A local institution since the early 18th century, the Fischmarkt takes place every Sunday morning on the bank of River Elbe. The market is packed full of stands and food trucks selling everything from fresh fish and bags of sausages to giant fruit baskets. Vendors’ voices ring out around the room as they try to hawk their produce to passers-by. At dawn, live music fills the historic auction hall at the heart of the market and partygoers traditionally gather together here for one more dance before heading home. Open: Sunday from 5am to 9.30am (15 March to 14 November) or from 7am to 9.30am (15 November to 14 March).