Although I’m in the States for now, I still get updates from various media outlets of Stuttgart, including the Stuttgart Tourism Board (their facebook, twitter and instagram) and the Stuttgarter Zeitung (facebook), and they have been buzzing about the Hamburger Fischmarkt this week. So to look back and fight back the tears from the fact I’ll have to miss it this year, here comes some shots from last year, including my blog post from that year too.
Stuttgart has a number of interesting festivals throughout the the year, including the Cannstatter Volksfest, Stuttgarter Weindorf and the Sommerfest. The Hamburger Fischmarkt is one of the most popular, since it’s when and where the lovely dealers of Hamburg bring their produce to the lovely people of Stuttgart. Even now as I’m writing this, I can hear the music, people laughing and the hustle and bustle of the market. At least I think that’s what this noise is. The famous fish market in St. Pauli, Hamburg in Stuttgart’s own Karlsplatz.
Hamburg is located between continental Europe to the south and Scandinavia to the North, with the North Sea to the west and the Baltic Sea to the east. The abundant fish possibilities are countless. For the past 20 years, the fish market has been traveling around cities such as Stuttgart and Munich to share their fish cuisines. Sharing is caring. Even if it’s not as authentic and original as the original. And for us, who live in Stuttgart where it’s just so difficult to find fish, sometimes high quality fish (which I think I mentioned about a hundred times) it’s a great place to enjoy some good fish in almost every form.
I found it interesting that sometimes, they make shapes with the fish. Like this salmon-snail.
They also have a small stall where this gentleman makes warm and crispy waffle cones for ice cream. It’s quite a scene and after some rolls of waffles, you feel obligated to try them, nice and warm.
Aside from fish and chips, fried fish, smoked fish and other snacks, they also offer souvenirs, fashion items and interior items related to the sea and the nautical theme. I was very tempted to buy a handkerchief, but I restrained myself. I’m not sure I’ll be successful until the end of the festival.
- Hamburg Fish Market (The market runs through July 19, 2015)
All photos by rachelsanghee. Photos July, 2014, edited July 2015.