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Although the Altona Fish Market is one of Hamburg's most picturesque sights, it's too rarely seen by tourists. Following a tradition that goes back to 1703 when a magisterial decree permitted Hamburg's fishermen to sell their catch on Sunday mornings, the market is open only from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Located west of the city's center, between St. Paul Landungsbrucken and Grosse Elbestrasse, the market sells not only fresh fish but fruit, flowers, and antiques.

Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head, South Carolina is celebrating their 25th anniversary by offering a weekend (or any two nights) free lodging to couples celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in 1982.

A couple should contact the reservations staff to reserve an oceanfront room. The toll-free number is (800) 922-7042. Presentation of the marriage certificate or other certified verification will be required at check-in.

Feeling a sense of achievement, seeing superb scenery, tasting new foods, and visiting quaint villages are all ingredients of a bicycle tour around Lake Geneva, now in its 6th year. The cycling is mostly along country lanes through Switzerland and France, including such well-known resorts as Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, and Evian-les-Bains. Yvoire, a medieval French town is a highlight of the tour, as is Chillon Castle. The tour also crosses the Rhone Delta, through one of Switzerland's important nature reserves.

Participants are given the best Swiss-made bicycles from the Cilo factory in Lausanne, which are adjusted to each rider. There will be 12 tours offered in 1982, with between 10 and 25 participants on each tour. For more information, write Welcome Swiss Tours, 7 Avenue Benjamin Constant, 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland.

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