Hamburg - Shopping
Hamburg is a metropolis when it comes to shopping. Whether you are after fine wines and food or the latest in clothing fashions. There are numerous sidewalks in Hamburg. Shopping arcades, department stores and shops compete for space in everything from classical buildings in the Jugend style to hypermodern buildings.
Shopping the original Hanseatic way
The Hanse-Viertel shopping mall is nestled in the heart of Hamburg. Nowhere else can so many different stores be found under one roof. Fashion, gifts and treats to savour in a very special way. Also worth seeing inside is a spectacular granite globe showing the history of the Hanseatic trade routes.
The most popular shopping street in Hamburg runs from the central station to Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz. There are chain stores here such as Zara, Douglas, H & M, Anson’s and Görtz. Jewellers, opticians and Thalia, Hamburg’s largest bookshop, are located next door to banks, chemists and cafés.
This is a beautiful arcade in the Jugend style with painted walls and ceiling. The oldest bookshop, Felix Jud, and the famous jewellers, Jensen, are to be found here. If you are hungry you can try Syrian food at the restaurant Saliba.
Hamburg’s oldest outdoor market is open every Sunday morning. The market is located at the old fish auction premises and live bands play jazz, skiffle and country music. It is open in the summer from 5 a.m-9.30 a.m and in the winter 7 a.m-9.30 a.m. It is also a popular place to finish off a night on the dance floor with a good fish sandwich.