Posted on July 4, 2012 by Mareike in Hamburg
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Almost everyone in Hamburg has one. A very simple and cheap looking wicker basket. They are the lovingly collected testimonies of our fishmarket experiences. Every sunday from 7:00 am to 9:30 am around 70.000 people meet near the »Landungsbrücken« to buy fresh fruit or vegetables, flowers and (of course) fish. The market traders shout and haggle while many happy looking customers carry their bargains home in wicker baskets.


Klaas Hartz /

I guess most of these 70.000 people come directly from the »Reeperbahn« which is not far away from the market place. Having danced and drunk through the night in Hamburg‘s most famous party district, it seems quite natural to go on to the fishmarket right afterwards. At least everyone thinks like this once in his or her lifetime. As for me, I have seldom met somebody who collected more than one of the famous wicker baskets. Doing the »Reeperbahn« and the fishmarket in one night seems to be the ultimate »once in a lifetime«-experience in Hamburg.