The Hamburg Fish Auction Hall is probably one of the most famous landmarks of the Hanseatic city. Especially for tourists, a visit to the Hamburg Fish Market is simply part of a stay in Hamburg. Every Sunday morning from 5:00 clock (in winter from 7:00 clock) are "Aale Dieter" & Co ready with freshly caught fish. Many treat themselves at this time after a long celebration on the nearby Reeperbahn a fish roll and watch the sunrise. The adjoining fish auction hall is the attraction for a delicious brunch with live music. Today the fish auction hall is an event location for many events such as the Hamburg Oktoberfest or the Krabbenpul World Cup. In addition, the historic hall is often used for gala evenings and banquets. Up to 4,200 people fit into the building, which has an area of 3,500 m2. The Fish Auction Hall was built in the style of a Roman basilica and exudes a special, unique charm with its red brick walls and iron and glass roof.
The fish auction hall is today event hall. That was different."At the landing place of the Elbfischer, the Magistrate of the city of Altona, in response to the customs connection of Hamburg to the German Reich, built this hall to keep the fish trade in Altona, the original type of the Roman market hall, a 3-nave basilica with a central axis cupola.
From it arose the Christian church. The steel construction of Buddha steel is riveted from simple profiles. From the Vierungsachse a ship bridge led to a feeder for eight steamer. Rich bronze jewelery of fish graced the Fourth Fork, colored glasses the bows. "During the Second World War, the bronze jewelry for grenades was melted down, the dome destroyed and the roof burned down. It was repaired provisionally and in the mid-50s, the auction stopped. The hall was abandoned and decayed until it was close to demolition.In 1973, an association was founded with the aim of bringing the hall to a new use as a socio-cultural center with folk theater, cinema, social services, fish restaurants and a beer garden. The club eventually obtained in 1976, contrary to the plans of parts of the Senate, the Unterschutzstellung the hall as a monument by decision of the Hamburg citizenship. The application was submitted by Bodo Schümann (SPD). Thus, the impending demolition was prevented. The fish auction hall owes its further existence to the commitment of honorary acting citizens.Hall 1984 was the only building monument in Hamburg to receive a europa nostra diploma for outstanding achievements in the field of cultural heritage preservation of Europa Nostra, a European historical heritage association.The auction hall was originally intended to become a place of socioculture, but is used in addition to the fish market hustle and bustle, but above all for advertising and PR events large corporations. The company Stacklies has recently been responsible for gastronomy and events. The hall can accommodate about 3500 visitors.In case of a storm surge, the hall is under water, it can do it. There parked cars not.Sources: