Hamburg's maritime tableau spreads out before this park created by local residents and overlooking the Elbe. Pick up some beer and have...
Designed like a vinyl record, it has abstract steel sculptures resembling cookie cutters of the fab four (including a hybrid of Ringo...
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Golden Pudel Club
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Oh, It’s Fresh
Part of a rapidly growing, health-food-oriented Hamburg minichain, this light-filled, airy space is decorated by red floral wallpaper...
Grosse Elbstrasse 9 · interesting places nearby
Here's the perfect excuse to stay up all Saturday night. Every Sunday in the wee hours, some 70,000 locals and visitors descend upon the famous Fischmarkt in St Pauli. The market has been running since 1703, and its undisputed stars are the boisterous Marktschreier (market criers) who hawk their wares at full volume. Live bands also entertainingly crank out cover versions of ancient German pop songs in the adjoining Fischauktionshalle (Fish Auction Hall).
Vendors artfully arrange their bananas, cherries, kumquats and whatever else they’ve picked up that week (some comes direct from farms but a lot comes from wholesalers). Others pile up eels, shellfish, cacti and all manner of goods. It’s not yet 5am as the first customers begin to trundle in. ‘Don’t be shy, little girl,’ a vendor might shout with a lascivious wink to a 60-year-old, waggling a piece of eel in front of her face. Almost always, the ‘girl’ blushes before taking a hearty bite as the crowd cheers.