EXPERIENCE

FOR THE FRESH-EYED

When most traders have finished work after the night shift and are sitting at the breakfast table, cultural life begins in Hamburg’s wholesale market. The German Food Additives Museum receives its first groups of visitors, the Mehr! Theater builds the stage for the evening performance and barriers are erected on the wholesale market site in readiness for an open-air concert. Early risers can even experience the night-time trading live on a conducted tour of the wholesale market.

food market 2021

There's really something for everyone!

HAMBURG’s FOOD MARKET – The culinary highlight of the year is not just a real treat for restaurateurs and buyers. Everyone is welcome and they can marvel, taste and indulge. The wholesale market will again be opening its doors this year in the late summer. 

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CULTURE IN THE WHOLESALE MARKET

  • Mehr! Theatre in the wholesale market

    Since its opening in March 2015, the theatre has played host to musicals and shows of international standard besides global rock stars and pop music greats. The Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt underwent extensive refurbishment for the sensational theatre experience Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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  • German Food Additives Museum

    In the EU, thousands of additives such as flavourings, enzymes, colouring and flavour enhancers can be use in food production. Many of them do not even need to be declared. Even with bioproducts, numerous additives are permitted. Without these additives, many types of food would not be available and others would be significantly more expensive.

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[Translate to English:] Ein Bild mit viel buntem und frischem Gemüse

Good to know

Is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? Which German fruit and vegetables are in season and at which time? What is actually contained in a yoghurt? How do I eat healthy?

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