Opening hours 24/7 — when is the wholesale market open?

All year round, Monday to Sunday 0.00 a.m. to midnight. The main East Gate, Auf der Brandshofer Schleuse 4, can be used day and night for entry and exit.

You can find further information here » Opening hours

Market trading hours — when can I do business in the wholesale market?

Trading in the fruit and vegetable hall is from 2.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday, and in the producers’ area from 3.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. The wholesale flower market is open for buyers from 3.00 to 8.00 a.m. from Monday to Saturday. For the terms for buying on the wholesale market, see  » Market ID.

You can find further information here » Hours of trading

Market ID — What do I need to enable me to buy on the wholesale market?

Commercial resellers, commercial consumers and large-scale professional consumers are entitled to buy. Final consumers are not permitted to buy here. You need a specialist trading licence, VAT book, itinerant trade licence or other trade certificate as well as a photo of the future ID holder. 

You can find further information here » Become a buyer

Directions — what’s the best way to get to the wholesale market site?

The wholesale market is located near the city centre in Hammerbrook and lies between Oberhafen and Amsinckstraße. It can be reached via the A 1/A 255 (via Elbbrücken). 

The main East Gate is open day and night. You can reach it via the street named Auf der Brandshofer Schleuse 4. You can reach the West Gate via Banksstraße/at the corner of Lippeltstraße. It is open on weekdays from 0.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and on Saturdays from 2.00 a.m to 10.00 a.m.. 

Here you can find further information as well as hall plans and route maps for getting here » Directions and maps

ID Office opening hours — When and where can I apply for a market or parking ID?

Monday to Friday 7.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. The ID office is located in Room 112 on the 1st floor of the wholesale market hall (staircase 1, South façade).

You can find further information here » ID Office

Range of products — what goods are offered on the wholesale market?

A comprehensive range of fresh products (no meat and no fish), fresh produce grown locally, controlled bioproducts from domestic producers, imports from all corners of the world, restaurant requirements and decorative articles, flowers and plants, other supplies such as spices, luxury food, tobacco, etc. and various service facilities.

You can find further information here  » Product range

Rentals — Can I rent space in the wholesale market?

Hamburg’s wholesale market with a total area of 27.3 hectares offers you ideal conditions for selling your fresh produce and storing your products. There are many options on offer for you to rent space for your sales stand, storage rooms and cold stores as well as offices and parking spaces. You can get started with as little as 10 m². 

You can find further information and the right people to talk to here » Renting space

Parking spaces — Can I rent a parking space on the wholesale market site?

Yes, the extensive wholesale market site offers good parking facilities. The wholesale market management will be happy to help you. Please address your enquiry to  »

You can find further information here » Renting space

Guided tours of the wholesale market — When do the guided tours of the wholesale market take place and how can I book them?

As probably most businesses the Wholesale Market Hamburg is also affected by the ongoing situation. Therefore we have to cancel all guided tours. 

You can find further information here » Guided tours

Market companies – What companies are to be found in the wholesale market?

Around 350 companies are to be found in the wholesale market. You can find an overview of fruit and vegetable traders » here. You can find an overview of flower traders  » here

You can find further information here » Product range

Events — What events are held on the site of the wholesale market?

The wholesale market site is used all year round for large outdoor events. Only the » Food Market Hamburg on the first or second weekend in September is held in the wholesale market hall.

You can find further information and dates of events here » Events calendar

Job offers — Can I find current job offers at the wholesale market?

Market companies are constantly on the lookout for good staff. You can find all current job offers » here
You are also welcome to send us your job requests.

You can find further information and an application form here » Jobs

Data protection notice — What happens to my data?

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal details confidentially and in compliance with legal data protection regulations and this data protection notice. Use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data.

You can find further information here » Data protection notice

Press — Where can I download photos of the wholesale market for publication?

As well as the press officer, the press section offers you press information and image material — for use in print and online media for no fee. 

You can find further information here  » Downloads