A crispy German roll with pickled herring fillets and onions.
Every Sunday morning, the Hamburg Fish Market by the Elbe attracts thousands of visitors, night owls and early birds alike!
Fish, fruit, flowers, clothing and souvenirs – you can find almost anything at the Hamburg Fish Market, an institution since 1703. Every Sunday morning, early birds and night owls unite along the shores of the Elbe to barter over fresh fish, regain their spirits over a coffee or simply to enjoy the lively atmosphere.
To attract customers, the market barkers out-shout each other. This results in a loud and verbose crescendo that both locals and tourists enjoy on a weekly basis.
How is Herring Sandwich called in German?
A herring sandwich is called "Heringsbrötchen".
How to pronounce "Heringsbrötchen"?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Heringsbrötchen" in German.
A German herring sandwich is never served on a pretzel bun. Serve it on a Kaiser roll or another crusty wheat roll.
You will find several recipes for rolls in this class.
Hamburg Fischmarkt Impressions
Authentic German Herring Sandwich Roll Recipe
- 2 rolls (i.e. Kaiser rolls)
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 jar pickled herring
- 1 small onion (sliced into thin rings)
- Cut rolls open and spread butter evenly on both sides.
- Arrange pickled herring on one half of the roll.
- Add sliced onion rings and top with other side of bread.
Try this recipe with smoked salmon instead of herring. Both variations are not just a great snack but a great hangover breakfast after a long Oktoberfest night.