Altona is a neighbourhood in the west of Hamburg, Germany's second largest city. It became a part of Hamburg in 1937, and the name Altona comes from the Low German for “all to near”, referring to how close the former town was to the border with Hamburg. Today, it is a major part of the city, home to over 250,000 people, with plenty to see and do – get to know the area with an apartment Altona.
Altona's fish market, the Fischmarkt, is a Hamburg institution and a must do for people renting Altona apartments; open on Sunday from 5am (7am in winter) until 9.30am, most of its patrons are revellers stopping by on their way home from a night out. One typically buys a Fischbrötchen and listens to music in the Fischauktionshalle. The fish market is right on the banks of the river Elbe, and the views across the docks are surprisingly beautiful, particularly at sunset. Also on the riverside next to the market is the U-434, a 90 metre long Russian U-boat and fascinating museum.
Football fans with Altona apartments who don't manage to get tickets to a game of the legendary Hamburg Sankt Pauli team should go to an Altona 93 game – they currently play in the Hamburg Oberliga, the equivalent of the fifth league, but their fans are enthusiastic and the atmosphere is always good.