Hamburg Harbour, otherwise known as the Port of Hamburg, is the largest port in Germany and the third busiest port in Europe. It was founded in 1189 and still plays an important role in the city today. Hamburg Harbour is home many to shipyards, and is still a commercial port. In addition to this, the harbour is an attractive cruise ship destination.
Learn about the vast history of Hamburg Harbour and its importance to the city and trading. Guided boat tours are available of the harbour area. As with many other cities in Europe, the redevelopment of the docklands area has seen many restaurants and bars emerging. The harbour is also home to maritime museums and even a floating Church, known as Boatman’s Church.
Hamburg Fish Market
Hamburg Fish Market is located in the harbour area next to the Fish Auction Hall (Fischauktionshalle) in St. Pauli. This bustling market is worth the early Sunday morning rise. This market dates back to the 1700s and is Hamburg’s oldest open-air market. Hamburg Fish Market is open from 5am until 9am every Sunday and is a large attraction for tourists and locals alike. As well as fresh seafood straight off the boats the market also offers a range of food products, flowers and teas. Once you are finished at the market, drop by the Fish Auction Hall and enjoy something to eat and listen to live music.
Accommodation in Hamburg
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg is located in the city centre of Hamburg and it is ideal for visiting the city’s attractions. The harbour area and the fish market can be easily reached by public transport from this central hotel in Hamburg. Guests can return to this stylish hotel after exploring the city and enjoy spa facilities at Botanical Spa, or fine Italian cuisine at Filini Restaurant and Bar.