Perhaps one of Hamburg's most unusual attractions is the Altona Fish Market (Fischmarkt), held every Sunday morning, rain or shine. Along with the spoils of the sea, travelers find all manner of goods for sale at this lively slice of Hamburg life.
Stalls selling souvenirs, clothing, flowers, fresh produce and plenty of food and drink are set up along the Elbe riverbank, and fun free entertainment is provided by the bellowing stallholders, oompah bands and buskers.
The Altona Fish Market is held every Sunday on the riverbank, south of the Reeperbahn. If it's raining, visitors can head indoors to the Fish Auction Hall for sausages, beer and live music. Travelers should arrive early, as the market closes around 10 a.m.