Book a guided tour now and experience the “night life” in Hamburg’s wholesale market.

Did you always want to know what goes on mainly at night and early in the morning in the huge hall in Hammerbrook, and how important the fruit, vegetable and flower wholesale market is for Hamburg and areas around Hamburg?

Experience nighttime trading live on a guided tour through the wholesale market hall steeped in history. Discover the history of the wholesale market and pick up exciting information about the historic hall on the Elbe which is subject to a preservation order.

Your guide will be a former employee of the wholesale market who can tell you a few stories with their wealth of experience of the wholesale market.

Register now for one of the dates shown below. To do so, send an email with the names (first name and surname) of the participants, your complete address and your mobile number to  » info@grossmarkt.hamburg.de. Your registration is only confirmed once you have received a confirmation email from us.

Your registration is considered binding.  If the booking is not cancelled at least 7 days before the start of the tour by sending an email to » info@grossmarkt.hamburg.de, we will bill you for the full cost. You will receive confirmation of cancellation from us by email.

  • Ein Blick von oben in die Großmarkthalle.
  • Ware auf dem Großmarktgelände
  • Das Großmarktgelände bei Nacht.

2024 Schedule

Registration for a guided tour

Datum der Führung
Zustimmung zu der Betriebs- und Benutzungsordnung


  • Experienced guide (former employee of the wholesale market)
  • Tour of the fruit + vegetable hall of Hamburg’s wholesale market
  • Surprise present
  • Safety jackets (will be collected again after the tour)



The tour is held exclusively in German

Start of the tour

6 a.m.

Meeting point

At 5:45 a.m. at the entrance to the West Gate, Banksstraße 28

Duration of tour 

2,5 hours


€ 15.- per person. Please bring the right money with you.


Children up to and including the age of 12 can take part in the tour free of charge accompanied by an adult. Please bring the child’s ID with you. Children under 6 may not take part in the tour for safety reasons. It is not permitted to bring pets onto the wholesale market site.


It is not permitted to bring pets onto the wholesale market site.

Minimum number of participants

10 persons (If the minimum number of 10 participants has not been reached 48 hours before the scheduled time, we reserve the right to cancel the tour. You will receive an immediate email. In this case, you will not incur any costs.)

Maximum number of participants

20 persons


You can park free of charge in the car parking space at the West Gate for the duration of the tour. Please report to the security personnel at the gate. 


You can obtain a personalised route planner with your destination (West Gate) here: