Over the last few years, Fischmarkt Hamburg-Altona GmbH and the district in which it is located have been the focus of urban development activities. Hamburg is discovering the potential of its city coast and the banks of the River Elbe; new promenades, squares and architectural highlights are being built between the Elbe bridges and the museum port of Övelgönne, culminating in an entirely new district known as HafenCity. In Altona, the main task is to preserve the unique topographical, urban, social and economic characteristics of the fishing harbour quarter.
"Especially as a company with a long tradition, we take our responsibility for a careful development of the banks of the River Elbe in Altona very seriously, while making use of the opportunities which this presents!"
Matthias Funk, Managing Director of FMH
In contrast to other former parts of a port, which have often been used for many different purposes over several generations, Altona attaches particular importance to respecting existing industrial structures as an anchor for the quarter in the careful further development of the banks of the River Elbe.
For over 80 years, Fischmarkt Hamburg-Altona GmbH has understood itself as a link between public interests and the concerns of the local fish industry. Today more than ever, it is possible to develop the established values of this district in a manner which preserves traditions while looking forward to the future, guaranteeing a high degree of authenticity.