands of the fish market, lined up in an open space by the Elbe harbor basin. The baskets of fresh fruit are particularly popular. There is often a herring for shopping on top - "Come here, I will also add two salmon," the visitor echoes. Whether bargain or not - every visitor has to decide for himself when strolling through the fish market.
October 31, 2019
The Hamburg-Altona Sailor Mission is a non-profit association dedicated to providing seafarers with dignified accommodation. Seafaring is an extreme place of work, characterized by the globalized consumption of goods, where the ships are getting bigger and the people working there are becoming ever more inconspicuous.
It is therefore important for us to be a 24-hour contact point for seafarers in difficult situations, to stand by them with kindness and helpfulness to the side and to get a little recognition. Our mission statement is: "support of seafarers' dignity" - for the dignity of the sailors we enter!seemannsmission-altona.org
November 26, 2019
In the immediate vicinity of the Altona Cruise Center and the fish market is the wooden harbor built between 1722 and 1724. Modern apartments, exclusive office space and a varied gastronomic offer are the figurehead of Hamburg's oldest preserved, artificial port facility.
The Hamburg Holzhafen between the Cruise Center Altona and the St. Pauli Fischmarkt can be seen as a quiet counterpart to the touristic Landungsbrücken. The Holzhafen is an insider tip, especially for large events at the Port of Hamburg such as the Cruise Days or the port birthday, as these events can be experienced here away from the hustle and bustle.
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November 26, 2019
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